FAQs ABOUT IMODIUM
What is IMODIUM used for?
IMODIUM is used to treat acute attacks of diarrhoea (in adults and children over 12 years of age) and acute episodes of diarrhoea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (group of symptoms that affects the digestive system such as abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhoea) (in adults aged 18 years and over).
What are the common side effects of IMODIUM?
The most common side effects of taking IMODIUM are headache, constipation, flatulence and nausea. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the side effects worsen.
Can IMODIUM be used in breastfeeding women?
IMODIUM is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as a small amount of this medicine may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking IMODIUM.
Can I drive or operate machines after taking IMODIUM?
Do not drive or use machines while taking IMODIUM as it may cause dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, reduced alertness, fainting or passing out. Consult your doctor for advice before taking IMODIUM.
Is IMODIUM safe to use in elderly patients?
IMODIUM should be used with caution in elderly patients with severe diarrhoea (due to increased risk of low body fluids and salts). Consult your doctor before taking IMODIUM.