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Imodium is an antidiarrheal medication used to treat symptoms of diarrhea. This medication slows diarrhea and helps solidify stools to provide relief.
Loperamide is a phenylpiperidine derivative that is chemically like opiate receptor agonists. Imodium lengthens transit time and increases absorption of fluids and electrolytes in the gastrointestinal tract.
Imodium has low absorption rates and does not cross the blood-brain barrier, meaning it causes minimal effects in the central nervous system while helping slow diarrhea and increase your body’s absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract.
Uses and Dosage
Take these Imodium tablets as needed to treat diarrhea and its symptoms. Follow all instructions on the medicine label.
- Take Imodium tablets with a full glass of water
- Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated while having diarrhea
- Adults and children over 12 should take two tablets after the first loose stool
- After each other loose stool, take 1 tablet
- Do not take more than 4 tablets within 24 hours
- Store Imodium at room temperature away from heat and light
Some side effects may occur when taking Imodium to treat diarrhea. Consult with your doctor for more information and advice concerning any symptoms you may encounter.
Common Imodium side effects include:
- Stomach cramps
Serious Side Effects
Some more serious side effects may occur when taking Imodium. Stop taking it and speak with your doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Stomach pain or bloating
- Ongoing or worsening diarrhea
- Fast or pounding heartbeats
- Fluttering in your chest
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden dizziness like you might pass out
Do not take Imodium if you are allergic to loperamide. Stop taking this medication and call your doctor if you notice any signs of an allergic or severe skin reaction.
Imodium allergy symptoms may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling in face or throat
- Sore throat
- Burning eyes
- Skin pain
- Red or purple rash
- Blistering and peeling skin
Avoid drinking tonic water while taking Imodium, it may interact with loperamide and cause heart issues.
Overusing this medication and taking more than the recommended dose could cause serious and possibly fatal heart problems. Taking Imodium with certain other medications may also increase your risk for serious heart problems. Make sure you tell your doctor about all the medicines you take.
This medication may take up to 48 hours before improving your symptoms; continue to use the medication and drink fluids. If symptoms remain unimproved after 10 days, speak with your doctor.
Do not take Imodium if you have any of the following conditions:
- Stomach pain without diarrhea
- Diarrhea with a high fever
- Ulcerative colitis
- Diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection
- Bloody or black stools
Consult with your doctor to ensure the safety of taking this medication if you have a fever, mucus in your stools, liver disease, or a heart rhythm disorder.
Do not give Imodium to children under two; consult with your doctor before giving it to older children or teenagers.
Consult with your doctor about using this medication if you are pregnant. Avoid breastfeeding while taking loperamide.
Form and Strength
This medication is available in tablet form.
Imodium tablet strength:
- 2mg in quantities of 100
How long does it take for Imodium to stop diarrhea?
This medication should slow acute diarrhea within an hour of taking it. If your diarrhea continues, take additional Imodium doses but do not exceed the maximum daily dose. Contact your doctor if diarrhea lasts more than two days.
Will Imodium cause constipation?
It is unlikely that you will encounter constipation after taking Imodium to treat diarrhea. The medication uses loperamide to slow the movement of fluid through your intestines which provides greater absorption and a decrease in stool.