Imodium A-D

Generic Name: Loperamide HCl

  • Other Names:

    Imodium A-D Liquid Mint-Flavored; Imodium A-D caplets
  • What is this medication?

    Imodium A-D contains an anti-diarrheal agent. It is intended to control symptoms of diarrhea, including Traveler's Diarrhea.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Imodium A-D?

    Do not use this product if you have ever had a rash or other allergic reaction to loperamide HCl.

    Do not use this product if you have bloody or black stool.

    Drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration due to diarrhea.

    When using this product, tiredness, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. Be careful when driving or operating machinery.

    Stop using the product and ask a doctor if your symptoms get worse, your diarrhea lasts for more than 2 days, or you get abdominal swelling or bulging. These may be signs of a serious condition.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    Use this product only as directed.

    Do not use this product if the printed inner or outer neckband on the liquid is broken or missing, or for caplets if the carton or blister unit is open or torn, or if the pouch is opened.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Imodium A-D?

    Talk to your doctor before using this product if you have a fever, mucus in your stool, or a history of liver disease.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking antibiotics.

    Talk to a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Imodium A-D?

    When using this product, tiredness, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid when taking Imodium A-D?

    Do not take more of this product than directed.

    Do not use this product if the printed inner or outer neckband on liquid is broken or missing, or for caplets if the carton or blister unit is open or torn, or if the pouch is opened.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Imodium A-D?

    If Imodium A-D is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Imodium A-D with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Imodium A-D?

    Liquid:

    Only use the attached measuring cup to dose. Shake well before using. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 4 teaspoonfuls (1 dosage cup) after the first loose stool; 2 teaspoonfuls after each subsequent loose stool, but no more than 8 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

    Children 9-11 years (60 to 95 lbs): Take 2 teaspoonfuls (½ dosage cup) after the first loose stool; 1 teaspoonful after each subsequent loose stool, but no more than 6 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

    Children 6-8 years (48 to 59 lbs): Take 2 teaspoonfuls (½ dosage cup) after the first loose stool; 1 teaspoonful after each subsequent loose stool, but no more than 4 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

    Children <6 (47 pounds):

    Ask a doctor.

    Caplets:

    If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 caplets after the first loose stool; 1 caplet after each subsequent loose stool, but no more than 4 caplets in 24 hours.

    Children 9-11 years (60 to 95 lbs): Take1 caplet after the first loose stool; ½ caplet after each subsequent loose stool, but no more than 3 caplets in 24 hours.

    Children 6-8 years (48 to 59 lbs): Take1 caplet after the first loose stool; ½ caplet after each subsequent loose stool, but no more than 2 caplets in 24 hours.

    Children <6 (47 pounds): Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Imodium A-D?

    Store at room temperature.

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