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Imodium

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Buy Imodium Online UK

For diarrhoea relief, you can buy Imodium online from Prescription Doctor's online UK based pharmacy.

We offer Imodium Classic 2mg capsules, Imodium Instant Melts, Imodium Plus Comfort, and Imodium Syrup.

All orders are dispatched from our registered pharmacy via a fast and discreet delivery.


What is Imodium?

While Imodium Syrup, Classic capsules and the orodispersible Instant Melts just contain an anti-motility called loperamide, Imodium Plus Comfort combines loperamide with an anti-flatulent called Simeticone.

You can buy Imodium capsules and tablets over the counter from most pharmacies, and even some supermarkets. However, Imodium Syrup is only available on prescription.

Imodium tycally relieves diarrhoea in 2 days.

Don't have the time to visit a pharmacy? You can buy Imodium online following a quick online consultation.


How does Imodium work?

Imodium contains loperamide - a compound which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-motilities. This class of medicine slows down the movement of the bowel.

Your intestines are the final stage of the digestive tract. They play a vital role in extracting remaining nutrients, vitamins and water from the digested food as it is pushed through the intestines. Small finger-like protrusions absorb the nutrients and pass them straight into the blood stream for the body to use.

Surrounding the intestines are smooth muscles. These muscles contract in waves to push the digested food, known as chyme, through the intestines. As the faecal matter pushed through, the water and nutrients are absorbed and so the poo becomes drier and firm.

However, if the stools are pushed through the intestines too quickly, such as during an illness or due to an intolerance, the intestines are unable to extract as much water. This results in more water being passed with the stools and ultimately results in diarrhoea.

Loperamide slows down the contractions of the muscles which push the stools through, allowing the intestines to more effectively absorb the water. As a result, the stools become firmer.

Simeticone, which is found in Imodium Plus Comfort, is an anti-flatulent. It helps small gas bubbles in the gut to join together, allowing them to pass through the body easier and relieve trapped wind.


How do I take Imodium?

How you take Imodium depends on whether they are capsules, tablets, or orodispersibles.

Do not take more than the recommended dose listed in the patient information leaflet supplied with your medicine.

If you are unsure how to take your Imodium, consult the patient information leaflet or speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

Imodium Classic

Imodium Classic capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

Swallow two capsules to start treatment, then take one capsule after every loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor).

Do not break open or crush the capsule.

Do not take more than 6 Imodium Classic capsules in any 24 hours period.

Do not take Imodium Classic capsules for longer than 48 hours.

If your diarrhoea persists for longer than 48 hours, stop taking Imodium Classic capsules and speak to your doctor.

Imodium Instant Melts

Imodium Instant Melts should be placed on the tongue and allowed to melt in your mouth. You do not need to drink water to swallow them.

Take care when removing Imodium Instant Melts from the packaging. Carefully peel back the lid to remove the tablet, rather than pushing the tablet through the lid.

Take two tablets to start treatment, then take one tablet after every loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor).

Do not crush or chew Imodium Instant Melts.

Do not take more than 6 Imodium Instant Melts in any 24 hour period.

Do not take Imodium Instant Melts for longer than 48 hours.

If your diarrhoea persists for longer than 48 hours, stop taking Imodium Instant Melts and speak to your doctor.

Imodium Plus Comfort

Imodium Plus Comfort tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

Swallow one tablet to start treatment, then take one tablet after every loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor).

Do not crush or chew Imodium Plus Comfort tablets.

Do not take more than 4 tablets in any 24 hour period.

Do not take Imodium Plus Comfort for longer than 48 hours.

If your diarrhoea persists for longer than 48 hours, stop taking Imodium Plus Comfort and speak to your doctor.


Side effects and cautions

Before taking Imodium, it's important to familiarise yourself with the information provided in the patient information leaflet, which is enclosed with your treatment.

This leaflet contains important information on how to take and store Imodium, as well as side effects and risks which you should be aware of during your course of treatment.

Always read the patient information leaflet before taking any medicine.

You can view the respective leaflets here:

Imodium Classic Capsules Patient Information Leaflet (PDF)

Imodium Instant Melts Patient Information Leaflet (PDF)

Imodium Plus Comfort Patient Information Leaflet (PDF)

If you have any doubts about any of the information found within the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist.

Who should not take Imodium?

Imodium may not be suitable for you.

Do not take Imodium if you:

  • are allergic or have had an allergic reaction of loperamide or any of the other ingredients listed in the leaflet
  • have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
  • are experiencing a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition such as ulcerative colitis
  • are constipated or your stomach appears swollen
  • have acute dysentery (symptoms may include blood in stools and fever)

If you are unsure whether it is safe for you to take Imodium, speak to your doctor beforehand.

It is important to inform our medical team of any medicines you are taking, including those bought over the counter.

Side effects

Like any medicine, Imodium can cause side effects. However, just because a side effect is listed below or in the accompanying leaflet, it does not mean you will experience it.

Nonetheless, it's important to remain vigilant of any side effects you experience while taking Imodium.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Imodium can be found within the respective patient information leaflet supplied with your medicine.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, inform your doctor as soon as you can.

Allergies

Do not take Imodium if you are allergic to loperamide or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

Imodium contains Lactose. Speak to your doctor before taking Imodium if your doctor has told you that you are intolerant to some sugars.

If you experience the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop taking Imodium immediately and seek urgent medical attention by going straight to the accident and emergency department of your nearest hospital. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you, so that doctors treating you know exactly what and how much you took.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Dry, red, cracked skin
  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat
  • Tight feeling in the chest
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Wheezing (difficulty breathing)

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant in the near future, speak to your doctor before taking Imodium.

Do not take Imodium while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.

Other safety information

If you are unsure about how to take Imodium, or have any questions about your medicine or condition, you can speak to one of our online doctors.

Please inform our doctor of all medicines you are currently taking, including those prescribed or bought over the counter, as well as any health supplements.

Do not take Imodium past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of the specified month. For example "EXP: 03/2025" means the 31st of March of 2025.

Never throw away medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of them safely on your behalf.

Always store medicine out sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if thy are experiencing the same symptoms or have the same condition as you.


Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I forget to take Imodium when I should?

If you forget to take Imodium when you should, take it after your next loose bowel movement. Do not take more Imodium to make up for a dose you missed.

What should I do if I take more Imodium than I should?

If you take more than the recommended amount of Imodium, seek immediate medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so that doctors treating you know exactly what you have taken.

Will Imodium impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Imodium can make you dizzy or drowsy. If you experience any side effects which affect your cognitive abilities, do not drive or operate machinery until you feel it is safe for you to do so.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Imodium?

While treating diarrhoea, you should avoid excessive alcohol consumption. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can worsen your diarrhoea or interact with Imodium.

How long does Imodium take to work?

For most people, diarrhoea symptoms improve after an hour of taking Imodium, though you may need to take it for up to 2 days before your symptoms improve.


Table of contents

Buy Imodium Online UK

What is Imodium?

How does Imodium work?

How do I take Imodium?

Imodium side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Imodium
  • Manufacturer: McNeil Products Ltd
  • Active Ingredient(s): Loperamide hydrochloride
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Capsules, orodispersible tablets
  • Available Strength: 2mg
  • Exemption: GSL
  • Dosage: Take an initial dose of two tablets, then take 1 tablet after every loose bowel movement. Do not take more than 6 tablets in any 24-hour period.
  • Description: Imodium is an over-the-counter treatment for diarrhoea.
  • Drug Class: Anti-motility
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Imodium
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor before taking Imodium if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Imodium if you are breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further information.