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1/23/12 3:10 P

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1st, I'd recommend talking to your doctor about it, but in the meantime...I did some quick research and it appears that you can take it indefinitely, but, while you will not become mentally addicted, your body will suffer withdrawl symptoms if you take it for a long time and then stop.

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1/20/12 4:33 P

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Also, keep in mind that immodium might result in you becoming dependent upon it. Your doctor will know best.

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1/19/12 7:27 P

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While I don't take Imodium everyday, I also know people that do. While my doctor has not discussed taking it daily, I am not sure if it would cause a problem on not. As the others have said, please discuss it with your physician.

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1/19/12 7:47 A

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First...always check with your doctor...everyone is different and you may have other things going on that we don't know...other meds, other conditions, etc.

That said, many many ibs sufferers take imodium every single day...how they get thru life! The big side effect is constipation! One a day should be okay; some even take more than the max of four that is the most recommended. So check with your dr/pharm and see if you are a candidate to take this drug daily!

Be well! :-)

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1/18/12 10:32 P

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To Sparkingmass, I personally wouldn'y take it everyday unless I spoke to the gastro doc OR the druggist. They are pretty savvy about these things. i sympathize having bouts like those and my one med that was my last resort, using it only on rare occassions, is no longer available! The old fashioned Paragoric. Anti-spasm and would work after taking 2 doses of Imodium wouldn't do it for me to leave the house. Check out websites on natural diet changes, like the old-fashioned BRAT , Bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. By the way, I just about burn my toast because the carbon absorbs gas. Believe it or not! As for applesauce, I stay away from readymade and microwave some thin slices of apple instead. Hope you have better luck in finding a solution before you see the doctor. You CAN call him/her. Somebody will have to return your call. Phyllis

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I was diagnosed with ibs a couple of years ago and I have always had a combination of both lately it has been mostly ibs-d. My question is does anyone know if its safe to take immodium daily with ibs? I have to take otherwise I wont be able to go to work without being in the bathroom constantly. I am crazy at work as soon as things calm down I am going to try to see if I can get an appt with my gastro dr to see if there is anything else I can do to make things better.

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