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Loperamide HCL 2mg. What is this med used to treat or why would it be recommended by your doctor

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Loperimide treats diarrhea. It is also called Imodium. Some people take it for a short time to treat diarrhea due to temporary bowel problems. It can also be taken longer term to treat bowel problems that cause diarrhea, like irritable bowel syndrome.
Loperimide is related chemically to morphine. Morphine also causes slowing of the bowels. If normal people are taking too much morphine (like opioid *******) they will have lots of problems with constipation. Since Loperimide can be puchased without a prescription, some people are buying it to take for their opioid addiction. The Federal **** Administration (FDA) is putting more regulations on Loperimide to stop the inappropriate use of this medication.

Opioid Crisis Leads FDA To Restrict Imodium - WebMD
https://www.webmd.com > digestive-disorders > news > opioid-crisis-leads-f..


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IMODIUM® (loperamide hydrochloride) is indicated for the control and symptomatic relief of acute nonspecific diarrhea and of chronic diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease.

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