Using Imodium to Treat Opiate Withdrawal
What is Loperamide?
Loperamide hydrochloride, otherwise known as Imodium, is an opioid medication that is used to treat several forms of diarrhea. Loperamide works by binding to opioid receptors in the digestive system to slow down the movement of the intestines. It is available inexpensively over-the-counter without a prescription. Recently, people who are suffering from opiate withdrawal symptoms have been experimenting with loperamide to treat their symptoms. To date, there is no research that points to loperamide being effective in treating opiate withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, high doses of loperamide can lead to dangerous side effects and, in some cases, fatal overdoses.
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