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How many mg's is safe to take in a day of Immodium.Of course the package say's no more than 4 x 2mg's and not for more than two day's.I thought that I had read that Loperamide could be used on a "regular" basis which to me mean's daily for a while maybe at lower dose's.I'm also wondering if taking Caltrate along with Immodium is safe to do.Any thought's from those who may know?JeffIBS Warrior
 

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The limitation on days of dose is primarily to prevent people from treating something they should go to the doctor about.Once you have established that it is IBS (and not a GI infection or a parsite, other disease, etc) it is safe to take daily, but I wouldn't go over the max/day on the package unless the doctor OK's it. (for a reference point some opiate addict was taking something like 160 pills a day--it is an opiod receptor drug but it normally doesn't make it out of the GI tract in amounts enough to make you high--and survived, but did need to go through detox. So the space between the effective dose and the lethal dose seems to be quite broad).I see no problem with taking both calcium and imodium.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 
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