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Imodium Capsules (18)

Product code: 2253839
  • Pharmacy Only Medicine
£6.95
(incl VAT)

Imodium Capsules 18 packsize


Imodium Capsules are the most popular treatment for diarrhoea available at Express Chemist. They provide fast, effective relief for diarrhoea in a small, easy-to-swallow capsule.
  • Capsule containing: Loperamide hydrochloride 2mg
  • Symptomatic relief of acute diarrhoea
  • Adults: 2 capsules at once and 1 capsule at each loose stool. Maximum 8 capsules in 24 hours
  • Children: not to be given to children under 12.

How Imodium works

The active ingredient in Imodium is called loperamide. This works by slowing the bowels. This reduces the frequency of bowel movements. It also makes the stools less runny, as the stools remain in the bowel longer and hence water in the stools is re-absorbed.

IBS Diarrhoea, previously diagnosed by a Doctor: Adults aged 18 years and over; Take two capsules after each loose bowel movement, or as previously advised by a Doctor, up to a maximum of 6 capsules per day. You can use this medication for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not take for any single episode lasting longer than 48 hours. If your symptoms change, worsen or are not improved after 2 weeks please seek further consultation with your Doctor for a current update on your condition.

Imodium® is for symptomatic relief of diarrhoea and is not a substitute for re hydration therapy.

More about Imodium

Imodium capsules are ideal for taking with you on holiday. Diarrhoea is common when visiting countries with unfamiliar food or water supplies. You can take Imodium after the onset of diarrhoea and continue to enjoy your holiday! Take 2 tablets after the initial episode, followed by one tablet after each further episode. Note, however, that Imodium will only treat diarrhoea. If you believe that your holiday bug is more serious, or if your diarrhoea continues for more than a couple of days despite taking Imodium as directed, you should seek medical advice.

Of course, Imodium is not just for taking with you on holiday... it is also commonly used for tackling any episodes of diarrhoea, whether at home or abroad! Whilst it cannot tackle the root causes of diarrhoea - which are usually poor food hygiene or dodgy water - it can at least calm the bowel movements, allowing you to let you get on with your day!

Imodium capsules should not be taken by children under 12, or by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Side-effects are rare, but if you find that you become constipated after taking Imodium, you should seek medical advice.