What is Imodium A-D?Imodium A-D is used to treat diarrhea, including traveler's diarrhea. Imodium A-D is available in several over-the-counter forms.
What is the most important information I should know about Imodium A-D?If you are taking Imodium A-D for acute diarrhea, tell your doctor if you notice blood or mucus in your stools, if you develop abdominal swelling or bulging, or if your symptoms do not improve within 2 days.
It is important to drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea.
Who should not take Imodium A-D?Do not take Imodium A-D if you have ever had a rash or other allergic reaction to Imodium A-D. Do not use if you have bloody or black stools.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Imodium A-D?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Imodium A-D. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a fever, mucus in the stool, or a history of liver disease.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥12 years: The usual dosage is 2 caplets/tablets, 4 teaspoons (tsp) of Imodium A-D, or 6 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children after your first loose stool and 1 caplet/tablet, 2 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 3 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children after each loose stool thereafter. Do not take more than 4 caplets/tablets, 8 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 12 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children in 24 hours.
Children 9-11 years (60-95 pounds): The usual dosage is 1 caplet/tablet, 2 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 3 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children after the first loose stool, and 1/2 caplet/tablet, 1 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 1 1/2 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children after each subsequent loose stool. Do not take more than 3 caplets/tablets, 6 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 9 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children in 24 hours.
Children 6-8 years (48-59 pounds): The usual dosage is 1 caplet/tablet, 2 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 3 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children after the first loose stool, and 1/2 caplet/tablet, 1 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 1 1/2 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children after each subsequent loose stool. Do not give more than 2 caplets/tablets, 4 tsp of Imodium A-D, or 6 tsp of Imodium A-D Liquid For Use in Children in 24 hours.
Children <6 years (up to 47 pounds): Ask a doctor.
How should I take Imodium A-D?Take Imodium A-D exactly as directed.
Diarrhea can quickly lead to dehydration. Drink plenty of water or other clear liquids until your diarrhea stops.
Take Imodium EZ Chews on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal).
Before using the liquid, shake it well. Use the measuring cup to dose.
What should I avoid while taking Imodium A-D?Imodium A-D may cause tiredness, drowsiness, or dizziness. Be careful when driving or operating machinery.
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. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Imodium A-D with antibiotics.
Can I receive Imodium A-D if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Imodium A-D during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
How should I store Imodium A-D?Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
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