12th November 2019

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What are the side effects of taking Imodium?

Common Side Effects of Imodium:
  • Dizziness.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Vomiting.
  • Constipation.
  • Fatigue.
  • Stomach pain, discomfort, or enlargement.

Also asked, what can I take for IBS diarrhea?

Here are some suggestions to help you manage your diarrhea caused by IBS:
  • Take fiber.
  • Take an anti-diarrheal.
  • Avoid trigger foods.
  • Eat foods that can help solidify your stools.
  • Manage stress.
  • Try therapy.
  • Ask your doctor about medications.

What is the best medicine for IBS?

Medications approved for certain people with IBS include:
  • Alosetron (Lotronex). Alosetron is designed to relax the colon and slow the movement of waste through the lower bowel.
  • Eluxadoline (Viberzi).
  • Rifaximin (Xifaxan).
  • Lubiprostone (Amitiza).
  • Linaclotide (Linzess).

How long does it take for Imodium to take effect?

Absorption times will vary depending on your body and other circumstances, but Imodium will usually take effect within the first hour and continue to work for a few hours thereafter. You should continue to take a capsule after each loose bowel movement, up to a maximum of 8 capsules in 24 hours.
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