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Review: could Imodium cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Imodium, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lorazepam, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 9,649 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.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,649 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 55,283 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Imodium reports

Time on Imodium when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Imodium * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome9.09%90.91%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Imodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%63.64%9.09%9.09%18.18%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Imodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (6 people, 85.71%)
  2. Arrhythmia (6 people, 85.71%)
  3. Anxiety (6 people, 85.71%)
  4. Prophylaxis (6 people, 85.71%)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (4 people, 57.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (7 people, 100.00%)
  2. Imodium a-d (7 people, 100.00%)
  3. Toprol-xl (6 people, 85.71%)
  4. Generic imodium (6 people, 85.71%)
  5. Prilosec (6 people, 85.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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