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People are taking anti-diarrheal medicine to get high

Posted: 8:28 AM, Feb 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-02 16:57:29Z

The FDA says that people are taking anti-diarrheal medicine in order to get high. 

It is because the pills contain loperamide. Users are taking up to 300 pills per day. It is a cheap way to get high because 400 pills only cost $10. 

The FDA is working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single-dose packaging to limit the number of doses in a package. 

Doctors say that such a high dose can cause heart problems and is possibly deadly. 

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