For the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in adults and children aged 12 years and over.
For the symptomatic treatment of acute episodes of diarrhoea associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in adults aged 18 years and over following initial diagnosis by a doctor.
Each capsule contains 2 mg Loperamide hydrochloride.
The capsules should be taken with liquid.
Adults and children over 12:
Two capsules (4 mg) initially, followed by one capsule (2 mg) after each loose stool. The usual dose is 3-4 capsules (6 mg 8 mg) a day. The total daily dose should not exceed 6 capsules (12 mg).
SYMPTOMATIC TREATMENT OF ACUTE EPISODES OF DIARRHOEA ASSOCIATED WITH IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME IN ADULTS AGED 18 YEARS AND OVER
Two capsules (4 mg) to be taken initially, followed by 1 capsule (2 mg) after every loose stool, or as previously advised by your doctor. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 6 capsules (12 mg).
USE IN ELDERLY
No dose adjustment is required for patients with renal impairment.
Although no pharmacokinetic data are available in patients with hepatic impairment, Imodium should be used with caution in such patients because of reduced first pass metabolism. (see 4.4 Special warnings and special precautions for use).
Method of administration
This medicine is contraindicated:
in patients with a known hypersensitivity to loperamide hydrochloride or to any of the excipients.
in children less than 12 years of age.
in patients with acute dysentery, which is characterised by blood in stools and high fever.
in patients with acute ulcerative colitis.
in patients with bacterial enterocolitis caused by invasive organisms including Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter.
in patients with pseudomembranous colitis associated with the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Imodium must not be used when inhibition of peristalsis is to be avoided due to the possible risk of significant sequelae including ileus, megacolon and toxic megacolon. Imodium must be discontinued promptly when ileus, constipation or abdominal distension develop.
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