Imodium Instant Tablets provide instant relief from diarrhoea by restoring your bowel to its normal rhythm, helping to restore the absorption of more fluids into your body to stop you from becoming dehydrated.

Slowing down your bowel movements will mean you need to go to the toilet less, which can be convenient, especially if you have a long journey to make.

Imodium Instants are used for the symptomatic relief of diarrhoea only and are not a substitute rehydration therapy. Always ensure you maintain adequate fluid intake and where possible use products like Dioralyte Sachets.

What is Diarrhoea?

Well, diarrhoea is the passage of three or more loose or liquid stools per day (or more frequently than is normal for the individual). Other symptoms can be present as well which include cramps, fever, nausea/vomiting and headaches.

Acute diarrhoea should last less than 14 days. Diarrhoea in Adults that lasts longer than 14 days or any Diarrhoea that has blood or pus present should be investigated by a doctor.

How To Take Imodium Instants:

Short-Term Diarrhoea:

Adults and Children aged 12 and over: Take 2 tablets to start treatment. Take 1 tablet after each loose bowel movement.

DO NOT take for attacks lasting longer than 48 hours.

DO NOT take more than 6 tablets in a 24-hour period.

IBS Diarrhoea (previously diagnosed):

Adults and Young people aged 18 years and over: Take 2 tablets to start treatment. Take 1 tablet after each loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor).

You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours.

DO NOT take more than 6 tablets in a 24-hour period.

What Is In Imodium Instants?

Each tablet contains Loperamide 2mg which is the active ingredient that helps stop your diarrhoea.


Who Should Not Use Imodium Instants?

Do not take this medicine IF:

  • You have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
  • It is for a child aged under 12 (or under 18 for an IBS patient).
  • You have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics.
  • You are having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition like ulcerative colitis.
  • You are constipated, or your stomach appears swollen (especially in children with severe dehydration).
  • You have acute dysentery, the symptoms of which may include blood in your stools and a high temperature.

Side Effects

Common side effects that occur in patients who use Imodium include:

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence

This list is not exhaustive, so please read the patient leaflet for further information

Driving and Using Machinery

This medicine may make you feel dizzy, tired or sleepy. You may feel less alert, feel faint or pass out. If you’re affected do not drive or use machines.

Can I Use Imodium Instants If I Am Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

If you are breastfeeding DO NOT take this medicine. Small amounts may get into your milk. Talk to your doctor about a suitable treatment.

Can I Buy Imodium Instants Over The Counter?

This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Imodium Instants but you will be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket. Our pharmacist will check your consultation prior to despatch to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you.

Always read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.

Useful Information

This product is a medicine, and the sales are monitored to ensure the safety of our customers. From time to time we may impose limits on the amounts you may purchase and apply restrictions to the frequency of orders. For helpful advice please read Our Policies in the footer of the site to understand more.

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children and below 25c in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product and if you have any questions please contact one of our pharmacists for more information.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

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