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Drug Information for IMODIUM Capsule 4's

What is IMODIUM Capsule used for?

IMODIUM Capsule is used for the treatment of diarrhoea. It can also be used to treat following conditions:

  • Inflammatory bowel syndrome
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Short bowel syndrome

IMODIUM Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does IMODIUM Capsule work?

IMODIUM Capsule belongs to the class of drugs called anti-diarrhoeal drugs. The drug acts by inhibiting the peristaltic activity on the circular and longitudinal muscles of the intestinal wall. It inhibits fluid and electrolyte secretion and stimulates the absorption of salts and water.

How to take IMODIUM Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take IMODIUM Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. IMODIUM Capsule can be taken with food or without food.

If you miss a dose of IMODIUM Capsule, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of IMODIUM Capsule may include:

  • Fainting
  • Difficult urination
  • Severe dizziness
  • Decreased breathing
  • Nausea

What are the drugs that interact with IMODIUM Capsule?

Drugs that interact with IMODIUM Capsule include the following:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Amprenavir
  • Atazanavir
  • Cimetidine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Diltiazem
  • Dronedarone
  • Enalapril
  • Itraconazole
  • Quinidine
  • Ranitidine
  • Sulfisoxazole
  • Telaprevir

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of IMODIUM Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of IMODIUM Capsule:

  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloating

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Severe dizziness
  • Uncomfortable fullness of abdomen
  • Stomach pain
  • Irregular heartbeat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking IMODIUM Capsule?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to IMODIUM Capsule or similar drugs.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid alcohol as it may alter the absorption of IMODIUM Capsule.
  • Do not take IMODIUM Capsule while using other antibiotic medications.

You are advised not to take IMODIUM Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking IMODIUM Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor before if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about IMODIUM Capsule

  1. How should IMODIUM Capsule be stored?
  2. IMODIUM Capsule should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, light and moisture. Keep the medication away from the reach of the children.

  3. Is it safe to use IMODIUM Capsule while having phenylketonuria?
  4. Consult your doctor before using the drug IMODIUM Capsule while having phenylketonuria.

  5. Can I use IMODIUM Capsule if I have a history of intestinal infection?
  6. Avoid taking IMODIUM Capsule without consulting a doctor if you have any history of intestinal infection.

  7. Can IMODIUM Capsule be used along with diuretic drugs?
  8. Be cautious while taking IMODIUM Capsule along with diuretic medications, as it can increase the risk of side effects.


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