When is Imodium Instant recommended?
Imodium Instant may be recommended to you to relieve two types of diarrhoea: short term, acute diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
These melt in the mouth tablets contain the active ingredient loperamide hydrochloride. They work by slowing down your bowels and improving absorption of water and important electrolytes.
This pack contains 18 mint favoured tablets that can relieve diarrhoea in less than one hour.
How do I take it?
Important: the usage instructions for how to take these tablets depend on what type of diarrhoea you are using this treatment for. Always read the patient information leaflet before use and follow the instructions closely.
If you are unsure of how to use these tablets, ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
To treat short term (up to 48 hours), acute diarrhoea, this medicine may be used by adults and children over the age of 12.
Take two tablets to start the treatment. Then take one tablet after each loose bowel movement.
Do not take more than 6 tablet in any 24 hour period.
To treat diarrhoea related to diagnosed IBS, this medicine may be used by adults (aged 18 and over) only.
Take two tablets to start the treatment. Then take one tablet after each loose bowel movement. You may take the tablets for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks lasting less than 48 hours.
Do not exceed 6 tablets in any 24 hour period.
Regardless of the type of diarrhoea you are treating, this medicine is not for long term treatment. If you suffer with diarrhoea lasting longer than 48 hours, talk to your doctor or GP as soon as possible.
Advice from our pharmacists
This medicine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use this treatment if:
- You are allergic or sensitive to loperamide hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients listed on the pack
- You are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
- Your diarrhoea is caused by a flare up of ulcerative colitis or other inflammatory bowel condition
- You are constipated or your stomach appears swollen
- You are experiencing blood in your stools and a high temperature
It is important that you talk to your doctor before taking these tablets if you have aids, suffer from liver disease or are taking any other medicines.
This treatment may not be suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before use.
Important: Talk to your doctor before using this treatment if you are aged 40 or over and your IBS symptoms have changed, or if it has been some time since your last attack.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
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