side effect of imodium ..urine urgency !!

Has any one notice the diuretic action of imodium ?? well ..i take it to avoid going to the bathroom ..but after exactly one hour i feel a sudden urgency to urinate i have to use the bathroom again !! 

This was not only a  one time thing ..i have noticed that every time i take imodium with exacltly the same timing and exacltly the same type of ( urine urgency ) the one that strikes  suddenly not gradually !!

I read the leaflet and it doesn't  mention that as a side effect it only me ..or has any one experienced this before ??

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  • I have noticed a similar effect. Been taking them for a long time. Recently tried Symprove and so the Imodium less regularly. The doctor has said that Imodium are ok for long term use though. Good luck. 

  • Have you tried diet to control your symptoms rather than medication

    Before I was diagnosed nearly 4 years ago at the age of 65 I was taking at least 8 immodium a day - after diagnosis I did an intolerance test leaving dairy out of my diet and I got my symptoms under control.  I also cannot eat some fruits

  • Yes I agree although I'd rather put up with that than the d

  • The effect of immodium is to drain off the liquid, therefore, stopping

    diarrhea. I now have it in tablet form and I find that half a tablet works

    just as well.   I have it on prescription.

  • I get exactly the same. Weird isn't it?

  • @Eternity78.

  • Eternity,You are not alone. I HAVE urine urgency with several different kinds of new pills that I have tried. Please read my bio. I think urine urgency is part of having IBS. RIGHT BEFORE my first IBS attack,I had the urinary urge problem. Today While sitting here,writing to you,I have the urge to urinate and hardly any urine will come out. Besides,I was just in the commode 30 ,minutes ago with the same urine urge. Last nite,I went to bed with urine urges and I kept going to the lovre and nothing would come out.My doctor finally agrees with me. It only took her one year.Right now I am coping with both an IBS C AND IBS D FLAREUP.

    LAST MONTH WAS MY BEST MONTH. FREE OF IBS and no urinary urges.

    Pls. Write to me if you have urinary issues with IBS now or later. I WOULD like to take a poll.

    Thanks Very much.




    Your worth it!

    I am so tired of pain.....

    I hope your urine problem stays lowkey. MY doctor says no to Immodium because it gives me constipation.

    Good Luck everyone!

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