News People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    This is creating a real shit storm in nation's capitol.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem.

    The primary ingredient in prescription Imodium and similar over-the-counter drugs is intended to control diarrhea. But abusers sometimes try to achieve heroin-like highs by taking massive doses, up to 300 milligrams at once, according to cases in the medical literature. Recommended doses range between 8 milligrams and 16 milligrams per day.

    The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors and patients Tuesday that the drugs can cause potentially deadly heart problems when taken at higher-than-recommended levels. The agency has received 31 reports of people hospitalized due to the heart problems, including 10 deaths over the last 39 years. The agency's database is not comprehensive and many drug overdoses are not reported to the government.

    But national poison centers reported a 71 percent increase in calls involving loperamide-containing drugs between 2011 and 2014, according to a journal article published last month in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

    The paper's authors recommended restricting over-the-counter sales of the anti-diarrhea drugs, similar to other easily abused medications like pseudoephedrine, the decongestant that can be processed into methamphetamine.

    FDA regulators said in an online posting that they are monitoring the issue and considering next steps.


    Reports of abuse are rising amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse involving opioids, a family of drugs that includes narcotics like heroin and legal prescriptions like morphine and oxycodone. In some cases, opioid abusers will attempt to wean themselves off those drugs by substituting the anti-diarrhea drugs.

    In 2014, more than 47,000 drug overdoses were recorded in the U.S., with opioids accounting for 61 percent of that total, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal and state authorities have been trying to reduce opioid abuse for years, though overdose deaths have continued to rise.
     
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    EddyG MORON Banned User

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    just took 1 this morning,now that I see this I will take 15 more tonight.Never tried Heroin but it sounds like fun!
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    Why would they have anti-diarrhea pills? If that shit wants out, who am I to say "no".
     
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    I always wonder, how would someone figure this out?
     
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    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! Gold

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    Oh and

    Natural Selection.

    :c
     
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    re read the article,they say it causes heart attacks,so I won`t overdo the pills
     
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    Buster Himan Well-Known Member

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    You have explosive diarrhea consistently?
     
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    When the high wears off you still have to get rid of the cinder block in yer guts.
     
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    :rolleyeup: This.
    I was wondering about the same thing o_O
     
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    Probably positively correlates with Chipolte sales.
     
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    It's supposed to lessen the withdrawal symptoms of opiates.
     
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    That's shitty...
     
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    Ahhhh, thanks Schmoop!!!
     
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    Something I know nothing about IMO.:ucoffee:
     
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    Culling the herd...The more deaths, the better
     
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    Stern related because Beff doesn't shit.
     
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    Ok, ok, I'll say the proverbial "shit happens."
     
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    I am an addiction therapist...we do not allow Immodium to be used because it does have a "touch of opiate" in it and the junkies will absolutely abuse it...we often have patients who lie about having diarrhea just to be able to take it...so they have to not flush the toilet and show us that the do, in fact have diarrhea before we will give them anything...and then they can only have pepto, rice or a banana...some of them are so far into their addiction persona that they get themselves "addicted" to taking vitamins...they will ask for a multi vitamin...then 10 minutes lat come up to the desk and ask for a vitamin B...then 10 minutes later ask for a vitamin D...some of them...if they are allowed 2 Tylenol every 8 hours will ask for 1 now and one exactly 4 hours later...just to have that sensation of taking a pill...
     
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    anti diarrhea? No shit?
     
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