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Loperamide (Imodium)

Also known as Arret, Diocaps, Imodium, Loperagen, Normaloe, Lodiar, Anti-Diarrhea, Diamode, Diar-Aid, and Imodium Advanced

Loperamide , a piperidine derivative, is an opioid drug used against diarrhea resulting from gastroenteritis or inflammatory bowel disease. In most countries it is available generically and under brand names such as Lopex, Imodium, Dimor, Fortasec, Lopedium, and Pepto Diarrhea Control. It was developed at Janssen Pharmaceutica.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $8.29 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed loperamide to treat diarrhea, vomiting, noninfectious gastroenteritis, and nausea.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take loperamide if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking loperamide most commonly experience side effects like constipation, nausea, and cramps and spasms.

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