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    What is Imodium?

    Imodium Capsule is used for Diarrhea and other conditions. Imodium Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Imodium Capsule contains Loperamide Hydrochloride as an active ingredient.
    Imodium Capsule works by slowing down the movement of bowel contents.
    J And J Consumer manufactures Imodium Capsule.
    Detailed information related to Imodium Capsule's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Imodium Capsule Uses

    Imodium Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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    Imodium Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Imodium Capsule improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:

    Imodium Capsule - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Imodium Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Imodium Capsule - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Imodium Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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    Imodium Capsule - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Imodium Capsule, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

    Imodium Capsule - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Imodium Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Imodium Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:
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    Imodium Capsule - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Imodium Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Imodium Capsule should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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    Where to Buy Imodium Capsule

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    Imodium Capsule - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Imodium Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Imodium Capsule safe while breastfeeding?
      No
    • Should I consume Imodium Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?
      all4insure.ru website users have most commonly reported consuming Imodium Capsule anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Imodium Capsule.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Imodium Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Imodium Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Imodium Capsule

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Overdosage of Imodium Capsule

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Imodium Capsule, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 5, 6, 7

    Storage of Imodium Capsule

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Imodium Capsule.
    References: 8, 9, 10, 11

    Expired Imodium Capsule

    • Taking a single dose of expired Imodium Capsule is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 12, 13

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Imodium Capsule

    Imodium (loperamide) is a synthetic piperidine derivative utilized for the prescription of both acute and chronic diarrhoea. Maternal use of Imodium (loperamide) in early pregnancy may be linked with a moderate risk development for a malformation in the infant. Imodium belongs to a Category C drug as per the FDA, and only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Its use in breastfeeding mothers is not recommended, and small amounts of loperamide may release in human breast milk.
    
    The safety of Imodium use in pregnancy is not well known. There is mixed scientific data available that gives evidence of certain birth defects. In a study published in Acta Paediatrica Journal explained a statistically significant rise in placenta previa and cesarean section. Although, one small study published in Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology shows no major malformations to the fetus.
    
    If you have bloody or severe diarrhoea, see your healthcare professional right away. Before the use of Imodium, pregnant women should consult with their doctor or pharmacist.
    
    References
    1. FDA IMODIUM (loperamide hydrochloride) URL: Accessed January 15, 2018
    2. Källén B, Nilsson E, Otterblad olausson P. Maternal use of loperamide in early pregnancy and delivery outcome. Acta Paediatr. 2008;97(5):541-5. URL: Accessed January 15, 2018
    3. Einarson A, Mastroiacovo P, Arnon J, et al. Prospective, controlled, multicentre study of loperamide in pregnancy. Can J Gastroenterol. 2000;14(3):185-7. URL: Accessed January 15, 2018
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    Imodium (loperamide) is a synthetic piperidine derivative utilized for the prescription of both acute and chronic diarrhoea. Maternal use of Imodium (loperamide) in early pregnancy may be linked with a moderate risk development for a malformation in the infant. Imodium belongs to a Category C drug as per the FDA, and only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Its use in breastfeeding mothers is not recommended, and small amounts of loperamide may release in human breast milk.
    
    The safety of Imodium use in pregnancy is not well known. There is mixed scientific data available that gives evidence of certain birth defects. In a study published in Acta Paediatrica Journal explained a statistically significant rise in placenta previa and cesarean section. Although, one small study published in Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology shows no major malformations to the fetus.
    
    If you have bloody or severe diarrhoea, see your healthcare professional right away. Before the use of Imodium, pregnant women should consult with their doctor or pharmacist.
    
    References
    1. FDA IMODIUM (loperamide hydrochloride) URL: Accessed January 15, 2018
    2. Källén B, Nilsson E, Otterblad olausson P. Maternal use of loperamide in early pregnancy and delivery outcome. Acta Paediatr. 2008;97(5):541-5. URL: Accessed January 15, 2018
    3. Einarson A, Mastroiacovo P, Arnon J, et al. Prospective, controlled, multicentre study of loperamide in pregnancy. Can J Gastroenterol. 2000;14(3):185-7. URL: Accessed January 15, 2018
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    Imodium (loperamide) is a synthetic piperidine derivative utilized for the prescription of both acute and chronic diarrhea. Maternal use of Imodium (loperamide) in early pregnancy may be linked with a moderate risk development for a malformation in the infant. Imodium belongs to a Category C drug as per the FDA, and only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Its use in breastfeeding mothers is not recommended, and small amounts of loperamide may release in human breast milk.
    
    The safety of Imodium use in pregnancy is not well known. There is mixed scientific data available that gives evidence of certain birth defects. In a study published in Acta Paediatrica Journal explained a statistically significant rise in placenta previa and cesarean section. Although one small study published in Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology shows no major malformations to the fetus.
    
    If you have bloody or severe diarrhea, see your healthcare professional right away. Before the use of Imodium, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
    
    References
    1. FDA IMODIUM (loperamide hydrochloride) URL: Accessed December 12, 2017
    2. Källén B, Nilsson E, Otterblad olausson P. Maternal use of loperamide in early pregnancy and delivery outcome. Acta Paediatr. 2008;97(5):541-5. URL: Accessed December 12, 2017
    3. Einarson A, Mastroiacovo P, Arnon J, et al. Prospective, controlled, multicentre study of loperamide in pregnancy. Can J Gastroenterol. 2000;14(3):185-7. URL: Accessed December 12, 2017
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    News and Updates

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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 -- The request comes amid a spike in overdoses of the over-the-counter drugs

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -- Reports of serious heart problems and deaths with much higher than recommended doses of loperamide. FDA working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single dose packaging and to limit number of doses in a package.

    Imodium Capsule - Packages and Strengths

    Imodium Capsule is available in the following packages and strengths
    Imodium Capsule - Packages: 2MG

    Imodium Capsule - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Imodium Capsule - Demographic Information

    References

    1. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    2. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    3. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    4. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    5. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    6. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    9. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    12. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    13. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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