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People are taking anti-diarrheal medicine to get high
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Posted at 8:28 AM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 11:57:29-05
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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