LOPERAMIDE - ORAL

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

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Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

Comment from: PaulLee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 15

I have taken Imodium half tablet a day for two months now to help IBS-D. It helps to extend my bowel movement to once a day from three or four times a day. It also helps lessen the symptom of cramping of stomachs. Thanks for other user's review to let me find this medicine.

Related Reading: imodium | ibs-d

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

Comment from: PaulLee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 15

I have taken Imodium half tablet a day for two months now to help IBS-D. It helps to extend my bowel movement to once a day from three or four times a day. It also helps lessen the symptom of cramping of stomachs. Thanks for other user's review to let me find this medicine.

Related Reading: imodium | ibs-d

Comment from: Run2fun 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 19

I have been taking it for over 10 years and it’s the most effective medicine that I have taken for chronic diarrhea. I’ve never had any side effects from it.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

Comment from: PaulLee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 15

I have taken Imodium half tablet a day for two months now to help IBS-D. It helps to extend my bowel movement to once a day from three or four times a day. It also helps lessen the symptom of cramping of stomachs. Thanks for other user's review to let me find this medicine.

Related Reading: imodium | ibs-d

Comment from: Run2fun 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 19

I have been taking it for over 10 years and it’s the most effective medicine that I have taken for chronic diarrhea. I’ve never had any side effects from it.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: George's girl 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 01

I have suffered from long term collagenous colitis and taken entocort off and on for years to manage the frequent outbreaks... Immodium became my go-to when I wanted to "wean" myself from entocort. It's convenient, easy to take, and has made my condition manageable at least; greatly improved at best--and doesn't have the side effects of stronger medications.

Related Reading: colitis | entocort

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

Comment from: PaulLee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 15

I have taken Imodium half tablet a day for two months now to help IBS-D. It helps to extend my bowel movement to once a day from three or four times a day. It also helps lessen the symptom of cramping of stomachs. Thanks for other user's review to let me find this medicine.

Related Reading: imodium | ibs-d

Comment from: Run2fun 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 19

I have been taking it for over 10 years and it’s the most effective medicine that I have taken for chronic diarrhea. I’ve never had any side effects from it.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: George's girl 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 01

I have suffered from long term collagenous colitis and taken entocort off and on for years to manage the frequent outbreaks... Immodium became my go-to when I wanted to "wean" myself from entocort. It's convenient, easy to take, and has made my condition manageable at least; greatly improved at best--and doesn't have the side effects of stronger medications.

Related Reading: colitis | entocort

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: November 16

This medication does what it's supposed to - stop diarrhea. My reason for a two-star overall satisfaction rating is the flavor - it is downright disgusting!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

Comment from: PaulLee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 15

I have taken Imodium half tablet a day for two months now to help IBS-D. It helps to extend my bowel movement to once a day from three or four times a day. It also helps lessen the symptom of cramping of stomachs. Thanks for other user's review to let me find this medicine.

Related Reading: imodium | ibs-d

Comment from: Run2fun 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 19

I have been taking it for over 10 years and it’s the most effective medicine that I have taken for chronic diarrhea. I’ve never had any side effects from it.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: George's girl 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 01

I have suffered from long term collagenous colitis and taken entocort off and on for years to manage the frequent outbreaks... Immodium became my go-to when I wanted to "wean" myself from entocort. It's convenient, easy to take, and has made my condition manageable at least; greatly improved at best--and doesn't have the side effects of stronger medications.

Related Reading: colitis | entocort

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: November 16

This medication does what it's supposed to - stop diarrhea. My reason for a two-star overall satisfaction rating is the flavor - it is downright disgusting!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 12

I've always had good luck using this med. However, on one occasion I took too many in 24 hours and ended up with terrible kidney pain for 3 days. I'll be much more careful in the future when using this med. Following directions!

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

Comment from: PaulLee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 15

I have taken Imodium half tablet a day for two months now to help IBS-D. It helps to extend my bowel movement to once a day from three or four times a day. It also helps lessen the symptom of cramping of stomachs. Thanks for other user's review to let me find this medicine.

Related Reading: imodium | ibs-d

Comment from: Run2fun 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 19

I have been taking it for over 10 years and it’s the most effective medicine that I have taken for chronic diarrhea. I’ve never had any side effects from it.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: George's girl 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 01

I have suffered from long term collagenous colitis and taken entocort off and on for years to manage the frequent outbreaks... Immodium became my go-to when I wanted to "wean" myself from entocort. It's convenient, easy to take, and has made my condition manageable at least; greatly improved at best--and doesn't have the side effects of stronger medications.

