Over the counter medication

Clinical Update

An Unexpected Opioid: Loperamide Misuse

Topics: Opioids | Over the counter medication | safety | Side Effects

Loperamide, a common antidiarrheal available at pharmacies across the country, has unexpectedly become one of the latest in a growing trend of over-the-counter medications being repurposed for recreational use. Over the past 10 years, the broader public has discovered that supratherapeutic doses of loperamide can result in opioid-like euphoric effects.

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