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Small amounts of Imodium get out of the gut and into your body.From what I read on the www.nih.gov drug section on Imodium this small amount is processed by the liver and removed from the body. Almost every drug/chemical that gets into your body is detoxified/removed from the body by the liver. That is what it does.If you HAVE liver disease, from SOMETHING ELSE, and you take Imodium, instead of being detoxified readily that portion that gets out of the gut is more likely to get to the Central Nervous System. Imodium interacts with opiod receptors so it could make you drowsy (basically like a narcotic pain reliever) etc.If you have liver disease you should probably run all medications past your doctor including EVERY over the counter medication because you will not be detoxifying/getting rid of anything properly.K.
 

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Small amounts of Imodium get out of the gut and into your body.From what I read on the www.nih.gov drug section on Imodium this small amount is processed by the liver and removed from the body. Almost every drug/chemical that gets into your body is detoxified/removed from the body by the liver. That is what it does.If you HAVE liver disease, from SOMETHING ELSE, and you take Imodium, instead of being detoxified readily that portion that gets out of the gut is more likely to get to the Central Nervous System. Imodium interacts with opiod receptors so it could make you drowsy (basically like a narcotic pain reliever) etc.If you have liver disease you should probably run all medications past your doctor including EVERY over the counter medication because you will not be detoxifying/getting rid of anything properly.K.
 
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