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Imodium

Form.

Capsules: 2 milligrams;
Tablets: 2 milligrams;
Liquid: 1 milligrams per teaspoonsful.

No Prescription

Imodium is prescribed for the relief of acute or chronic diarrhea.
Imodium controls symptoms of diarrhea, including Traveler's Diarrhea. It works by slowing the activity of the intestines and affecting the movement of water and chemicals through the bowel. It can be purchased over the counter in liquid and capsule form under the brand name Imodium A-D.

Dosage.

In adults and children 12 years of age and older, the usual dose is 4 milligrams (2 capsules) as a first dose, followed by 2 milligrams (1 capsule) after each unformed stool. The maximum dose is 16 milligrams/day.

The dose for children is:
age 9 to 11 years, 2 milligrams three times the first day;
age 6 to 8 years, 2 milligrams twice the first day;
age 2 to 5 years, 1 milligrams times three times the first day.
After the first day, children less than 12 years of age usually receive a dose of 0.1 milligrams/kg after an unformed stool.

ADULTS

For adults and children 12 and over, the usual dosage is 2 caplets or 4 teaspoonfuls after the first loose stool, then 1 caplet or 2 teaspoonfuls after each loose stool that follows. Take no more than 4 caplets or 8 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

CHILDREN

Ages 9 to 11 (60 to 95 pounds)

The usual dosage is 1 caplet or 2 teaspoonfuls after the first loose stool, then 1/2 caplet or 1 teaspoonful after each loose stool that follows. Give no more than 3 caplets or 6 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

Ages 6 to 8 (48 to 59 pounds)

The usual dosage is 1 caplet or 2 teaspoonfuls after the first loose stool, then 1/2 caplet or 1 teaspoonful after each loose stool that follows. Give no more than 2 caplets or 4 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

Ages 2 to 5 (24 to 47 pounds)

The usual dosage is 1 teaspoonful after the first loose stool, then 1 teaspoonful after each loose stool that follows. Give no more than 3 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

Imodium is not recommended in children under 2 years of age.

Side Effects.

Imodium is generally well- tolerated.
The side effects that have been reported during Imodium treatment include:
- Vomiting;
- Nausea;
- Fatigue;
- Dry mouth;
- Drowsiness;
- Dizziness;
- Constipation;
- Abdominal pain;

Imodium side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Tiredness;
- Nausea And Vomiting;
- Including Skin Rash;
- Dry Mouth;
- Drowsiness;
- Dizziness;
- Constipation;
- Allergic Reactions;
- Abdominal Pain Or Discomfort;
- Abdominal Distention;
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