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Kristi_18
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posted 03-19-2000 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kristi_18   Click Here to Email Kristi_18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if taking Imodium for a long time is bad for you?
My mother is convinced it is,but I hope it isn't.Because it helps me! And besides I am the one who has to deal with IBS-D at school everyday(This message is not meant to sound bitter because I love my mom)Can someone help me on this one please

flux
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posted 03-19-2000 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for flux   Click Here to Email flux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know of no formal studies on long-term usage. You might want to inquire with the manufacturer. By itself and no other complicating factors, I suspect it would be OK.

vikee
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posted 03-19-2000 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vikee   Click Here to Email vikee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can check it out by clicking on http://www.gicare.com/pated/loperamide.htm

I'm kinda sure it's safe my doctor said I can use it daily for IBS.
I would trust what Flux said to you

CarlenRae
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posted 03-20-2000 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CarlenRae   Click Here to Email CarlenRae     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My gastro also said I can take Immodium forever and it won't hurt me. Of course I only take it occassionally, but now I don't hesitate if I feel I need it.

Carlene

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