gastroenterology
Medicines

High-dose loperamide linked to serious cardiac events

Higher than recommended doses of the diarrhoea medicine loperamide (imodium) has been linked to serious cardiac events, the FDA warns. The majority of the 48 reported cardiac adverse events occurred in individuals who were intentionally misusing and abusing high doses of loperamide in attempts to self-treat opioid withdrawal symptoms or to achieve a feeling of ...

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