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.