Drink a tea infused with Korean cactus to naturally remedy your constipation
(Natural News) Treat your constipation naturally with the eastern prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa), a cactus common in Korea. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers in Korea wanted to determine if the cactus extract can alleviate loperamide-induced constipation in mice. In Korea, some people drink the juice of eastern prickly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perrigo Announces Final FDA Approval and Planned Launch for the Store Brand OTC Equivalent of Imodium(R) Multi-Symptom Relief
DUBLIN, Sept. 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food & Drug administration for the store brand over-the-counter (OTC) equivalent of... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, FDA, Product Launch Perrigo, Imodium, loperamide, simethicone (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Much-Needed Information on Loperamide OD
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

A case of life-threatening loperamide toxicity
3 out of 5 stars Severe loperamide toxicity associated with the use of cimetidine to potentiate the “high.” Hughes A et al. AM J Emerg Med 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Reference The potential adverse effects of loperamide (Imodium) are often underestimated since, even though it is an opioid, it is available over-the-counter and has been since 1988. Loperamide is used to treat diarrhea. It acts on the mu-opioid receptors in the gut, decreasing gastric motility. It is rather effective at this. However at therapeutic doses (2-16 mg per day) it does not cause central opioid effects such as euphoria or rel...
Source: The Poison Review - May 24, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical imodium loperamide overdose toxicity Source Type: news

Morning Break: Dispute on Shulkin Exit; Patient Hating; Deadly Imodium
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

InFocus: Reports of Loperamide ODs Reveal a New Cardiotoxic Opioid
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Another Overdose Of An Anti-Diarrhea Drug: This Time A Death From Loperamide
A 29-year old man died from consuming too much Imodium. People are now taking anti-diarrhea medications to get an opioid high. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Common drugs like Valium and Imodium increase stroke risk
Among commonly prescribed drugs were the painkiller codeine, anti-depressants such as Valium, and beta-blockers. Those that can be bought in chemists included the hayfever remedy Piriton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feb 02, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Feb 02, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Loperamide abuse, heart failure quality measures, and the CASTLE-AF ablation study are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

loperamide (Imodium)
Title: loperamide (Imodium)Category: MedicationsCreated: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - February 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

HealthWatch: FDA Calls For Re-Packaging Of Popular Antidiarrheal Drug
BOSTON (CBS) — Imodium is a popular over-the-counter medication used to treat diarrhea, but the FDA is calling on changes to Imodium’s packaging due to concerns about abuse of the drug. Health officials say high doses can lead to serious cardiac problems and even death. The active ingredient in Imodium, loperamide, has opioid-like effects and some people use it to get a quick high or to help minimize withdrawal symptoms from other opioids, which requires large doses which not only causes debilitating constipation but also potentially fatal heart rhythms and even death. The FDA hopes that if Imodium is offered i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Uncategorized Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns
The American Heart Association issued a stark warning Thursday for women with breast cancer: Life-saving therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems, sometimes years after treatment. The organization said patients and doctors shouldn’t avoid the treatments but instead take steps to prevent or minimize the cardiac risks. And […]Related:Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandFDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man’s methadone’This flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decade (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an opioid. The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to package their medications in smaller quantities, such as eight tablets per package. Currently, some generic versions are sold in boxes of up to 200 tablets. The FDA said it also plans to ask online retailers to make it harder to order bulk amounts of the drugs. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioids Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on abuse of anti-diarrhea medication
Some addicts take huge doses of loperamide – sold under the brand name Imodium A-D – to try to ease withdrawal or maintain a high (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC director resigns over conflicts with financial interests
Director Brenda Fitzgerald, who joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only in midsummer, held "complex financial interests" that had repeatedly forced her to recuse herself from the agency's activities and kept her from testifying before lawmakers on public health issues. Her new boss, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, announced Wednesday morning […]Related:A couple returned from vacation with itchy feet. Hookworms were tunneling through their skin.Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandFDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis Leads FDA To Restrict Imodium
Because opioid abusers are using the drug in greater numbers, the FDA is requesting that makers "change the way they label and package these drugs, to stem abuse and misuse," Gottlieb said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Responding to Opioid Crisis, FDA Puts More Restrictions on Imodium
Title: Responding to Opioid Crisis, FDA Puts More Restrictions on ImodiumCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 31, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down On Imodium Abuse
Loperamide, a drug with opiate effects used to treat short term bouts of diarrhea, and the active ingredient in Imodium AD sold OTC, is now in the cross hairs of the FDA in an effort to reduce abuse of this opiate analog, often called the “poor man’s methadone.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down On OTC Imodium Abuse
Loperamide, a drug with opiate effects used to treat short term bouts of diarrhea, and the active ingredient in Imodium AD sold OTC, is now in the cross hairs of the FDA in an effort to reduce abuse of this opiate analog, often called the “poor man’s methadone.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Young mum died after taking 'high level' of diarrhoea drug
Brooklyn-Marie Barker, from Croxteth, Liverpool, died after taking a 'high level' of the diarrhoea drug Imodium which caused the 23-year-old to suffer a heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A couple returned from vacation with itchy feet. Hookworms were tunneling through their skin.
It started with an itch after a stroll on a Caribbean beach, but in just a few days it had morphed into a gut-churning travel nightmare. In mid-January Eddie Zytner and Katie Stephens, a couple from Windsor, Ontario, went on a vacation to Punta Cana, a resort town on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic.   At some […]Related:Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandFDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man’s methadone’This flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decade (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-diarrhea drug linked to soaring rate of deaths
Loperamide, sold as Imodium, slows down the movement of the gut to make stool less watery using an opioid, which induces a high akin to OxyContin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘ the poor man ’ s methadone ’
The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea treatments to change the way they package their products in an effort to curb abuse by people with drug addictions. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement Tuesday that the agency was taking the “novel” action because of growing concerns that abuse of Imodium […]Related:Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandThis flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decadeHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Acts to Stem Misuse, Abuse of Antidiarrheal Loperamide FDA Acts to Stem Misuse, Abuse of Antidiarrheal Loperamide
The FDA moves to limit the number of loperamide doses per package amid ongoing reports of serious cardiac problems and deaths with misuse and abuse of the antidiarrhea medication.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Responding to Opioid Crisis, FDA Puts More Restrictions on Imodium
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 -- Increasingly, people addicted to opioid painkillers are using dangerously high doses of the diarrhea drug Imodium (loperamide), either to get high or to help ease withdrawal. So, on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Moves to Limit Loperamide Doses per Package
(MedPage Today) -- Aimed at discouraging use of the drug to ease opioid withdrawal symptoms (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about serious heart problems with high doses of the antidiarrheal medicine loperamide (Imodium), including from abuse and misuse
[06-07-2016] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription diarrhea medicine loperamide (Imodium), including through abuse or misuse of the product, can cause serious heart problems that can lead to death. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 29, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The 8th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2017
Alexander Gettler Once again, last year’s outstanding examples of long-form journalism dealing with topics related to medical toxicology were dominated by coverage of the opioid crisis, its origins and the resulting carnage. The must-read article of the year was “The Family That Built a Empire of Pain,” Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive history of the Sacklers, one of America’s richest clans, much of whose wealth comes from their ownership of Purdue Pharma and the marketing and distribution of Oxycontin. The article, which appeared in the New Yorker, notes that the clan’s patriarch, Ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 2017 Alexander awards opioids Purdue Pharma Sackler Source Type: news

