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Imodium(Loperamide) Diarrhoea Relief Capsules Pack of 6


Imodium(Loperamide) 2mg Capsule is a fast and effective treatment of sudden, short-lived (acute) attacks of diarrhoea. Sold by Prime Health Pharmacy


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Imodium(Loperamide) Diarrhoea Relief Capsules Pack of 6

What is Imodium(Loperamide) Hydrochloride?

Imodium(Loperamide Hydrochloride) Diarrhoea Capsules relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea by making your stool in your bowels become firmer, thereby restoring the bowel movement back to normal. The medicine treats diarrhoea by slowing down the muscle movement and thus easing absorption of fluids into your body. The active ingredient in these capsules is Loperamide (2mg).

What causes Diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is generally caused by a bowel infection known as gastroenteritis. However, other causes may include;

food allergy



other medications

If you’re currently taking any other medicine, check the side effects. Diarrhoea might be one of them. Chronic or long-term diarrhoea may be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most are usually mild. These include:

Itchiness or hives

Stomach pain or swollen stomach

Difficulties passing water

Severe constipation

Narrowing the pupils of the eye (Miosis)

Feeling sick, constipation, or wind

A headache

Dizziness or drowsiness



Dry mouth


If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the patient information leaflet. You can also report any side effect using the Yellow Card scheme from the MHRA. To do this, go to the website.

What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?

For oral administration only, swallow whole with a drink. Adults are recommended to take two capsules followed by one capsule after each period of diarrhoea, for up to 24 hours. Do not take more than six capsules in any 24 hours. Children aged 12-17 years are recommended to take one capsule initially followed by one capsule after each period of diarrhoea, for up to 24 hours. For treating IBS related diarrhoea, adults aged 18 and over can use this treatment for up to 2 weeks, taking two capsules to start the treatment, and one capsule after each bowel movement. When using these capsules, drink more liquids than usual.

Do not take more than 3 capsules per 20kg of the child’s body weight, up to a maximum of six capsules in any 24 hours. You can take this medicine for up to 48 hours. If your symptoms last longer than 48 hours, stop taking his medicine and talk to your doctor or a Prime Health pharmacist.



Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Store in the original container to protect from moisture. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the outside packaging.


 When should Imodium(Loperamide) not be used?

Imodium(Loperamide) is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12 for short-term treatment, or adults aged 18 and over for IBS diarrhoea. Do not take this product if you are allergic to loperamide or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you:

Have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics

Are having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition, e.g. ulcerative colitis

Are constipated or your stomach appears swollen

Have acute dysentery, showing symptoms such as blood in your stools or a high temperature

Are breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor or a Prime Health pharmacist before using this product if you:

Have AIDS and your stomach becomes swollen, stop taking these capsules immediately

Suffer from a liver disease

Have had diarrhoea that lasts for more than 24 hours

Have been told by your doctor that you have intolerance to some sugars

Have severe diarrhoea

Are pregnant or may become pregnant

Suffer from IBS