Imodium and Cat scratch disease - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Cat scratch disease is reported only by a few people who take Imodium.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Imodium and have Cat scratch disease. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 41,525 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 09, 2023

41,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium.
Among them, 2 people (0.0%) have Cat scratch disease.

What is Imodium?

Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. eHealthMe is studying from 42,386 Imodium users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Cat scratch disease?

Cat scratch disease (bacterial infection by cat scratch) is found to be associated with 410 drugs and 248 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Imodium and Cat scratch disease reports submitted per year:

Could Imodium cause Cat scratch disease?

Gender of people who have Cat scratch disease when taking Imodium *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Cat scratch disease when taking Imodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Imodium *:

  1. Vitamin B12: 2 people, 100.00%
  2. Lexapro: 2 people, 100.00%
  3. Biotin: 2 people, 100.00%
  4. Viekira Pak: 1 person, 50.00%
  5. Synthroid: 1 person, 50.00%
  6. Prilosec: 1 person, 50.00%

Common side effects people have besides Cat scratch disease *:

  1. Weakness: 2 people, 100.00%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 2 people, 100.00%
  3. Heart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing): 2 people, 100.00%
  4. Feeling Abnormal: 2 people, 100.00%
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 100.00%
  6. Dyspnea Exertional: 2 people, 100.00%
  7. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 2 people, 100.00%
  8. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 2 people, 100.00%
  9. Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears): 1 person, 50.00%
  10. Breathing Difficulty: 1 person, 50.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Hepatitis C: 2 people, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Imodium and have Cat scratch disease?

Check whether Cat scratch disease is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on loperamide hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Imodium) and Imodium (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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