Related Reading: colitis | entocort

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: November 16

This medication does what it's supposed to - stop diarrhea. My reason for a two-star overall satisfaction rating is the flavor - it is downright disgusting!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 12

I've always had good luck using this med. However, on one occasion I took too many in 24 hours and ended up with terrible kidney pain for 3 days. I'll be much more careful in the future when using this med. Following directions!

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

I am allergic to sulphur. Wasn't aware of any allergy to loperamide. Took two tabs to ease diarrhea after food poisoning. Had severe allergic reaction stomach cramps, hives to face esp head and eyes as well as to other sorts of scalp and torso. If this helps anyone else it will be worth it. It has added to my discomfort whilst on holiday. Wish I had known before I took it. My eyes are badly swollen and almost closed. Will seek medical help in the morning if it doesn't improve.

Related Reading: allergy | diarrhea | food poisoning

Comment from: Not4all 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 04

I suffer from chronic diarrhea, due to abdominal mesh, up to 16 mg x day-- no help-- Became very confused in my thinking and severe headaches, big increase in B/P-- This may be a great med for some, but be aware there are some severe side effects for some people.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Imodium works fine, BUT THE PACKAGING IS AWFUL! It requires scissors to open. When I am on travel this is impossible. Would the company PLEASE make easy to open packaging!

Related Reading: imodium

Comment from: PaulLee 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 15

I have taken Imodium half tablet a day for two months now to help IBS-D. It helps to extend my bowel movement to once a day from three or four times a day. It also helps lessen the symptom of cramping of stomachs. Thanks for other user's review to let me find this medicine.

Related Reading: imodium | ibs-d

Comment from: Run2fun 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 19

I have been taking it for over 10 years and it’s the most effective medicine that I have taken for chronic diarrhea. I’ve never had any side effects from it.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: George's girl 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 01

I have suffered from long term collagenous colitis and taken entocort off and on for years to manage the frequent outbreaks... Immodium became my go-to when I wanted to "wean" myself from entocort. It's convenient, easy to take, and has made my condition manageable at least; greatly improved at best--and doesn't have the side effects of stronger medications.

Related Reading: colitis | entocort

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: November 16

This medication does what it's supposed to - stop diarrhea. My reason for a two-star overall satisfaction rating is the flavor - it is downright disgusting!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 12

I've always had good luck using this med. However, on one occasion I took too many in 24 hours and ended up with terrible kidney pain for 3 days. I'll be much more careful in the future when using this med. Following directions!

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

I am allergic to sulphur. Wasn't aware of any allergy to loperamide. Took two tabs to ease diarrhea after food poisoning. Had severe allergic reaction stomach cramps, hives to face esp head and eyes as well as to other sorts of scalp and torso. If this helps anyone else it will be worth it. It has added to my discomfort whilst on holiday. Wish I had known before I took it. My eyes are badly swollen and almost closed. Will seek medical help in the morning if it doesn't improve.

Related Reading: allergy | diarrhea | food poisoning

Comment from: Argeebee 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 25

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar? Recently, I was hospitalized and could not take the Immodium. My blood sugar was much higher when I was taking the drug.

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

Comment from: Argeebee 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 31

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar?

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Argeebee 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 31

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar?

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

Comment from: My experience 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 06

I have been lactose intolerant for many years. I started taking Anti-Diarrheal (Loperamide HCI 2mg) and my uncontrollable,loose stools have hardened to a more manageable type. I use to have to get to the bathroom with great urgency and had only seconds to spare. Now I can actually wait in line like anyone else. I no longer stress about it when I go out. What a relief. If I am going somewhere I take 2 tablets in the morning then one with each meal. On days that I stay home I don't take any and I have my usual "explosions." I take a break from the drug when I can so I don't build up immunities. No side effects after one month.

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: Argeebee 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 31

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar?

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

Comment from: My experience 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 06

I have been lactose intolerant for many years. I started taking Anti-Diarrheal (Loperamide HCI 2mg) and my uncontrollable,loose stools have hardened to a more manageable type. I use to have to get to the bathroom with great urgency and had only seconds to spare. Now I can actually wait in line like anyone else. I no longer stress about it when I go out. What a relief. If I am going somewhere I take 2 tablets in the morning then one with each meal. On days that I stay home I don't take any and I have my usual "explosions." I take a break from the drug when I can so I don't build up immunities. No side effects after one month.

