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Over-the-Counter Drugs: Abuse, Side Effects, and Addiction

Over-the-Counter Drugs: Abuse, Side Effects, and Addiction over the counter medicine on shelves

Updated on August 7th, 2020 Did you know that 93 percent of U.S. adults prefer to treat their minor ailments with over-the-counter medicines before seeking professional care?1 OTC medications may be affordable, accessible, and effective, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re harmless. Although OTC medications may not have the sinister reputation that illegal drugs like […]

Loperamide: Why Some Addicts Are Abusing This Anti-Diarrhea Drug

Loperamide: Why Some Addicts Are Abusing This Anti-Diarrhea Drug loperamide pills

When we think about over-the-counter medications, we typically associate them with a low potential for abuse and harm. After all, they’re extremely easy to obtain, so shouldn’t they be safe? Unfortunately, loperamide, sold in an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug called Imodium, is being abused by increasing amounts of opioid addicts in the United States.

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