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Imodium and Zantac used for withdrawals???

can you take imodium (immodium) and prilosec OTC or zantac to get rid of opiate withdrawals?
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Well, you can take them when withdrawing but nothing will totally remove the withdrawal symptoms.  Immodium is great, though, for the stomach issues.

I wish something existed that got rid of the withdrawal symptoms completely!  But if it existed, we'd all know about it by now!  lol

Good luck to you - and hang in there.  Time will be your best friend right now - so give it a chance and you'll start to feel better soon.
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If you go to the most viewed health pages at the bottom of this page...there is a list called thomas recipe.  Many have found this helpful during withdrawals.  It helps, but does not stop the withdrawals.  It still takes about 3-5 days to get thru the worst of it.  Good luck and when you are ready come back and post for support!
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Hi!  There is definitely no magic pill that is safe and OTC.  I had read something about immodium helping WDs when I was going through it.  I read that you have to take a huge, unhealthy dose to help, and I wasn't willing to do that.  I think it would be a horrible idea!  It does help diarrhea though and won't hurt  you if you use it correctly.  You could ask your doc for some clonidine.  That is about the only thing I ever tell anyone to do for WDs that is safe and not habit forming.  There are "magic pills" for WDs, but they will get you hooked too.  They take the WDs away, but they are even more unpleasant to stop than the regular, garden variety opiates!

Good luck to you!
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Imodium WILL get rid of the withdrawal symptoms. Its active ingredient Loperamide is an opiate derivitive of Meperidine(Demerol) that binds to opiate receptors in your intestines, but will not cross the Blood Brain Barrier and get you high. If u include another med about a half hour before ur lope dose, in theory it should allow more lope to cross the BBB (it already does in high doses, but crosses more readily with certain meds, and substances). These meds do include prilosec, idk about zantac(reason I came to this forum is I'm wondering the same thing)...but people more commonly use tagamet to inhibit the enzyme that helps it cross. Hope I could help :) I have been doing intensive research on this subject.
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it's tagamet and imodium (immodium) that works.  it took mine away 90%.  took the obsessive thoughts away and no cold sweats, headache or bajiggity feeling.  
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So you're willing to over do it on prescription drugs but not on an OTC? I've heard that zantac along with immodium is a huge help. Whether it is or not I don't know I've never tried it. What I'm saying is that it is worth the research and that it has to be safer than overdoing controlled substances, or even if you haven't taken more than prescribed "which lets face it is unlikely" it may be worth a shot to look into and tru
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Hi everyone -

You should only take immodium (and any other OTC medication) as directed by the manufacturer.  Taking too much of anything, even OTC meds, can have dangerous side effects.  

Emily
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