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Consuming High Dose Loperamide Puts Heart at Risk

Consuming High Dose Loperamide Puts Heart at Risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently raised warnings over the drug loperamide stating that consumption of higher than recommended doses may cause QT interval prolongation, torsades de pointes, cardiac arrest, syncope and even death in some cases. The agency also reported that most cases of high-dose consumption were due to intentional misuse and abuse of the drug. Loperamide is a mu-opioid agonist indicated for diarrhea and prescribed at a maximum dose of 16 mg/day. However, at
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