What are Numark Diarrhoea Relief Loperamide Instants?
Numark Diarrhoea Relief Loperamide Instants are a form of treatment that is intended to be used for treating acute diarrhoea attacks. It can also be used for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) related diarrhoea. These tablets work by making the stools more solid and also reducing the frequency of them. The active ingredient, loperamide, is an anti-diarrhoeal medicine that will relieve the effects of diarrhoea.
What is the cause of diarrhoea?
The most common form of diarrhoea, short-term diarrhoea, is normally a symptom of a bowel infection known as gastroenteritis. This can be caused by a number of conditions, which include:
- A virus such as a norovirus or rotavirus
- Bacteria including E. coli and salmonella which can cause food poisoning
- Drinking too much alcohol
- An allergic reaction to food
- Damage to the lining of the intestines
Diarrhoea can also be caused by some types of medication, including antibiotics and antacids.
Where are these tablets suitable for?
These tablets can be used by adults and children aged 12 and over for treating acute diarrhoea, and adults aged 18 and over only for relieving diarrhoea caused by IBS. Do not use these tablets if you are allergic to loperamide or any other ingredient contained in the tablets. They should also not be used if any of the following applies to you:
- Have severe diarrhoea after taking some antibiotics
- Have a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition, such as ulcerative colitis
- Are constipated
- Have blood in the stools
Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if any of the following apply to you:
- Have AIDS and the stomach is swollen
- Have liver problems
- Have diarrhoea that lasts longer than 48 hours
- Have severe diarrhoea
- Have IBS but it is not yet diagnosed
- Have IBS and notice new symptoms to previous diarrhoea attacks
You should also get advice before using if you are currently taking any other type of medication.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these tablets?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional for advice before using any form of medication.
How should Numark Diarrhoea Relief Loperamide Instants be used?
These Numark Diarrhoea Relief Tablets are known as orodispersible tablets. Unlike standard tablets, they will dissolve on the tongue when used. For acute diarrhoea, take two tablets initially and then one tablet after each loose motion. Do not take more than six tablets in a 24-hour period. These tablets should not be used as relief for acute diarrhoea for longer than two days, and for longer than two weeks for repeated attacks for IBS diarrhoea but not longer than two days for a single attack. If symptoms persist for longer than 48 hours, then speak to your doctor.
Are there any side effects?
Like with any medication, there is a chance of side effects though not everyone will experience them. Potential side effects include:
- Shortness of breath
- A skin rash
- Itchy skin
- Difficulty passing urine
- A swollen stomach
- A burning sensation in the mouth
- Stomach pains
- A headache
If you notice any side effect, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
Each tablet contains:
- Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg
- Pregelatinised Maize Starch
- Croscarmellose Sodium
- Colloidal Anhydrous Silica
- Colloidal Hydrated Silica
- Magnesium Stearate
- Citric Acid Anhydrous
- Peppermint Flavour
If I provide a minimum order you request can you mail to my USA address Imodium and Numark Instants tablets in 12/18 pack. No need for insurance or tracking.
This is not licensed to be shipped to the USA.
Ask a Pharmacist
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Submit a private question to be answered by one of our qualified UK pharmacists.
Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Standard UK Delivery - £2.95 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.
All our items are sent completely discreet for your peace of mind.
This means the packaging is plain, there is no mention of what product is inside your package and there is no mention of Chemist 4 U either.
We respect that many of our products are of a sensitive nature - this is why we take every step to keep your purchases private.
Customers can read our full returns policy by clicking here