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Description

Imodium 2mg capsules relieve diarrhoea quickly and effectively. Imodium works by slowing down your bowel and returning it to its normal rhythm. This helps to restore the absorption of fluids into your body.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Imodium Original 2mg Capsules is: Loperamide hydrochloride 2mg per capsule.

Other ingredients are: Lactose, maize starch, talc and magnesium stearate (E572).
The capsule itself is made up of titanium dioxide (E171), black ferrous oxide (E172), yellow ferric oxide (E172), indigo carmine (E132), erythrosine (E127) and gelatin.

Direction

Short-term diarrhoea:
Adults and children over 12 years: Take 2 capsules to start treatment. Take 1 capsule after each loose bowel movement, up to a maximum of 6 capsules per day. If your diarrhoea lasts for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. Not recommended for children under 12 years.

IBS diarrhoea, previously diagnosed by a doctor:
Adults aged 18 years and over: Take 2 capsules to start treatment. Take 1 capsule after each loose bowel movement, or as previously advised by a doctor, up to a maximum of 6 capsules per day. You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours. If your symptoms change, worsen or are not improved after 2 weeks, consult your doctor.

Warnings

- Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
- Read the leaflet carefully before use

Do not take this medication if;
- You have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients
- You have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
- You are having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition, such as ulcerative colitis
- You have acute dysentery, symptoms of which include high temperature and blood in your stool.
- You are breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication if;
- You have diarrhoea that lasts longer than 48 hours
- You suffer from liver disease or heart problems
- You have an intolerance to some sugars
- You have severe diarrhoea
- You have AIDS and your stomach becomes swollen.

Stop taking the capsules immediately and contact your doctor
- You are taking any other medications, including: 
   - Ritonavir (used to treat HIV)
   - Quinidine (used to treat malaria or abnormal heart rhythms)
   - Oral desmopressin (used to treat excessive urination)
   - Itraconazole or ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
   - Gemfibrozil (used to treat high cholesterol)

Please Remember

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