Imodium Instant Melts are used to treat two types of diarrhoea; the two types have different ages limits. The first type is short-term diarrhoea, which is for adults and children aged 12 and over. This medicine is designed to treat attacks that last up to 48 hours. The second type is IBS Diarrhoea, for adults and young people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The product is designed to treat attacks that last up to 48 hours.
1) Peel back the lid and tip the tablet out. Do not push the tablets through the lid.
2) Place the correct number of tablets on the tongue. The tablets dissolve quickly in your mouth, so you don’t need water to swallow them. Do not chew. For oral use only.
3) Do not use more than the dose shown in the tables.
4) The tablets are not for long-term treatment.
Bio-Kult capsules can be pulled apart and the contents sprinkled on to food, mixed in a drink or swallowed whole.
For short-term diarrhoea - adults and children aged 12 and over should take two tablets to start treatment and then one tablet after each loose bowel movement.
For IBS diarrhoea – adults aged 18 and over, take two tablets to start treatment and then one tablet after each loose bowel movement.
While treating diarrhoea can help alleviate symptoms, acute diarrhoea, usually lasting one or two days, goes away on its own. Diarrhea lasting more than two days may be a sign of a serious condition. Chronic diarrhoea lasts at least four weeks and symptoms may be continual or may come and go. Diarrhea of any duration may cause dehydration. By treating diarrhoea quickly, you can start to feel better again and get on with your day.
Although acute diarrhoea usually resolves on its own within a few days, you can get relief faster with IMODIUM products. IMODIUM products contain an active ingredient called Loperamide which works to help restore your body’s natural rhythm so you can start to feel like yourself again. If symptoms persist for more than two days – or get worse – consult your healthcare professional.
Do not use this medicine if you have ever had bad reaction to any of the ingredients. These tablets shouldn’t be taken by any children under the age of 12, and for IBS, under the age of 18. Do not take this product if you have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics.
Imodium Instant is not suitable if you are having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition like ulcerative colitis, if you are constipated, or your stomach appears swollen, if you have acute dysentery, the symptoms of which may include blood in your stools and a high temperature.
You do not require a prescription to purchase this product. However, you will be asked to answer questions accurately to allow our pharmacist to check that this product is suitable for the intended user. All information provided will be treated confidentially and will only be available to pharmacy staff processing your order.
If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy: ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
If you are breast-feeding do not take this medicine. Small amounts may get into your milk. Talk to your doctor about a suitable treatment.
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with loperamide. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Always read the information leaflet before use.
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