Imodium: The New Hydrocodone?

Imodium: The New Hydrocodone?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 602 , Segment 2

Episode: ACA Replacement, Overdosing on Imodium, Problems of Uber

  • Jul 25, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 11:49 mins

Guest: Heather Miller, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Texas A&M There’s a drug—likely in your medicine cabinet—a potentially fatal opioid that some addicts are turning to. It’s not one of the usual suspects - oxycodone or hydrocodone. It’s actually the active ingredient in Imodium – you know the anti-diarrhea medication? Imodium and generic versions of it contain “loperamide” (low-PEAR-uh-mide). While the number of people overdosing on loperamide is still small, that figure is increasing according to new research published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

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