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  • Imodium Instants Tablets (Pack of 6)

Imodium Instants Tablets (Pack of 6)

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Product features

  • Diarrhoea Relief within 1 hour
  • Melts in the mouth
  • Imodium Original & Imodium Plus Comfort available

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Overview

You can buy Imodium Instants Tablets Online from our UK registered online pharmacy. Please read the associated information about this medication to make sure it's safe for you. You can then place your order. After completing any associated assessment form, our pharmacists can then review your order and, if approved, dispatch to your chosen address. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.

About Imodium Instants
Imodium Instants are a popular choice for treatment for short-term diarrhoea and are particularly effective as they instantly dissolve on your tongue and will provide relief within an hour of taking it.

Imodium Instants are suitable in individuals over 12 years old and also available in different pack sizes:  6,12 & 18. Imodium Instants can also be used for diarrhoea associated with IBS (previously diagnosed by a doctor and for individuals over 18 years only.)

The active ingredient in Imodium Instants is loperamide hydrochloride 2mg, which reduces the duration of diarrhoea as it is an anti-motility drug. It works by reducing stool frequency and increase stool consistency. Ensuring hydration whilst suffering from diarrhoea is very important as dehydration often occurs if you do not drink enough water as your body is losing water each time you pass loose stools.  

Individuals who have blood in their stools are particularly unwell or if symptoms have lasted longer than 3 days then they should seek advice from their doctor.

Practical Tips

  • Ensure you drink plenty of water so you do not become dehydrated
  • ORT (oral rehydration therapy) can be used to prevent dehydration from occurring (particularly in young or frail, elderly individuals)
  • Eat and drink as normal, you should try to include soups and fruit juices into your diet so that it provides sufficient salt and sugar to your body, as well as foods high in carbohydrates (such as bread, pasta, rice)
  • Ensure good hand hygiene and regularly clean the toilet (including the seat and handle)
  • If your job involves handling food you will need to seek specialist advice
  • If symptoms do not resolve after 3 days then seek advice from your doctor

If you have any of the following then you seek medical attention as soon as you can:

  • persistent vomiting
  • blood in vomit or diarrhoea
  • drowsiness/confusion
  • dehydration concerns

Effectiveness
Imodium Instants are widely used and effective diarrhoea relief medication however every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find Imodium Instants is not effective for you, you may want to try an alternative.

Alternatives
Other treatments for diarrhoea relief are available at Rightdose. These include:

  • Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg Capsul
  • Pepto-Bismol Liquid
  • Pepto-Bismol Tablets

ORT treatments for dehydration prevention are also available at Rightdose. These include:

Dioralyte relief sachets


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FAQ

What are Imodium Instants Tablets?
Imodium Instants tablets provide a form of treatment for the relief of diarrhoea. Imodium Instants tablets can be used for 2 types of diarrhoea, short-term diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) diarrhoea. The active ingredient in these tablets is loperamide. Loperamide works by slowing down bowel movements, which allows for more water to be absorbed into the body that has been lost as a result of diarrhoea.

How do I use Imodium Instants Tablets?
For short term diarrhoea (12 years and over)

Initially take 2 tablets and place them on your tongue and allow them to dissolve naturally
After the initial 2 tablets take a further tablet after each loose bowel movement.
Do not take for more than 48 hours and no more than 6 tablets in a 24 hour period
For IBS diarrhoea (18 years and over, diagnosed with IBS)

Use the same dosage as above however Imodium Instants can be taken for up to 2 weeks. This should not be followed for a one-off case. If this treatment does not improve your symptoms please be speak to your Doctor or Health professional.

Can I use Imodium Instants Tablets if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant it is advised that you consult a Doctor or Health professional before starting to use this medication. If you are breastfeeding it is advised that you don't use this medication as small traces can end up in the breast milk.

How long does it take for Imodium Instants Tablets to work?
Imodium Instants tablets normally start to take effect around 1 hour after you take it, to make diarrhoea better. Most patients should only need to use Imodium for a maximum of 1 to 2 days.

Side Effects

Side effects of Imodium Instants Tablets 
Imodium can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and most are usually mild.