Drug safety update: Loperamide (Imodium): reports of serious cardiac adverse reactions with high doses of loperamide associated with abuse or misuse
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update following reports of cardiac events including QT prolongation, torsades de pointes, and cardiac arrest in (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 29, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Manchester father died of accidental overdose of Imodium
Aaron McCaffrey (pictured), 27, from Manchester became addicted to diarrhoea-relief tablets that he had stockpiled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intentional misuse and abuse of loperamide: a new look at a drug with "low abuse potential" - Borron SW, Watts SH, Tull J, Baeza S, Diebold S, Barrow A.
BACKGROUND: Despite its opioid properties, loperamide has long been thought to have low abuse potential due to its poor absorption from the gastrointestinal tract and limited potential to cross the blood-brain barrier. A recent patient reportedly taking lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Loperamide, the "poor man's methadone": brief review - Stanciu CN, Gnanasegaram SA.
Loperamide is widely available as an inexpensive, over-the-counter remedy commonly used for management of diarrhea. Although an opioid, at therapeutic doses it acts primarily on the gastrointestinal tissues; however, larger than recommended amounts facilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mommy And The Beast: Growing Up Under The Lingering Shadow Of Breast Cancer
Tomorrow she will graduate from kindergarten. I will be thankful that I was there, present in my mortal body, for at least one graduation of hers, be it from Montessori school. There will be no gowns or hats neither will she know what it means to me, but that is just fine. She is excited about wearing her pretty beaded dress and singing a “Good Bye Song”. I am planning not to wear mascara and to use a waterproof eyeliner. I will drag myself to get dressed and go as I am still exhausted from chemotherapy. I will take some Imodium so I can last through the 90 minutes without rushing to the restroom. She has been ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loperamide misuse and abuse - Miller H, Panahi L, Tapia D, Tran A, Bowman JD.
OBJECTIVE: The epidemic of opioid prescription deaths in recent years resulted in the recent rescheduling of hydrocodone-containing products to restrict access to them. Opioid users have recognized that loperamide can ameliorate withdrawal symptoms and als... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cardiac Dysrhythmias After Loperamide Abuse -- NY, 2008-2016 Cardiac Dysrhythmias After Loperamide Abuse -- NY, 2008-2016
This report indicates that abuse of loperamide, an over-the-counter antidiarrheal with opioid-receptor agonist properties, is on the rise--and high doses can result in serious cardiac toxicity.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Loperamide abuse and cardiac dysrhythmia
3.5 out of 5 stars Cardiac Dysrhythmias After Loperamide Abuse — New York, 2008-2016. Eggleston W et al. MMWR 2016 Nov 18;65:1276-1277. Full Text Last week we reviewed a new paper showing that the number of cases of loperamide abuse reported to the National Poison Data System increased by 91% from the years 2000 to 2015. For reasons detailed in that review and in my recent Emergency Medicine News article on the topic, massive doses of loperamide can alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms and also produce opioid-like effects. This very brief report has some interesting clinical and epidemiological nu...
Source: The Poison Review - November 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cardiotoxicity ecg ekg electrocardiogram imodium loperamide Source Type: news

