Who should not take Immodium?
Don’t take more than 4 mg per day.
Children 29-47 pounds (ages 2-5 years): Use Imodium only by the advice of your child’s doctor.
Children under 2 years: Do not give Imodium to children younger than 2 years of age..
What drugs does Imodium interact with?
Some products that may interact with this drug include: pramlintide, recent/current antibiotic use, drugs that can cause constipation (including anticholinergics such as belladonna/scopolamine, antispasmodics such as glycopyrrolate/oxybutynin, potent opioid pain medicines such as morphine, certain antihistamines such …
When should you not take anti diarrhea medicine?
Do not take antidiarrheal agents when diarrhea is accompanied by fever, severe illness, abdominal pain, or if there is blood or pus (mucus) in the stool. 1 If diarrhea from an infection is a possibility, only use antidiarrheal drugs with the help of a healthcare professional.
Is Imodium safe for heart patients?
Taking higher than the recommended dose of the antidiarrheal medicine loperamide can lead to serious heart problems, including abnormal heart rhythms and death. Use no more than the dose of loperamide listed on the label or prescribed by your health care professional.
Is it better to stop diarrhea or let it go?
You may have heard it’s better to let diarrhea run its course rather than treating it. But except in a few cases where you should see your doctor (see “How to find diarrhea relief” for more information), you can treat your diarrhea at home with nonprescription medications.
What can I eat to harden my stool?
These foods have insoluble fiber:The skins of fruit.The skins of beans.Potato skin (especially when it’s crispy, but avoid french fries, which are high in fat)Whole wheat, wheat bran, and whole-grain cereal products.Brown rice.Seeds.Broccoli.Spinach.More items…•