Imodium Instants Orodispersible Tablets

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Diarrhoea affects most people from time to time and it is usually nothing to worry about. It can be unpleasant but diarrhoea usually passes on its own within a week. People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can have episodes of prolonged diarrhoea, lasting for several weeks. Imodium Instants Orodispersible tablets contain the active ingredient loperamide hydrochloride that works by slowing down an overactive bowel. This reduces diarrhoea, and the risk of dehydration, by allowing water (fluid) and salts (electrolytes) to be absorbed by the body. Imodium Instants dissolve instantly on the tongue and can provide relief from diarrhoea in just one hour, allowing you to get on with your day.

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Product Description

IMODIUM Instants are used to treat two types of diarrhoea.
The two types have different age limits.

Short-term diarrhoea

■ For adults and children aged 12 and over.
■ To treat attacks that last up to 48 hours.
■ If your attack lasts longer than 48 hours, talk to your doctor.

IBS diarrhoea

■ For adults and young people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with IBS
■ To treat attacks that last up to 48 hours.
■ You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but if any one attack lasts continuously for longer than 48 hours, talk to your doctor.

Dosage

For short-term diarrhoea

Adults and children-aged 12 and over

Take two tablets to start treatment 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

For IBS diarrhoea

Adults aged 18 and over

Take two tablets to start treatment then 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 any one 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

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

IMODIUM® can have side-effects, like all medicines, although
these don’t affect everyone and most are usually mild.

Get medical help at once if you have any of the following syptoms

Rare side effects(affects less than 1 in 1,000 but 1 or more in 10,000 people)
■ 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.

Uncommon: (affects less than 1 in 100 but 1 or more in 1,000 people)
■ Itchiness or hives.
■ Stomach pain or swollen stomach.

Rare: (affects less than 1 in 1,000 but 1 or more in 10,000 people)
■ Difficulties passing water.
■ Severe constipation.
■ Burning or prickling sensation of the tongue.
■ Miosis (narrowing of the pupils of the eye).

Other effects that may occur Common: (affects less than 1 in 10 but 1 or more in 100 people)
■ Feeling sick, constipation or wind.
■ Headache.

Uncommon: (affects less than 1 in 100 but 1 or more in 1,000 people)
■ Dizziness or drowsiness.
■ Vomiting, indigestion.
■ Dry mouth.

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