Notes from the field: Cardiac dysrhythmias after loperamide abuse - New York, 2008-2016 - Eggleston W, Marraffa JM, Stork CM, Mercurio-Zappala M, Su MK, Wightman RS, Cummings KR, Schier JG.
Loperamide is an over-the-counter antidiarrheal with opioid-receptor agonist properties. Recommended over-the-counter doses (range  = 2-8 mg daily) do not produce opioid effects in the central nervous system because of poor oral bioavailability and P-glyc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Cardiac Dysrhythmias After Loperamide Abuse — New York, 2008–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 17, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Missing loperamide (Imodium) abuse can be a fatal mistake
3 out of 5 stars Epidemiologic Trends in Loperamide Abuse and Misuse. Vakkalanka JP et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Nov 4 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This paper reviews loperamide exposures reported to the National Poison Data System  over the 6-year period from 2010 through 2015. Because of the well-recognized limitations involved in retrospective analysis of poison center data, there is not much clinically useful information revealed by their study. The authors did find — unsurprisingly — that reported exposures to loperamide went up from 2010 to 2015, increasing by 91%. As we’ve discus...
Source: The Poison Review - November 15, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cardiotoxicity fatality imodium loperamide overdose prolonged QT syndrome Source Type: news

Epidemiologic trends in loperamide abuse  and misuse - Vakkalanka JP, Charlton NP, Holstege CP.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Loperamide abuse has been increasing in the United States as a potential alternative to manage opioid withdrawal symptoms or to achieve euphoric effects of opioid use. In June 2016, the Food and Drug Administration warned health care provi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Imodium (Loperamide Hcl) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Loperamide-related deaths in North Carolina - Bishop-Freeman SC, Feaster MS, Beal J, Miller A, Hargrove RL, Brower JO, Winecker RE.
Loperamide (Imodium ®) has been accepted as a safe, effective, over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug with low potential for abuse. It is a synthetic opioid that lacks central nervous system activity at prescribed doses, rendering it ineffective for abuse. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Loperamide (Imodium) overdose can cause fatal cardiac toxicity
A recent paper described two fatalities associated with overdose of the anti-diarrhea drug loperamide (Imodium.) This drug, once available by prescription only, had been thought so safe that in 1988 it was approved for purchase over-the-counter. Here are some important questions regarding this medication: Why is it sometimes called the “poor man’s methadone”? Why, despite having typical opiate μ-receptor activity, does it generally not cause respiratory or mental status depression? Why is P-glycoprotein (P-gp) important for understanding the pharmacokinetics of loperamide, and what does that have to d...
Source: The Poison Review - July 4, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cardiotoxicity imodium loperamide opiate P-glycoprotein Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Opioid Abusers Using Loperamide to Get High or Alleviate Withdrawal, with Fatal Consequences
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

This month ’s toughest USMLE Step 2 question to master
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert v ideo explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you ’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with  other posts in this series . Ready. Set. Go. This month ’s question that stumped most st...
Source: AMA Wire - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

This month’s toughest USMLE Step 2 question to master
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students:...
Source: AMA Wire - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

La FDA advierte de problemas cardiacos graves con dosis altas del medicamento antidiarreico loperamida (Imodium), incluyendo por su consumo excesivo e indebido
La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) advierte que tomar dosis más altas que las recomendadas del medicamento común de venta con o sin receta médica para la diarrea, loperamida (Imodium), incluso por un uso excesivo o indebido del producto, puede causar problemas cardiacos graves que pueden conducir a la muerte. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Why FDA is warning people about Imodium overdoses
Higher-than-recommended doses of the antidiarrheal medicine loperamide, sold under the brand name Imodium, can lead to serious heart problems and even death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this week. The warning applies to both over-the-counter and prescription strength medications, which are also sold under other generic names. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Doses of Imodium Linked to Cardiac Problems and Death (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The FDA is cautioning that higher-than-recommended doses of the antidiarrheal drug loperamide (Imodium) are associated with potentially fatal … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abuse, Misuse of Antidiarrheal Linked to Serious Heart ProblemsAbuse, Misuse of Antidiarrheal Linked to Serious Heart Problems
Abuse and misuse of the commonly available antidiarrheal medication loperamide has been linked to life-threatening cardiac events, according to a warning issued by the US Food and Drug Administration. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news