Imodium Classic 2mg 12 Capsules
Imodium Classic 2mg 12 Capsules
Imodium Classic are used to treat two types of diarrhoea - short-term diarrhoea for adults and children aged 12 and over, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) diarrhoea for adults and young people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with IBS.
- Fast and effective diarrhoea relief in under 1 hour.
- Proven formula trusted for over 40 years.
- Gently slows digestion, restoring natural gut rhythm.
- Helps restore absorption of fluids into the body.
What is the active ingredient and how does it work?
The active ingredient in Imodium Classic 2mg Capsules is loperamide hydrochloride. It works by slowing down an overactive bowel, thereby reducing diarrhoea. This allows the body to absorb the water and salts that are usually lost in diarrhoea. Loperamide hydrochloride is effective in treating both short-term diarrhoeas in adults and children aged 12 and over, and IBS diarrhoea in adults and young people aged
How long does it take for Imodium to start working?
Imodium usually starts to work within 1 hour of taking it and can help to make your symptoms better. While the exact timing may vary depending on the individual, in most cases, Loperamide provides fast relief by slowing down the movement of your gut and reducing the frequency and urgency of bowel movements. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist and not exceed the recommended dosage to avoid any potential side effects. 18 and over who have been diagnosed with IBS.
Who should not take Imodium Classic 2mg Capsules?
People who have had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients, children under 12 years of age or under 18 years of age for IBS patients, people with severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics, people having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition like ulcerative colitis, constipated people, and people with acute dysentery should not take Imodium Classic 2mg Capsules.
How should you take Imodium Classic 2mg Capsules for short-term diarrhoea?
Adults and children aged 12 and over should take two capsules to start treatment and then take one capsule after each loose bowel movement. Do not take more than six capsules in a 24-hour period, and do not take for attacks lasting longer than 48 hours.
How should you take Imodium Classic 2mg Capsules for IBS diarrhoea?
Adults aged 18 and over should take two capsules to start treatment and then take one capsule after each loose bowel movement or as advised by your doctor. Do not take more than six capsules in a 24-hour period, and do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours. If you have been using this medicine continuously for 48 hours, develop new IBS symptoms, your IBS symptoms get worse, or your IBS symptoms have not improved after 2 weeks, you should talk to your doctor and stop taking this medicine.
What are some possible causes of diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea can be caused by a variety of factors such as an acute infection in the bowel, overuse of certain medications such as antibiotics, excessive intake of fibre-rich foods including dried fruit or pure fruit juice, overuse of laxatives, anxiety and stress, or the consumption of caffeine, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, or sweets containing sorbitol.
What can I do to control an acute diarrhoea attack?
Most cases of acute diarrhoea will resolve on their own, but you can help manage the symptoms by getting rest and avoiding solid foods for a few hours or up to a day depending on the severity of the attack. It is crucial to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, and the recommended daily fluid intake for adults is between 1.5-2 litres (6-8 glasses). If the symptoms persist after a few hours, taking an anti-diarrhoea tablet such as loperamide, following the manufacturer's instructions, may help to control the attack.
Active ingredients: Loperamide hydrochloride 2mg per capsule.
Other Ingredients: Lactose, maize starch, talc and magnesium stearate (E572).
The capsule itself is made up of titanium dioxide (E171), black ferrous oxide (E172), yellow ferric oxide (E172), indigo carmine (E132), erythrosine (E127) and gelatin.
Usage and Instructions
Directions for use:
Adults and children aged 12 and above: Take two tablets straight away, and then one tablet after each loose bowel movement. The maximum recommended daily dose is six tablets in a 24-hour period.
You should not take Imodium Original for more than 48 hours without consulting your GP. if your symptoms haven't improved after two weeks.
Loperamide is safe for most adults and children aged 12 and above.
There are some medications loperamide may interact badly with. Consult your GP or a pharmacist before using Imodium Original if you’re taking:
- Itraconazole or ketoconazole
- Other treatments for stomach or bowel problems
You should not give loperamide to children below the age of 12 unless a doctor has prescribed it. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their GP before taking loperamide.
Many people will experience no or only very mild side effects when taking Imodium Original for a short period of time. Common side effects include:
In rare cases, some people may experience more serious side effects. Stop taking Imodium Original and seek immediate medical attention if you:
- Feel faint, less alert, or have passed out
- Have lost balance or coordination