Imodium Plus 2mg/125mg Tablets are indicated for the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in adults and adolescents over 12 years when acute diarrhoea is associated with gas-related abdominal discomfort including bloating, cramping or flatulence.
Imodium Plus works to relieve diarrhoea, and soothes cramps, wind and bloating. Used to treat short-lived bouts of diarrhoea, it contains an additional ingredient, simeticone which helps to soothe excess gas in the gut and relieve painful accompanying symptoms.
- Nothing offers more complete relief from diarrhoea, wind, cramps and bloating
- Soothing formula to relieve diarrhoea, painful cramps, bloating and wind
- Easy to swallow tablets
The tablets should be taken with liquid
Adults over 18 years:
Take two tablets initially, followed by one tablet after every loose stool. Not more than 4 tablets should be taken in a day, limited to no more than 2 days.
Adolescents between 12 and 18 years:
Take one tablet initially, followed by one tablet after every loose stool. Not more than 4 tablets should be taken in a day, limited to no more than 2 days.
Use in children:
Imodium Plus must not be used in children under 12 years.
Treatment of diarrhoea with loperamide HCl is only symptomatic. Whenever an underlying etiology can be determined, specific treatment should be given when appropriate.
Imodium is not a substitute for rehydration therapy. In addition to taking Imodium, the patient should be advised to drink plenty of fluids such as water, clear soup and squash.
Patients should be advised to consult their doctor if diarrhoea persists for more than 24 hours.
Loperamide should be used with caution when hepatic function, necessary for the drug’s metabolism, is defective as this may result in relative overdose leading to CNS toxicity.
Patients with AIDS treated with Imodium Instants for diarrhoea should have therapy stopped at the earliest signs of abdominal distension. There have been isolated reports of toxic megacolon in AIDS patients with infectious colitis from both viral and bacterial pathogens treated with loperamide hydrochloride.
Antimotility agents such as loperamide may precipitate ileus and toxic megacolon in patients with ulcerative colitis, and should be avoided in severe acute attacks. It may be used cautiously in mild or less severe attacks as an adjunct to other measures, but should be discontinued promptly should abdominal distension or other untoward symptoms occur.
The stated dose should not be exceeded.
Each tablet contains loperamide hydrochloride 2 mg and simeticone equivalent to 125 mg dimeticone.