Report Suspected Loperamide Misuse to Canada Vigilance

Please see the January 2018 FDA notice concerning new packaging for loperamide designed to limit abuse.

Abuse of loperamide (Imodium, etc) is skyrocketing...and is being linked to abnormal heart rhythms and deaths.

Loperamide is OTC because its abuse potential was thought to be very low.

But now loperamide is being called "poor man's methadone"...because high doses of loperamide can lead to opioid-like effects.

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