BEWARE of This KILLER Stomach Drug
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the middle of a golf game… on vacation with your family… or at dinner with your oldest friends… diarrhea will stop you dead in your tracks.
So, you pop one of those over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drugs… and go back to living your life.
Any why not? Your doc recommends them… and has assured you they’re safe.
But I’m here to tell you that these drugs are anything but SAFE.
New research shows that anti-diarrheal drugs put you at risk for several serious heart conditions… and even death.
And the FDA is doing practically NOTHING to protect you.
For years, studies have linked long-term Imodium use to chronic stomach issues and lethargy.
But recent analysis shows this popular over-the-counter drug is far more dangerous than we’ve ever known.
You see, this toxic drug takes a major toll on your heart.
A 2018 report, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, found that Imodium is linked to an increasing number of deaths.
Not only that, there are have been dozens of incidents of serious cardiac issues caused by anti-diarrheal drugs.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg – medical experts suspect that there are hundreds more cases that simply haven’t been reported.
So why are people overdosing on (and dying from) Imodium?
Taking more Imodium than recommended can produce a reaction similar to that of opioids like OxyContin. And when you’re in pain, this feeling can easily be mistaken for a reduction in symptoms.
But this relief is short lived.
Soon enough, an excessive dose of Imodium can result in irregular heartbeats and other cardiac issues which can cause a heart attack or even death.
Of course, the FDA has done little warn us about the risks associated with Imodium and other anti-diarrheal drugs.
Rather, they’ve issued a statement suggesting that drug makers lower package quantities.
Can you imagine anything more ridiculous?
The maximum approved adult dose is Imodium is 8 mg per day for over-the-counter use and 16 mg per day for prescription loperamide.
But if you’re suffering from diarrhea, its best skip the Imodium all together.
Instead, opt for a natural route:
- Make sure to stay hydrated.
- Stick to the BRAT diet of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.
- Take probiotics to rebalance your gut bacteria.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health