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Loperamide (Imodium) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Loperamide (Imodium) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Imodium?

loperamide

What is the Trade Name for loperamide?

Imodium

What are the Indications of Loperamide (Imodium) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

acute diarrhea, decrease drainage post ileostomy

What are the Actions of Loperamide (Imodium) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits peristalsis, reduces the volume of feces while increasing the bulk and viscosity

What is the Therapeutic Class of Loperamide (Imodium) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antidiarrheal

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Date Published - Oct 2, 2018
Date Modified - Apr 8, 2019

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