(KUSA) The Federal Drug Administration is cracking down following multiple reports of people using the anti-diarrheal drug Imodium to get high – something that could have grave consequences.
The FDA issued a memo about the drug on Tuesday, saying it is working with manufacturers to use blister packs and other single-dose packaging to limit the number of doses in a package.
9NEWS Medical Expert Dr. Comilla Sasson says what the memo really concerns is Loperamide, which is the active ingredient in Imodium and something that can help people experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms.
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“What we’re finding is that people are now going to the store, buying these in mass quantities and using that to get high,” she said.