Imodium

 
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Without a Prescription

Imodium works by slowing the activity of the intestines and affecting the movement of water and chemicals through the bowel.
Imodium controls symptoms of diarrhea, including Traveler's Diarrhea.

Imodium is prescribed to treat:
- Acute diarrhoea associated with irritable bowel syndrome in adults, following initial diagnosis by a doctor;
- Acute diarrhoea in adults and children aged 12 years and over;

Imodium is prescribed to treat the following, but ONLY when prescribed by a doctor:
- Chronic diarrhoea in adults;
- Acute diarrhoea of any cause, including treating sudden worsening of long-term diarrhoea for periods of up to five days, in adults and children over eight years of age and children over four years of age;

Contraindications

Imodium is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you have a fever;
- If you have an allergic reaction to Imodium;
- if you have black or bloody stools;
- if you have mucus in the stool;
- If you suffer from a liver condition;

Side Effects

Imodium side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Abdominal cramps;
- Abdominal distention;
- Abdominal pain or discomfort;
- Abdominal swelling;
- Allergic reactions;
- Constipation;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry mouth;
- Flatulence;
- Including skin rash;
- Indigestion;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Paralysis or inactivity of the intestine that stops the movement of material through the gut;
- Skin reactions such as rash and itch;
- Tiredness;

Overdose

Reported Imodium overdose symptoms are:
- Drowsiness;
- Constipation;
- Lethargy;
- Nausea;

Dosage

CHILDREN

Ages 2 to 5 (24 to 47 pounds)

The usual dosage is 1 teaspoonful after the first loose stool, then 1 teaspoonful after each loose stool that follows.

Give no more than 3 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

Imodium is not recommended in children under 2 years of age.

Ages 6 to 8 (48 to 59 pounds)

The usual dosage is 1 caplet or 2 teaspoonfuls after the first loose stool, then 1/2 caplet or 1 teaspoonful after each loose stool that follows.

Give no more than 2 caplets or 4 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

Ages 9 to 11 (60 to 95 pounds)

Give no more than 3 caplets or 6 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

The usual dosage is 1 caplet or 2 teaspoonfuls after the first loose stool, then 1/2 caplet or 1 teaspoonful after each loose stool that follows.

ADULTS

Take no more than 4 caplets or 8 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

For adults and children 12 and over, the usual dosage is 2 caplets or 4 teaspoonfuls after the first loose stool, then 1 caplet or 2 teaspoonfuls after each loose stool that follows.
Without Prescription (2017)