Imodium Capsule Uses, Side effects, Precautions

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Imodium Capsule uses, side effects, precautions, substitutes

CompositionLoperamide (2mg)
CompanyJanssen Pharmaceuticals
Medicine typeAntidiarrheal
Prescription requiredYes
Route of administrationOral
UsesDiarrhea
Side effectsConstipation, Stomach pain
PrecautionsHypersensitivity, Alcohol

General uses of Imodium Capsule

Imodium Capsule is an antidiarrheal medicine. It is generally used in the treatment of diarrhea.

Ingredients of Imodium Capsule

Loperamide: Imodium Capsule contains loperamide (2mg). It belongs to the class of medicine known as antidiarrheals. It is used in the treatment of diarrhea.

How does Imodium Capsule work? / Mechanism of action

Loperamide in Imodium Capsule works by acting on mu-opioid receptors. The binding of loperamide to opioid receptors results in decreasing peristalsis (movement of the intestine). This results in increases the time of fecal matter stays in the intestine and allows more water to absorb. It makes the stools dry and helps in relieving diarrhea.

Side effects of Imodium Capsule

It may cause some side effects like:

  • Constipation
  • Stomach Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness

Precautions

Alcohol: It is not advised to use alcohol with this medicine.

Hypersensitivity: You should avoid using this medicine if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients of Imodium Capsule.

Driving: Imodium Capsule may cause some symptoms that can affect your ability to drive. You should avoid doing driving after taking the dose of this medicine.

Pregnancy: It is not safe to use Imodium Capsule in pregnancy.

Liver disease: Imodium Capsule should be used with caution in patients with having any liver disease.

How to use Imodium Capsule?

Take the dose of Imodium Capsule as advised by your doctor.

You can take this medicine with or without a meal.

Do not chew, crush, or break it. Swallow it as a whole.

Storage of Imodium Capsule

Store Imodium Capsule at room temperature.

Keep this medicine away from direct sunlight.

Keep this medicine away from kids and pets.

Tell your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to loperamide.
  • You have any liver disease.
  • You’re a pregnant woman.

Substitutes of Imodium Capsule

ROKO CapsuleCipla Ltd
Eldoper CapsuleMicro Labs Ltd
Loopra CapsuleIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Some FAQs

What are the uses of Imodium Capsule?

Imodium Capsule is an antidiarrheal medicine. It is mainly used in the treatment of diarrhea.

Can I use Imodium Capsule in pregnancy?

No, It is not advised to use Imodium Capsule in pregnancy.

What is the dose and duration of the Imodium Capsule for adults?

For adults, Imodium Capsule is usually prescribed 1-3 times a day after each unformed stool. But the dose and duration of this medicine are not the same for all. You should always consult your doctor about the dose and duration of the Imodium Capsule.

Is Imodium Capsule habit forming?

No, Imodium Capsule does not contain any ingredient that will make you habitual of it.

Summary

Imodium Capsule is an antidiarrheal medicine that contains loperamide as its active ingredient. It is generally used in the treatment of diarrhea.

Imodium Capsule should be used with caution in patients with having any liver disease.

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