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IMODIUM Instant Melts can provide relief from diarrhoea in less than one hour. The tablet dissolves instantly on your tongue.
Imodium works by restoring your bowel to its normal rhythm. This helps to restore the absorption of fluids into your body. Imodium is for the symptomatic relief of diarrhoea only and is not a substitute of rehydration therapy.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over
You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.
How to use
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Patient Information Leaflets are updated periodically by the manufacturer.
DOSAGE: Short-term diarrhoea:
Adults and children over 12 years: Take 2 tablets to start treatment. Take 1 tablet after each loose bowel movement, up to a maximum of 6 tablets per day. If your diarrhoea lasts for more than 48 hours, consult your doctor. Not recommended for children under 12 years.
IBS diarrhoea, previously diagnosed by a doctor:
Adults aged 18 years and over: Take 2 tablets to start treatment. Take 1 tablet after each loose bowel movement, or as previously advised by a doctor, up to a maximum of 6 tablets per day. You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours. If your symptoms change, worsen or are not improved after 2 weeks, consult your doctor.
TO OPEN: Peel back lid from pocket, then tip tablet out. Do not push tablet through foil.
Hazards and Cautions
Warnings: Do not take more than directed. Loperamide works mainly on the gut but too much can cause serious heart problems and have opioid effects.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package.
This is a medicine;
• Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist
• Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies
Active ingredient: Each tablet contains 2mg Loperamide Hydrochloride.
Also contains: Aspartame, mint flavour (contains traces of sulphites) and benzyl alcohol - see package leaflet for further information.