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: MrsL. 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 18

Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief is the only product that helps me with IBS with diarrhea. Regular Imodium doesn't help much. Now I am unable to find it anywhere in stores. I even wrote the manufacturer, McNeill, and asked why I can't find it. They replied to my email with a phone number to call. I spoke to them directly and made it clear I just wanted to know where to buy it. They only would say it was temporarily out of production but could't say WHY or when it would return. Then I get in the mail a form to fill out to give them permission to access my health records! They assumed I was complaining, even though when I spoke to them directly I stated I was certainly NOT complaining about the product! Needless to say, I'm not responding to that ridiculous letter. In the meantime, I'm back to scouting bathroom locations before I can leave the house!

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: Argeebee 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 31

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar?

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

Comment from: My experience 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 06

I have been lactose intolerant for many years. I started taking Anti-Diarrheal (Loperamide HCI 2mg) and my uncontrollable,loose stools have hardened to a more manageable type. I use to have to get to the bathroom with great urgency and had only seconds to spare. Now I can actually wait in line like anyone else. I no longer stress about it when I go out. What a relief. If I am going somewhere I take 2 tablets in the morning then one with each meal. On days that I stay home I don't take any and I have my usual "explosions." I take a break from the drug when I can so I don't build up immunities. No side effects after one month.

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: MrsL. 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 18

Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief is the only product that helps me with IBS with diarrhea. Regular Imodium doesn't help much. Now I am unable to find it anywhere in stores. I even wrote the manufacturer, McNeill, and asked why I can't find it. They replied to my email with a phone number to call. I spoke to them directly and made it clear I just wanted to know where to buy it. They only would say it was temporarily out of production but could't say WHY or when it would return. Then I get in the mail a form to fill out to give them permission to access my health records! They assumed I was complaining, even though when I spoke to them directly I stated I was certainly NOT complaining about the product! Needless to say, I'm not responding to that ridiculous letter. In the meantime, I'm back to scouting bathroom locations before I can leave the house!

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: I<3BRANDON 13-18 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 15

i always had diarrhea because of my crohns disease. im also taking bentyl while occasionally needing to take imodium to control "the bad days"

Related Reading: diarrhea | bentyl | imodium

Comment from: Argeebee 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 31

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar?

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

Comment from: My experience 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 06

I have been lactose intolerant for many years. I started taking Anti-Diarrheal (Loperamide HCI 2mg) and my uncontrollable,loose stools have hardened to a more manageable type. I use to have to get to the bathroom with great urgency and had only seconds to spare. Now I can actually wait in line like anyone else. I no longer stress about it when I go out. What a relief. If I am going somewhere I take 2 tablets in the morning then one with each meal. On days that I stay home I don't take any and I have my usual "explosions." I take a break from the drug when I can so I don't build up immunities. No side effects after one month.

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: MrsL. 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 18

Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief is the only product that helps me with IBS with diarrhea. Regular Imodium doesn't help much. Now I am unable to find it anywhere in stores. I even wrote the manufacturer, McNeill, and asked why I can't find it. They replied to my email with a phone number to call. I spoke to them directly and made it clear I just wanted to know where to buy it. They only would say it was temporarily out of production but could't say WHY or when it would return. Then I get in the mail a form to fill out to give them permission to access my health records! They assumed I was complaining, even though when I spoke to them directly I stated I was certainly NOT complaining about the product! Needless to say, I'm not responding to that ridiculous letter. In the meantime, I'm back to scouting bathroom locations before I can leave the house!

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: I<3BRANDON 13-18 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 15

i always had diarrhea because of my crohns disease. im also taking bentyl while occasionally needing to take imodium to control "the bad days"

Related Reading: diarrhea | bentyl | imodium

Comment from: Diana 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 11

After using Imodium whenever I travel, I find that after having my first normal bowel movement, then I get uncontrollable diarrhea. This happens only once but I have no warning or control and it becomes very embarrassing.

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: Argeebee 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 31

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar?

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

Comment from: My experience 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 06

I have been lactose intolerant for many years. I started taking Anti-Diarrheal (Loperamide HCI 2mg) and my uncontrollable,loose stools have hardened to a more manageable type. I use to have to get to the bathroom with great urgency and had only seconds to spare. Now I can actually wait in line like anyone else. I no longer stress about it when I go out. What a relief. If I am going somewhere I take 2 tablets in the morning then one with each meal. On days that I stay home I don't take any and I have my usual "explosions." I take a break from the drug when I can so I don't build up immunities. No side effects after one month.

