Pepto Bismol really does a good job but you do have to be careful with it as it will screw up your “liver stats” if taken in excessive dosages. I think you can take a max of 8 pills in 24 hours if I recall correctly. I like liquid PB better. Does the job well for me but I use it more as a bactericidal when antibiotics aren’t working well than as an antidiarrheal. I have taken PB for common diarrhea however and it gave me almost immediate relief without overthickening stools like Imodium does for me. My stash of loperamide comes from Walmart. It’s really not that expensive there. 24 pills for $2.78
They also have a cheaper value size. Like 100 pills for $8.99
CT, 2.78 is extremely expensive for 24 pills. It used to cost 7 dollars for 400 pills at Costco. On the bright side I did find a workaround if I choose to execute. I can order bulk material out of China, maybe 300 bucks for 3-5 years worth. The drawback is being arrested for importing and also having to measure out powder doses on a scale every morning.