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Should I let my doctor know I am taking loperamide?

If you are planning on taking loperamide, you should talk to your doctor. In fact, you should always let your doctor know about any medication you are taking so that you avoid any interactions with other medications. Loperamide, in particular, can react adversely to a variety of different medical conditions, medications and foods. Antiviral medicines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), antibiotics and prescription pain medicines have been reported to interact with loperamide. It is important to discuss the proper dosage of loperamide and all of the possible complications that may accompany usage.

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