Stop using Imodium and get medical help at once if you experience any of the following:

Rare side effects:

  • Allergic reactions including unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, passing out or swelling of face and throat.
  • Skin rashes, which may be severe and include blistering or peeling skin.
  • Loss of consciousness or reduced level of consciousness (passing out, feeling faint or less alert), uncoordinated movements.

Stop using Imodium and talk to a doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:

Uncommon side effects

  • Stomach pain or swollen stomach.
  • Itchiness or hives.

Rare:

  • Difficulties passing water.
  • Severe constipation.
  • Miosis (narrowing of the pupils of the eye).

For a full list of side effects please read the patient information leaflet on the ‘Info Leaflet’ tab.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Directions

Directions of use for Imodium Instants Tablets

  • Place the correct number of tablets on the tongue. The tablets dissolve quickly in your mouth, so you don’t need water to swallow them. Do not chew. For oral use only.
  • Do not use more than the recommended dose
  • Imodium Instants are not for long-term treatment.

Short-term diarrhoea
Adults and children aged 12 and over:

  • Take TWO tablets to start treatment initially
  • Then take ONE tablet after each loose bowel movement.
  • Do NOT take for attacks lasting longer than 48 hours.
  • Do NOT take more than six tablets in a 24-hour period.
  • Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.
  • NOT for children aged under 12 old.

IBS diarrhoea
Adults aged 18 and over:

  • Take TWO tablets to start treatment initially
  • Take ONE tablet after each loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor).
  • You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do NOT take for anyone attack lasting longer than 48 hours.
  • Do NOT take more than six tablets in a 24-hour period.
  • Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.
  • NOT for children and young people aged under 18.

Talk to your doctor and stop taking this medicine if:

  • Imodium instants have been continuously been used for 48 hours
  • New IBS symptoms occur
  • IBS symptoms worsen.
  • IBS symptoms do not get better after 2 weeks

Warnings

Warnings for Imodium Instants Tablets
Do not take this Imodium Instants if the user:

  • Ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
  • Is a child aged under 12 (or under 18 for an IBS patient).
  • Has severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics.
  • Is having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition like ulcerative colitis.
  • Is constipated, or stomach appears swollen (especially in children with severe dehydration).
  • Has acute dysentery, the symptoms of which may include blood in stools and high temperature.

If any of these applies to you, talk to a doctor or pharmacist and do not take Imodium.

Talk to your doctor first if you:

  • Have AIDS and your stomach becomes swollen, (STOP taking immediately and contact your doctor)
  • suffer from liver disease.
  • Have diarrhoea that lasts longer than 48 hours.
  • Have severe diarrhoea as your body loses more fluid, sugars and salts than normal.
  • Are taking any other medicines, including:

          - ritonavir (medicine for HIV).
          - quinidine (medicine for abnormal heart rhythms or malaria).
          - oral desmopressin (medicine for excessive urination).
          - itraconazole or ketoconazole (medicine to treat fungal infections).
          - gemfibrozil (medicine to treat high cholesterol).

If you are unsure about any of the medicines you are taking, seek advice from a healthcare professional.

If any of these applies to you (now or in the past), talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • If you are breastfeeding do not take this medicine. Small amounts may get into your milk. Talk to your doctor about a suitable treatment.
  • If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy: ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Special warnings about this medicine

  • This medicine may make you feel dizzy, tired or sleepy. You may feel less alert, feel faint or pass out. If you’re affected do not drive or use machines.
  • Your body can lose large amounts of fluids and salts when you have diarrhoea. You need to replace the fluid by drinking more liquid than usual. Ask your pharmacist about rehydration therapy to replace lost salts. This is especially important for children and frail or older people.
  • Do not take this product for anything other than its intended use and never take more than the recommended amount. Serious heart problems (symptoms of which include fast or irregular heartbeat) have been reported in patients who have taken excessive Imodium Instants.

Extra warnings for IBS patients: Use only if your doctor has previously diagnosed IBS.

Ingredients

Ingredients in Imodium Instants Tablets
Active ingredient: loperamide hydrochloride 2 mg

Other ingredients: gelatin, mannitol, aspartame, mint flavour and sodium hydrogen carbonat

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