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Everyone with IBS D who successfully uses Immodium should be aware that Drug addicts r taking this in large quantities when they can't get opiods. And some die because of what it does to the heart. Well hello- How about bowel obstruction!! So there is now another outrage from people who want to control drug addiction and pharmacies etc.

This will be a problem for the millions who suffer from IBS D. Soon u will have to go to an M.D. and pay for the visit in order to get a prescription for maybe 10 tablets. Years ago they took Dimetap a simple antihistamine that was given to children ( i also took it because I am small and can't take adult meds.) off the shelf and reworked the formula because addicts were drinking a bottle at a time causing heart problems. Dimetap is no longer useful.

How long can this go on ? Will they take aspirin off the shelf because some deparate addicts start adding it to their regime to kill the pain. Why is it that a minority of people who can't control themselves, make others suffer. How about dealing with why so many people are taking hard drugs.

The IBS group should make their voices heard. In Europe Immodium and many other meds. that are anti-diarrheal in nature are sold otc. Part of the reason is that doctors don't have time to see a million people who r not really ill. Please comment
 

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saw this and thought about viberzi, why take viberzi when u can take immodium. the sales of generic immodium are probably really high and mostly from ibs sufferers not addicts but these sales go to cheap otc manufacturers. now all of a sudden reports are coming in that loperamide is being abused, maybe just a paranoid thought but that just seems like BS. wonder if the people pressuring fda are secretly just interested in more ibs users relying on prescription drugs rather than cheap otc drugs like immdium that at least for me works way better than any expensive presc. drug out there. there are a lot of people with ibs and a lot of those people treat themselves without prescription drugs, restricting loperamide to a dose that would probably do nothing to help anyone would force a whole lot of people directly into the hands of the greedy pharmas.
 
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