Imodium works by slowing the rhythm of digestion to allow the small intestines to have more time to absorb the fluid and nutrients from foods you eat. Imodium is used to treat diarrhea and to reduce the amount of stool in people who have an ileostomy.
Keep at room temperature and protect from moisture and heat.
Before using Imodium, tell your doctor if you have a fever, mucus in your stools, a history of liver disease, or if you are taking an antibiotic. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, are planning on becoming pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Imodium may cause some side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions, use extreme caution when participating in activities that may become dangerous, such as driving. Try not to become overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow any instructions your doctor has given you about foods and drinks. If you experience diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, this may be a sign of a new infection; contact your doctor.
Patient Family Information : Always follow the directions given to you by your doctor. Take Imodium with a full glass of water. Make sure to drink extra water while on the medication to prevent you from becoming dehydrated. Imodium is normally taken at the first sign of diarrhea, and again if the diarrhea returns. The first dose of Imodium is usually twice as much as the following doses. Do not take this medication more than 3 times in 24 hours, unless told otherwise by your doctor.
Avoid the use of Imodium if you are allergic to Loperamide, or if you stools that are black, bloody, tarry, or if you have diarrhea that is caused by taking an antibiotic.
Sever Side Effects : Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction; stomach pain or bloating; ongoing or worsening diarrhea; diarrhea that is watery or bloody; or fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.
Less severe side effects may include: dizziness; drowsiness, tired feeling; constipation; mild stomach pain; or mild skin rash or itching.
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