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Imodium capsules are used to treat acute diarrhoea in adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is also used treat diarrhoea associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in adults and children aged 18 years and older.
This is a Pharmacy Medicine item. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire to ensure this is appropriate for you which our pharmacist will check.
These are green / grey capsules marked 'Imodium' and 'JANSSEN'.
Warning or Restrictions
Do not use if:
•The patient is aged under 12 years (or under 18 for an IBS patient).
•Your diarrhoea has lasted for longer than 48 hours.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if you are currently pregnant, likely to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are currently taking any other medicines as this may cause an interaction.
•If you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine, please seek medical advice before taking.
•If you have any questions after you have bought this medication, please speak to your pharmacist.
Active ingredient: Loperamide hydrochloride 2mg. Other ingredients: Lactose, maize starch, talc and magnesium stearate (E572), titanium dioxide (E171), black ferrous oxide (E172), yellow ferric oxide (E172), indigo carmine (E132), erythrosine (E127) and gelatin.
Product code: 407890
For short term diarrhoea, in adults and children aged 12 years and older: take two capsules to start treatment then one capsule after each loose bowel movement.
For IBS diarrhoea, in adults and children aged 18 years and older: take two capsules to start treatment, then one capsule after each loose bowel movement.
Do not take more than six capsules in any 24 hour period.
Tips and Advice
Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual and using oral rehydration sachets.