Imodium IBS Relief 2mg – 6 Soft Capsules

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Imodium IBS Relief 2mg – 6 Soft Capsules £4.69
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Faye Bonnell
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03/05/2022
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What are Imodium IBS Relief Soft Capsules? 

Imodium IBS Relief Soft Capsules are an effective treatment against diarrhoea caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as well as short-term diarrhoea attacks. These Imodium capsules contain 2mg of the active ingredient loperamide, helping to relieve diarrhoea quickly and effectively.


What is IBS? 

IBS is a common, long-term condition that affects the digestive system. Symptoms vary from person to person, but can include: 

  • Abdominal cramps

  • Bloating

  • Flatulence

  • Diarrhoea or constipation

These symptoms can be mild or severe and, whilst IBS doesn’t always have a specific cause, can be triggered by various factors including stress, anxiety, diet or hormonal changes. Identifying and managing triggers can help to reduce the frequency of your IBS flare ups. When your IBS does flare up, Imodium IBS Relief can help to relieve diarrhoea. 


How does Imodium IBS Relief work? 

Imodium IBS contains the 2mg of the active ingredient loperamide hydrochloride. When you are suffering with diarrhoea, your bowel can’t absorb fluid like it usually does. Loperamide tablets work by calming the overactive bowel, allowing it to absorb fluid and relieve your diarrhoea symptoms.


What is the recommended dosage?

It is important to note that the dosage for Imodium IBS Relief - particularly how long you can take it for - is slightly different depending on whether your diarrhoea is short-term, or caused by IBS that has been diagnosed by your doctor. 


For relief of diarrhoea caused by IBS: 

Adults over 18 should take two capsules to start treatment, then one capsule after each loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor). 

IBS sufferers can use Imodium IBS Relief for up to two weeks for repeat attacks, but do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours. You must not take more than 6 tablets in a 24-hour period. 

For relief of short-term diarrhoea:

Adults and children over the age of 12 should take two capsules to start treatment, then one capsule after each loose bowel movement. 

Do not take for attacks lasting longer than 48 hours. You must not take more than 6 tablets in a 24-hour period.

When suffering from diarrhoea you should replace lost fluids by drinking more liquid than you usually would, or by using dehydration relief.


Who should take Imodium IBS Relief Soft Capsules? 

Imodium IBS Relief is suitable for most adults the age of 12. Do not take these tablets if: 

  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients

  • If you are having a flare up of an inflammatory bowel condition, such as ulcerative colitis. 

  • If you have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics. 

  • If you are constipated, or your stomach appears swollen 

  • If you have acute dysentery, the symptoms of which include blood in your stools and a high temperatur

If you suffer from IBS, you must speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Imodium IBS if: 

  • You are aged over 40 and it has been some time since your last IBS attack

  • You are aged over 40 and your IBS symptoms have changed

  • You have recently passed blood from your bowels

  • You suffer from severe constipation

  • If you are feeling nauseous or vomiting

  • If you have lost your appetite or lost weight

  • If you have difficulty or pain passing urine

  • If you have a fever

  • If you have recently travelled abroad

You should speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Imodium IBS Relief if you suffer from liver disease or AIDS, or if you have diarrhoea that is severe or lasts more than 48 hours. You should also speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Imodium IBS Relief if you take any of these medicines: 

  • Ritonavir (used to treat HIV)

  • Quinidine (used to treat abnormal heart rhythms or malaria)

  • Oral desmopressin (used to treat excessive urination)

  • Itraconazole or ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections)

  • Gemfibrozil (used to treat high cholesterol)

If you’re unsure or have any questions about taking Imodium IBS Relief, speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist. 


Are loperamide tablets suitable for children?

Children under 12 should not take loperamide tablets. Speak to a Chemist4U pharmacist for suitable alternatives, or browse our full range of diarrhoea relief treatments. 

Should I take Imodium IBS Relief if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? 

Consult your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Imodium IBS Relief if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant. Do not take loperamide tablets if you are breastfeeding, as small amounts of the medicine can get into your milk. 


Are there any side effects?

As with all medicines, Imodium IBS Relief Soft Capsules may cause side effects in some people. Most side effects aren’t serious and you may not experience any at all. 

Common side effects include: 

  • Feeling sick

  • Constipation

  • Excessive gas

  • Headache 


Uncommon side effects include: 

  • Dizziness

  • Drowsiness

  • Vomiting

  • Indigestion

  • Dry Mouth

  • Tiredness


For more information regarding the possible side effects associated with Imodium IBS Relief, please refer to the patient information leaflet. 


More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

 

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