Anti-diarrhea drug Imodium is being used to curb opioid cravings, FDA says - TomoNews

Anti-diarrhea drug Imodium is being used to curb opioid cravings, FDA says - TomoNews

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating a diarrhea medication with opiate-like effects. Abuse of the drug Imodium has caused several overdoses, the FDA announced on its website on June 7, citing the nation’s drug abuse problem. Many of the overdoses were accidental, according to NBC News, but users have been taking Imodium to help curb cravings for highly addictive opioid drugs. Imodium, also known as loperamide, is intended to control diarrhea. In high doses, the drug is extremely dangerous and can cause heart problems. The FDA warned those prescribed the drug to contact their doctor if they experienced heart-related symptoms. The FDA also recommended restricting over-the-counter sales of Imodium, similar to other easily abused medications, as they consider it a cause in heart-failure cases. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app:http://bit.ly/1sYjIzc Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

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Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA moves to curb abuse of common diarrhea drug

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA moves to curb abuse of common diarrhea drug

Here’s a sign that the opiate crisis has reached a concerning new level: addicts are now reaching for over the counter diarrhea medication to cop a buzz as they wean off of the harder stuff. The main ingredient in Imodium and other store-brand generics is called loperamide. It’s been called the “poor man’s methadone” because it can act like an opiate in high doses. Now, the Federal Drug Administration is moving to curb abuse of this drug.

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