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Review: could Loperamide cause Narcotic abuse?

Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Loperamide, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Morphine, and have Anxiety.

We study 2,091 people who have side effects while taking Loperamide from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 2,091 people reported to have side effects when taking Loperamide hydrochloride. Among them, 1 people (0.05%) has Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.00% of all the 45,287 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Loperamide hydrochloride reports

Time on Loperamide hydrochloride when people have Narcotic abuse * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Loperamide hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Loperamide hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Loperamide hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Sleep disorder (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Pyrexia (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Back pain (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Pain (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Morphine (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Fentanyl citrate (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Triamterene (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Klor-con (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Diphenhydramine hcl (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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