Imodium is used to control the symptoms of diarrhea that may be a result of gastroenteritis or IBS. It slows down the activity of the intestines.
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor and ensure that you take in a lot of fluids while taking the drug.
You should try and take your doses on time taking care not to miss any. But if you do miss a dose, then skip it and continue with your regular dose. But do not take a double dose.
Store it at room temperature and keep it away from direct exposure to light, heat and moisture.
Constipation, drowsiness, lethargy and nausea are some of the typical symptoms. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Consult your doctor before taking imodium if you have a liver condition or have a fever. The drug may cause light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness in some people. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); constipation; decreased urination; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; stomach bloating, swelling, or pain.
If you have any questions about Imodium, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Imodium is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
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