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Imodium

Loperamide (and the brand name version Imodium) are over the counter anti diarrhoeal medication. It is generally safe for patients with IBD to use occasionally, but shouldn't be used as a long term solution, as it doesn't treat the root cause of the diarrhoea. By taking Immodium regularly, there is a risk of constipation and blockages. If regular diarrhoea is a problem, you should speak to your doctor as you may need a change to your IBD medication, or there may be an alternative anti diarrhoeal medication that is more suited to long term use.

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