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Imodium

IMODIUM®
(loperamide hydrochloride),

Imodium

DRUG DESCRIPTION

IMODIUM® (loperamide hydrochloride), 4-(p-chlorophenyl)-4-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyl- a, a-diphenyl-1-piperidinebutyramide monohydrochloride, is a synthetic antidiarrheal for oral use.

IMODIUM (loperamide hydrochloride) structural formula illustration

IMODIUM® (loperamide hcl) is available in 2mg capsules.

The inactive ingredients are: Lactose, cornstarch, talc, and magnesium stearate. IMODIUM® (loperamide hcl) capsules contain FD&C Yellow No. 6.

What are the possible side effects of loperamide?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking loperamide and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • stomach pain or bloating;
  • ongoing or worsening diarrhea;
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody; or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes...

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What are the precautions when taking loperamide hcl (Imodium)?

Before taking loperamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: stomach/abdominal pain without diarrhea, bowel obstruction (e.g., ileus, megacolon, abdominal distention).

The rapidly dissolving tablets may contain aspartame or phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame or phenylalanine, consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the safe use of...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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