Is Imodium Hard On The Liver?

Can you have diarrhea with liver problems?

The first symptoms of liver failure are often nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, and diarrhea.

Because these symptoms can have any number of causes, it may be hard to tell that the liver is failing.

But as liver failure progresses, the symptoms become more serious..

Which drugs are hard on the liver?

Many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications can cause toxic liver disease….Prescription drugs:Statins.Antibiotics like amoxicillin-clavulanate or erythromycin.Arthritis drugs like methotrexate or azathioprine.Antifungal drugs.Niacin.Steroids.Allopurinol for gout.Antiviral drugs for HIV infection.

When should you not take Imodium?

You should consult your healthcare professional if:Symptoms get worse.Diarrhea lasts for more than two days.You have a fever.Blood or mucus in your stools.

Is it better to stop diarrhea or let it go?

You may have heard it’s better to let diarrhea run its course rather than treating it. But except in a few cases where you should see your doctor (see “How to find diarrhea relief” for more information), you can treat your diarrhea at home with nonprescription medications.

What are the long term effects of taking Imodium?

One of the most frequently reported Imodium long-term side effects is the potential for dependence to occur. Imodium is intended as a short-term medication primarily. When someone uses Imodium over the long-term, and they become dependent on it, they may go through withdrawal if they try to stop using it.

Is Imodium safe to take everyday?

Loperamide is a very safe drug which is not addictive. It can be taken in doses of up to 8 capsules (16 milligrams) per day over long periods of time. Do not take more than 16 milligrams per day without medical advice.