Imodium Original 2mg capsules relieve diarrhoea quickly and effectively. Imodium works by slowing down your bowel and returning it to its normal rhythm. This helps to restore the absorption of fluids into your body.
Everyone gets diarrhoea from time to time. Though there are many different types of diarrhoea, these are some of the most common ones:
- Frequent diarrhoea. While most people only experience diarrhoea from time to time, some people can get it more often and persistently.
- Travellers’ diarrhoea. When you’re abroad it’s easy to get foreign bugs or food poisoning from unfamiliar food or drinks.
- Infectious. There are numerous infections that can lead to diarrhoea.
- Norovirus. If you catch what’s sometimes called the winter vomiting bug, diarrhoea will likely be a symptom.
Treating Diarrhoea with Imodium
The good news is that you can treat diarrhoea with Imodium. Imodium can help stop diarrhoea, so you can start to feel better and get on with your day.
What does Imodium do?
Imodium contains the active ingredient Loperamide. This medication is used to treat sudden diarrhoea (including traveller’s diarrhoea). It works by slowing down the movement of the gut. This decreases the number of bowel movements and makes the stool less watery.
Uses / Instructions
Dosage: For oral use only
Adults and children over 12 years: Take 2 capsules to start treatment. Take 1 capsule after each loose bowel movement, up to a maximum of 6 capsules per day. If your diarrhoea lasts for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. Not recommended for children under 12 years.
IBS diarrhoea, previously diagnosed by a doctor:
Adults aged 18 years and over: Take 2 capsules to start treatment. Take 1 capsule after each loose bowel movement, or as previously advised by a doctor, up to a maximum of 6 capsules per day. You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours. If your symptoms change, worsen or are not improved after 2 weeks, consult your doctor.
Imodium is for the symptomatic relief of diarrhoea only and is not a substitute for rehydration therapy. Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Not recommended for children under 12 years.
Imodium is for the symptomatic relief of diarrhoea only and is not a substitute for rehydration therapy.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Warning: do not exceed the stated dose.
This is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.
Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
- Feeling sick, constipation or wind.
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
- Dizziness or drowsiness.
- Vomiting, indigestion.
- Dry mouth.
Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Each Capsule contains 2 mg Loperamide Hydrochloride
Also contains Lactose
For a full list see the patient information leaflet