|[TheAtlantic.com] UNITED STATES :: Addicts Who Can't Get Opioids Are Overdosing on a Diarrhea Drug
"Yes, and that drug is another opioid called loperamide, better known by its brand name Imodium as an over-the-counter treatment for diarrhea. At extremely high doses—dozens or even hundreds of pills a day—it can produce a high or ease withdrawal symptoms. And in the middle of a national opioid epidemic, overdoses of loperamide are rising, too."
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