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: MrsL. 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 18

Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief is the only product that helps me with IBS with diarrhea. Regular Imodium doesn't help much. Now I am unable to find it anywhere in stores. I even wrote the manufacturer, McNeill, and asked why I can't find it. They replied to my email with a phone number to call. I spoke to them directly and made it clear I just wanted to know where to buy it. They only would say it was temporarily out of production but could't say WHY or when it would return. Then I get in the mail a form to fill out to give them permission to access my health records! They assumed I was complaining, even though when I spoke to them directly I stated I was certainly NOT complaining about the product! Needless to say, I'm not responding to that ridiculous letter. In the meantime, I'm back to scouting bathroom locations before I can leave the house!

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: I<3BRANDON 13-18 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 15

i always had diarrhea because of my crohns disease. im also taking bentyl while occasionally needing to take imodium to control "the bad days"

Related Reading: diarrhea | bentyl | imodium

Comment from: Diana 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 11

After using Imodium whenever I travel, I find that after having my first normal bowel movement, then I get uncontrollable diarrhea. This happens only once but I have no warning or control and it becomes very embarrassing.

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: Abcde 35-44 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

This drug works great for shutting down IBS symptoms, but it always had a backlash. Took me a while to figure out why: Part of my problem was Lactose intolerance. Lactose is a filler in this drug -- a terrible idea! An alternative doc said to stop milk, milk products, coffee, chocolate, cheese, many oils etc. Finally got off the drug too. IBS is history. It's what you eat!

Related Reading: lactose intolerance

Comment from: Argeebee 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 31

I have been taking one Immodium 2mg tablet daily for over four years for chronic mild diarrhea caused by radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I have only one question: I am also a diabetic, does Immodium cause a rise in blood sugar?

Related Reading: diarrhea | prostate cancer

Comment from: My experience 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 06

I have been lactose intolerant for many years. I started taking Anti-Diarrheal (Loperamide HCI 2mg) and my uncontrollable,loose stools have hardened to a more manageable type. I use to have to get to the bathroom with great urgency and had only seconds to spare. Now I can actually wait in line like anyone else. I no longer stress about it when I go out. What a relief. If I am going somewhere I take 2 tablets in the morning then one with each meal. On days that I stay home I don't take any and I have my usual "explosions." I take a break from the drug when I can so I don't build up immunities. No side effects after one month.

Related Reading: stress

Comment from: MrsL. 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 18

Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief is the only product that helps me with IBS with diarrhea. Regular Imodium doesn't help much. Now I am unable to find it anywhere in stores. I even wrote the manufacturer, McNeill, and asked why I can't find it. They replied to my email with a phone number to call. I spoke to them directly and made it clear I just wanted to know where to buy it. They only would say it was temporarily out of production but could't say WHY or when it would return. Then I get in the mail a form to fill out to give them permission to access my health records! They assumed I was complaining, even though when I spoke to them directly I stated I was certainly NOT complaining about the product! Needless to say, I'm not responding to that ridiculous letter. In the meantime, I'm back to scouting bathroom locations before I can leave the house!

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: I<3BRANDON 13-18 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 15

i always had diarrhea because of my crohns disease. im also taking bentyl while occasionally needing to take imodium to control "the bad days"

Related Reading: diarrhea | bentyl | imodium

Comment from: Diana 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 11

After using Imodium whenever I travel, I find that after having my first normal bowel movement, then I get uncontrollable diarrhea. This happens only once but I have no warning or control and it becomes very embarrassing.

Related Reading: imodium | diarrhea

Comment from: Abcde 35-44 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 19

This drug works great for shutting down IBS symptoms, but it always had a backlash. Took me a while to figure out why: Part of my problem was Lactose intolerance. Lactose is a filler in this drug -- a terrible idea! An alternative doc said to stop milk, milk products, coffee, chocolate, cheese, many oils etc. Finally got off the drug too. IBS is history. It's what you eat!

Related Reading: lactose intolerance

Comment from: NYGuy 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 19

This drug works great for shutting down IBS symptoms, but it always had a backlash. Took me a while to figure out why: Part of my problem was Lactose intolerance. Lactose is a filler in this drug -- a terrible idea! An alternative doc said to stop milk, milk products, coffee, chocolate, cheese, many oils etc. Finally got off the drug too. IBS is history. It's what you eat!

Related Reading: lactose intolerance

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