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Imodium capsules are used to treat: Sudden short-lived (acute) attacks of diarrhoea in adults and children over 8 years of age Long-lasting (chronic) diarrhoea in adultsImodium capsules contain a medicine called loperamide hydrochloride. It belongs to a group of medicines which helps reduce diarrhoea by slowing down an overactive bowel. It also helps the body to absorb more water and salts from the bowel.Imodium® Original Capsules contain loperamide hydrochloride. For acute diarrhoea (aged 12+) and for medically diagnosed IBS diarrhoea (aged 18+). Always read the label.
Do not use Imodium capsules if: You are allergic to anything in Imodium capsules. You have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics You are having a flare up of ulcerative colitis You are constipated or your stomach appears swollen (particularly in children with severe dehydration) Your child is less than 12 years old Check with your doctor before using Imodium capsules if: You have acute dysentery, the symptoms of which may include blood in your stools and a high temperature. You will also need to be given other medicines to treat this You suffer from liver problems You have AIDS and your stomach becomes swollen. Stop taking the capsules immediately and contact your doctor Take special care with Imodium capsules PLEASE READ ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND LABELS PRIOR TO USE. KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take 2 capsules initially, followed if required, by 1 capsule after every further loose bowel movement, up to a maximum of 6 capsules per day. If your diarrhoea lasts for more than 24 hours, consult your doctor. Diarrhoea associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): If your doctor has diagnosed you with IBS, take 2 capsules to control an episode of diarrhoea. Further episodes may be controlled by taking 1 or 2 capsules according to severity, up to a maximum of 6 capsules per day. If your symptoms change or your acute symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, consult your doctor.
2 mg of loperamide hydrochloride,lactose, maize starch, talc and magnesium stearate. The capsule itself is made up of titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxides (E172), indigo carmine (E132), erythrosine (E127) and gelatin.