Imodium - antidiarrheal medication.

Pharmacological action

The structure includes Imodium loperamide, which reduces intestinal motility and increases tone of the anal sphincter, thereby providing antidiarrheal effect (decreased frequency of urgency, improve retention of feces).

Imodium decreases intestinal motility and increases the passage of the contents through the gastrointestinal tract, reduces the secretion of mucus in the intestine and eliminates the pain caused by muscle spasm intestine.

Product form

Producing Imodium tablets


The use Imodium shown for violations of the chair as part of the symptomatic treatment of chronic, acute diarrhea (other than that caused by antimicrobial agents).

Imodium is also used for patients iliostoma normalization of stool consistency, reducing the frequency of bowel movements.

Instructions for use Imodium

 Imodium tablets
 Adults with chronic, acute diarrhea Imodium according to the instructions prescribed by the scheme: first give the starting dose - two tablets. Then performed maintenance treatment - Table 1-6 / day.

Permissible daily dose - 8 tablets.

The initial dose of Imodium for children over 5 yrs. for the same reasons - one tablet.

side effects

Imodium tablets are generally well tolerated, but in some cases you may experience dizziness, fatigue, headache, indigestion, insomnia, nausea, intestinal obstruction, urinary retention, vomiting, abdominal pain, dry mouth.

In addition, the use of Imodium can cause allergy (erythema, pruritus, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis). There were cases of anaphylactic shock after exceeding the recommended dose, or if the patient individual sensitivity to the drug.

If adverse reactions manifested, should be abolished Imodium and seek qualified medical advice.

Contraindications Imodium

Instructions for Imodium is contraindicated in acute dysentery, acute ulcerative colitis, pseudomembranous enterocolitis bacterial, ileuse paralytic and other diseases in which disturbed intestinal motility, constipation, in case of hypersensitivity to the drug, lactose intolerance.

Imodium is contraindicated for children under 6 liters - only under the strict supervision of the attending physician.

The caution exercised when administering the drug during pregnancy, lactation, disorders of liver function.

During treatment is not recommended to manage the complex mechanisms, transport - agent can cause drowsiness.

If two days after the start of treatment of acute diarrhea Imodium not seen improvement, the drug should be discontinued and choose another treatment.