Is Imodium acceptable for treating chronic anxiety colitis?

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My 15 year old chihuahua has been diagnosed with chronic anxiety colitis. She has been using Kaopectate but it doesn’t work well. Her stools are still very loose. She’s had this almost a year and I’d like to help her have firmer stools and better absorption of nutrients. Is Imodium an acceptable treatment?

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Asked on December 31, 2015 6:35 pm
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Imodium(loperamide) is typically used as a short term motility modifier in acute diarrhea of a simple nature. It is usually used for only 48 to 72 hours. If the anxiety is an episodic issue and there are periods of normal stool this may be a possible solution. There are a number of unsavory potential side effects and cautions, especially in older pets. Be sure to get a calculated dose from your veterinarian if you decide to use this medication.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on January 8, 2016 6:23 pm
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