Imodium (Oral)

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what is the drug classification,  generic name, usual dose for an adult, and drug form for Imodium?
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Imodium (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Imodium (Oral)

Imodium (Oral) Medication Classification


Imodium (Oral) Brandname

Imodium A-D, Imotil, Diamode, Kao-Paverin Caps, Kaodene A-D, Imperim, QC Anti-Diarrheal, Imodium, Imogen

Imodium (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Loperamide (loe-PER-a-mide) Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies.

When To Not Use Imodium (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to loperamide or if you have severe colitis, diarrhea caused by antibiotics, or dysentery. Do not give to children under 2 years of age.

How Should You Use Imodium (Oral)

Tablet, Capsule, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • Drink plenty of water while using this medicine.
  • May be taken on an empty or full stomach.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to use your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Imodium (Oral) Storage

Store Imodium (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Imodium (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Imodium (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Imodium (Oral) Warnings

  • Do not give loperamide to children or an elderly person unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any antibiotic drug.
  • Loperamide solution (liquid) contains alcohol.
  • If you are still having diarrhea after using this medicine for 2 days, call your doctor.

Imodium (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Constipation with nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Stomach pain, cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Changes in vision, such as trouble focusing
  • Drowsiness or dizziness

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