Review: could Imodium cause Withdrawal syndrome?
We study 9,688 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.
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Imodium (latest outcomes from 10,165 users) has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.
Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 56,284 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 9,688 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium. Among them, 7 people (0.07%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.01% of all the 55,980 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.
Time on Imodium when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Withdrawal syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Imodium * :
|Withdrawal syndrome||9.09%||90.91% |
Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Imodium * :
|Withdrawal syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||63.64%||9.09%||9.09%||18.18% |
Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Imodium ** :
How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (6 people, 85.71%)
- Arrhythmia (6 people, 85.71%)
- Anxiety (6 people, 85.71%)
- Prophylaxis (6 people, 85.71%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (4 people, 57.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lorazepam (7 people, 100.00%)
- Imodium a-d (7 people, 100.00%)
- Toprol-xl (6 people, 85.71%)
- Generic imodium (6 people, 85.71%)
- Prilosec (6 people, 85.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (7 days ago):
vanessa on Jun, 24, 2014:
I want to warn others of valtrex withdrawal. I took it for a week and then two days later took one and had horrible back and neck pain. After that if I didn't take it I would get weakness in legs and burning and tingling all over and nervousness and horrible back pain. My blood pressure went high and heart rate high all from not taking it. I finally am getting better a few days now. I also had muscle spasms and severe insomnia and restless legs..it was unlike anything before. I do not drink or do drugs..I never thought an antiviral could do this. I want to give you encouragement that it shouldn't last long but go to doctor to get checked anyway.
From this study (4 weeks ago):
Patient had had diarrhoea for three days so may have been dehydrated. Patient also taken buscopan, and beta blockers that day.
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