To treat sudden short-lived (acute) diarrhoea :
Adults and children aged 12 and over :
Take two capsules to begin with and then 1 capsule after each episode of diarrhoea.
Never take more than 8 capsules in any 24 hour period.
If your diarrhoea lasts for more than 24 hours, consult your doctor.
To treat episodes of diarrhoea associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome :
If you know you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, take two capsules to control an episode of diarrhoea.
Further episodes may be controlled by taking 1 or 2 capsules according to severity, up to a maximum of 8 capsules a day.
If your symptoms change or if your acute symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, consult your doctor.
Occasionally Imodium may cause side effects such as tummy cramps, feeling sick, vomiting, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and skin reactions, including nettle rash.
If your medicine affects you in any other way, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.