Teens Buying Heaps Of Imodium A-D For Unbelievable Reason

Authorities are issuing warnings about common medications such as Imodium A-D, now that a trend is emerging among drug addicts and curious kids. In Watertown, New York, stores are selling out of Imodium A-D.

The reason is not for use as an anti-diarrheal medication, but in large doses, it can produce a high similar to heroin.

Many parents are unaware this trend even exists.

One Upstate New York mother found a heap of Imodium A-D boxes in her teen's bedroom. She did not think he had such bad intestinal issues that would require so many doses.

When taken as directed, the pills are harmless. Yet, abusers are taking 50 to 300 pills per day. Clinical toxicologist Dr. William D. Eggleston reported an increase in calls to his office at Upstate Medical University.

Eggleston says there are currently seven times the amount of the typical traffic flow, all in regards to Imodium overdoses and other antidiuretic medications containing the drug loperamide.

Patients are suffering from heart failure, stomach cramps and in rare cases, death.

Lynette Robinson was interviewed by CBS and could not believe this was the new drug trend. She said it proves the heroin epidemic is worse than she thought. Authorities want parents and relatives to understand the dangers of this type of seemingly harmless drug use.

Source: CBS
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