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What is Imodium Tablets

Imodium Plus Comfort is non-prescription tablets purely designed to rescue the body's system to its natural pace. Every of the Imodium Plus Comfort tablets contains two active ingredients often called Loperamide hydrochloride and simethicone.

What dose should I choose?

Imodium Plus Comfort is recommended to adults and children over the age of 12 years.

For children; 12 – 18 years; take one tablet followed by another one right after each loose bowel movement.

For adults; that is persons over 18 years of age, take two tablets initially then follow up with one tablet after each loose bowel movement.

Ensure that you do not exceed a maximum intake of four tablets within 24 hours

How should I take Imodium Plus Comfort

Imodium Plus Comfort is a non-prescription medication, although adherence to instructions provided is advised.

For effective use, children over the age of 12 to 18 years should swallow one tablet and then another one after each loose bowel movement. 

Adults over the age of 18 should swallow two tablets, followed by one tablet after each loose bowel movement. 

The patient should not exceed a dose of more than four tablets within 24 hours.

This medication should take effect within 48 hours. Therefore, if symptoms persist or worsen after this period, seek medical assistance.

How effective Is Imodium Plus Comfort?

Imodium Plus Comfort is an effective way of managing symptoms such as cramps, bloating, and wind as well as controlling diarrhoea. Due to the presence of two effective active ingredients, Loperamide and simeticone.

Always check the label and the patient leaflet enclosed for useful information before proceeding with treatment. 

Can I buy Imodium Plus Comfort online?

Imodium Plus does not require a prescription, although you are very welcome to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how best to use this product. 

Each unit contains six tablets and can be purchased in multipacks to be sent directly to you by Next Day Delivery.

Always remember to check the label and read instructions provided before proceeding with treatment.

How does Imodium Plus Comfort work?

Imodium Plus Confort contains the active ingredient called Loperamide hydrochloride. This ingredient helps the tablets take effect by slowing down the muscular contraction of the intestines, which also slows down the speed at which gut contents move through the gut. This allows more water from the gut contents and into the body, resulting in firmer tools and less diarrhoea. 

Simeticone, which is the other active ingredient present in the tablets, works by uniquely trapping all the small bubbles in your gut to form larger bubbles that can be expelled quickly. By dispelling the bubble,  the patient is relieved of bloating, wind, flatulence as well as stomach pains.  

How long do I take Imodium Plus Comfort for before I notice a difference? 

Imodium Plus Comfort is a fast-acting medication that can relieve diarrhoea within an hour. Hence, this treatment should not be taken for more than two days. The dose recommended to children over the age of 12 to 18, and that of adults differs. Children from 12 to 18 years should take one tablet then follow up with another after every loose bowel movement. Adults should start with an initial dose of two tablets then follow up with one tablet after a loose bowel movement.

No more than four tablets should be taken within a day. If symptoms persist after two days, seek medical assistance. 

What are the side effects of Imodium Plus Comfort?

The main side effect of using this medication include feeling sick, changes in the way a few things taste and a headache. 

You should stop treatment and talk to your doctor if

  •  the following occurs;

  • Stomach swells

  • Fever

  • Abdominal cramps

  • Severe constipation

  • Difficulties when passing water

  • If you exhibit allergic reactions like unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, skin rash and hives, swelling of the face, throat and tongue including difficulty swallowing. 

Some uncommon side effects of Imodium Plus Comfort include; vomiting, a dry mouth, wind, indigestion, constipation, weakness, dizziness, drowsiness, excessive contraction of the pupil, skin rash hives, itching, tiredness and loss of consciousness.

Side effects may vary from patient to patient. Therefore, if ever you experience any of the mentioned side effects, including those not mentioned, stop treatment and seek immediate medical attention from a GP or medical professional at a hospital. 

You are welcome to consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

What is the difference between Imodium Plus Comfort and Kaopectate/Pepto-Bismol?

All the above are anti-diarrhoea medicines that also relieve symptoms of bloating and wind. This drug should not be taken for a long period; please seek advice from a doctor if problems persist.

Imodium Plus Comfort is a different brand of anti-diarrhoea treatment that contains loperamide as the active ingredient. At the same time, kaopectate and Pepto-Bismol are two brand names of similar anti-diarrhoea treatments, that contains bismuth subsalicylate as the active ingredient. 

When shouldn’t I take Imodium Plus Comfort?

Do not begin this treatment if;

  • Hypersensitive to the ingredients listed on the product. 

  • Medications such as Itraconazole, Quinidine, Desmopressin, Gemfibrozil, Ritonavir or any other medication. 

  • Liver problems or you’re experiencing diarrhoea that contains yellowish/greenish mucus or blood.

  • If the patient has a high fever or has been experiencing diarrhoea before and after taking antibiotics. 

  • Constipated or bloated.

  • Diarrhoea lasts more than 48 hours. 

  • If you have AIDS and stomach appears bloated after taking Imodium Plus Comfort.

If pregnant or are planning to; seek medical counsel before taking this treatment. 

Do not take Imodium Plus Comfort if breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor to discuss if this treatment is suitable.

Imodium Plus Comfort is only recommended to adults and children over the age of 12 years. 

What are Imodium Tablets used to treat symptoms of?

Imodium Tablets are used to treat symptoms of IBS, stomach bug, food poisoning and urgent bowel movements.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Imodium Tablets?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Imodium Tablets. However if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

What is the active ingredient in Imodium Tablets?

The active ingredient in Imodium Tablets is loperamide hydrochloride. This ingredient is commonly used in medication for the treatment of diarrhoea.

How do Imodium Tablets treat bowel problems such as diarrhoea?

The active ingredient, loperamide hydrochloride, slows down bowel movements allowing the body to absorb more fluids. This results in your bowel becoming thicker, treating symptoms of diarrhoea.

Can children use Imodium Tablets for the treatment of diarrhoea?

Imodium Tablets are not suitable to be used by children younger than 12 years old.

How many tablets of Imodium Tablets should I take in a day?

For children aged 12-18 years old, you should take one tablet and another after a loose bowel movement.

For anyone over the age of 18 years old, you should take two tablets followed by another after a bowel movement.

How should I take Imodium Tablets?

You should swallow one whole tablet with a glass of water. You should refrain from cutting or chewing the tablet.

How long does it take to notice an improvement in my bowel condition?

Generally most people notice an improvement in their bowel condition after the first use, however this may depend on the severity of your case. In some cases it has taken up to a week to notice significant improvements.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Imodium Tablets?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to consult with a GP, pharmacist or midwife before using this product.

Who should not use Imodium Tablets?

Although Imodium Tablets are highly effective, they are not suitable for everyone. You should not use Imodium Tablets if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Constipation
  • A high temperature
  • Taking antibiotics which are causing diarrhoea
  • Have any liver related problems

Does using Imodium Tablets affect anyone’s ability to drive or operate machinery safely?

There is no evidence to suggest that using Imodium Tablets affects the ability to pursue activities such as driving and operating machinery.

Can I drink alcohol while using Imodium Tablets?

It is advised to refrain from drinking heavy amounts of alcohol while using Imodium Tablets. This is because alcohol has the potential to worsen symptoms of diarrhoea and other bowel conditions.

Although using Imodium Tablets does not normally cause any side effects, there is a possibility that you experience a number of different side effects. Common side effects include the following:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty passing water
  • Stomach swelling
  • Dry mouth
  • Wind
  • Indigestion
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Drowsiness
  • tiredness

If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Imodium Tablets immediately and seek medical advice.

Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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