Imodium Instants 12 Tablets
Imodium Instants 12 Tablets
Imodium Instants are used to treat two types of diarrhoea: short-term diarrhoea in adults and children aged 12 and over, and IBS diarrhoea in adults and young people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Fast-dissolving tablets for quick diarrhoea relief
- Provides relief in under one hour
- Convenient and discreet on-the-go relief
- Instantly dissolves on the tongue, no need for water
- Helps restore the gut to its natural rhythm
- Retains water and essential nutrients
- Effective in providing gentle relief
- Clinically proven for diarrhoea relief within one hour
What is the active ingredient in Imodium Instants and how does it work?
The active ingredient in Imodium Instants 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 Instants to start working?
Imodium Instants usually start 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 Instants?
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 Instants 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 Instants 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 the age limits for using Imodium Instants?
The age limits depend on the type of diarrhoea being treated. Short-term diarrhoea can be treated in adults and children aged 12 and over, while IBS diarrhoea can be treated in adults and young people aged 18 and over.
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.
Loperamide hydrochloride, aspartame.
Usage and Instructions
For adults and children over 12 years, take two tablets (4mg) and allow them to disintegrate on your tongue. Follow up each loose stool with another tablet. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 6 tablets (12mg).
When treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as diagnosed by a healthcare professional, this product is only suitable for those over 18 years of age.
This product is not recommended for children under 12 years of age, unless under a doctor's supervision.
Imodium is not a substitute for re-hydration therapy.
Please read the leaflet enclosed before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
There are some side effects associates with this product but not everyone will get them. Side effects with Imodium are rare but should you experience any of these side effects report to your doctor or pharmacist:
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain, discomfort, or enlargement