Imodium Instants are tablets that work quickly to relieve diarrhoea in less than one hour, whether that be short-term diarrhoea or diarrhoea caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Imodium Instants contain loperamide hydrochloride, which works to slow down the bowel and relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea, allowing your body to absorb water and salts that are normally lost.
Everyone gets diarrhoea from time to time and the ailment can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. As for IBS, this is a condition that affects around 10% of the population and can cause frequent bouts of diarrhoea that can interrupt daily life. Treating diarrhoea with Imodium Instants allows you to feel happy and healthy again.
Remove the tablet from the packet by peeling back the lid and tipping the tablet out (do not push it straight through). Place the tablet on the tongue and allow them to dissolve; this will happen quickly and you do not need to take them with water.
The recommended dose changes based on whether you’re taking Imodium Instants for short-term diarrhoea or IBS diarrhoea. For short-term, take two tablets to begin treatment and then take one tablet after each loose bowel movement. Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours and cease treatment after 48 hours. If symptoms continue then seek advice from a doctor.
For IBS diarrhoea, take two tablets to begin treatment and then take one tablet after each loose bowel movement. You can take this medicine for up to two weeks but do not use it for any attack lasting longer than 48 hours and do not take more than 6 tablets in any 24 hour period.
If you take too much of this medicine then you should contact a doctor.
Before using this product, always read the patient information leaflet (enclosed) to make sure that it is the appropriate medication for you.
You should not take Imodium Instants if any of the following apply:
Even though you do not need a prescription to take Imodium Instants, you should talk to a doctor or pharmacist before commencing treatment if any of the following apply:
There are a number of other warnings that apply specifically to those who are looking to treat IBS-related diarrhoea. If you have IBS and any of the following apply then you should talk to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Imodium Instants.
Common side effects of this medication include feeling sick or constipated. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any peculiar side effects or signs of an allergic reaction.
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