Imodium is the brand name for the drug Loperamide. This medication is widely used to treat moderate to severe diarrhoea, including traveller’s diarrhoea.
Imodium is the brand name for the generic anti-diarrhoea medication loperamide. It is a drug used to treat symptoms of diarrhoea.
The medicine works by slowing down movement of the bowel from the gut. It also reduces the number of bowel movements and makes the patient’s stool appear watery.
The medicine is likewise used to inhibit the level of discharge in patients who have previously undergone ileostomy or a medical procedure where waste is moved out of the body where the rectum or gut is not working properly.
Imodium Syrup SF is further used in the treatment of IBD or inflammatory bowel disease.
Imodium Syrup SF is a fast acting and long acting synthetic anti-diarrheal medicine that is not absorbed within the gut, and has no impact on one’s adrenergic system or the central nervous system; however it may alienate histamine and interact with acetylcholine release in the intestine. It inhibits the discharge of liquid and electrolytes in the body thus decreasing the number of bowel movements. Patients prefer using this medicine in managing their moderate to acute diarrhoea.
Imodium is often taken after each bowel movement that is found watery and loose, or it may be scheduled by your physician if you have chronic diarrhoea.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. For pediatric patients, the dosage is based on weight and age of the patient.
Take your dosage of Imodium Syrup SF exactly as directed on the medicine information leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor.
When taking the oral suspension (liquid) form of Imodium or the Imodium Syrup SF, shake it well before you measure and take a dose. Always measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring cup or spoon.
Imodium Syrup SF is often given immediately after each movement of loose bowel, but it can also be taken on a given schedule for symptoms of chronic diarrhoea.
The dosage is based on the health condition, age, and response to treatment. The dosage may likewise be based on weight and age. Take Imodium Syrup SF exactly as directed on the product label information or by your physician.
Adult patients must not use over 8 mg of Imodium Syrup SF in a 24 hour time interval if self-medicating or 16 mg if taken under medical expert’s supervision.
When taking the chewable variant, take it on an empty stomach and the tablet should be chewed entirely before swallowing. For dissolving tablets, dry your hands before prying open the tablet from the blister pack. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow for it to dissolve entirely and then swallow it. Never gnaw, crush, or break the tablet. Avoid taking the medicine from the pack until such time you are ready to take it. Water is optional when taking this drug.
When taking the liquid suspension Imodium Syrup SF, shake it thoroughly before you try a dose. Use the right liquid measuring tool or medicine cup before taking a dose.
If you are taking the oral suspension (liquid) form of Imodium, shake it well before you measure a dose. You should measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. The liquid suspension can come with a small hint of alcohol.
If you are unsure how to take Imodium Syrup SF for your diarrhoea, we strongly recommend you consult with your physician, nurse, or pharmacist first. Some ingredients of Imodium Syrup SF can cause an allergic reaction or may interact with other drugs. Ask your doctor about it to know more about Imodium Syrup SF.
Children younger than age 6 should not use Imodium unless directed by their doctor. This medicine should never be used in infants younger than 24 months.
It may take up to 48 hours for your symptoms to improve.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within two days of taking Imodium (10 days for chronic diarrhoea), or if you develop bloody stools or a fever.
Like any other medicines, Imodium Syrup SF can come with some side effects, but not everyone is able to experience them.
Here are the most common side effects of Imodium Syrup SF:
Inform your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Contact your doctor if you have had any of these side effects from taking Imodium Syrup SF:
Do not drink alcohol when taking Imodium Syrup SF as it can heighten the drowsy after effects of the medication.
Driving and Operating Machineries
Do not take Imodium Syrup SF if you are to drive or operate machinery that requires focus and alertness as the medicine can cause drowsiness.
Inform your physician if you are taking other prescription, nonprescription, herbal, and other supplementary drugs particularly pramlintide, or saquinavir.
Avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated in summer or hot weather or attempt to exercise while taking this medicine.
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