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I was wondering if it's safe to take either Imodium or Loperamide hydrochloride tablets on a regular basis.

I thought taking them could be helpful if one needs to go somewhere and has eaten food that may cause


For those who take it, does it seem to have any noticeable side effects?

thanks very much!


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Jeffrey Roberts

Some doctors are okay with this, some are not. If it works for you without any other side effects, then I don't believe it would be harmful. Constipation and abdominal pain are something that you have to look out for.

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My previous Dr. was ok with it. I have recently switched Dr.’s and my new Dr. has prescribed something that my previous 2 had never mentioned before. I am ecstatic about it as I love dining out and socializing with friends but the consequences are usually pretty rough. Maybe I am the last one to know of this type of drug but he told me to put it under my tongue when I am going out to dinner and traveling (actually the instructions are every 8 hours) and so far I have had zero issues. It is called Hyoscyamine Sulfate Anaspaz) .125 Mg or1.25  sublingual. Anyway you might check it out. It has worked great for me so far and I can’t believe no one has mentioned this before. I never went anywhere without Imodium and I have not bought any in 4 weeks. It’s still early but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Hoping you find relief as well. 

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These medications are not recommended for long-term use, as they can have side effects and may mask underlying medical conditions that are causing diarrhea. They should only be used for short-term relief of symptoms, and should not be used as a substitute for treating the underlying cause of diarrhea.

But it's important to consult with your healthcare provider before taking Imodium or Loperamide hydrochloride on a regular basis. I have recently consulted my doctor about this as well.

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