What is Imodium?
Imodium is an over-the-counter medication used to treat diarrhea, including traveler's diarrhea. You can find Imodium in a liquid format as well as tablets to make taking it easier
How does Imodium work?
Imodium works by slowing down the movement of the gut. It is made using an ingredient called loperamide, which decreases the number of bowel movements you take and makes the stool less watery. Imodium works to slow your system down to a normal pace, which allows your body to start absorbing salts and fluids as it should, helping to restore the consistency of your stools.
How long does Imodium take to work?
Imodium typically takes just one hour or less to start working after you ingest it. This will depend on the cause and severity of your diarrhea. If you experience ongoing issues with diarrhea or the Imodium is not helping, talk to your doctor right away so they can address any potential underlying causes and recommend alternative treatments.
How long does Imodium last?
Imodium should last for several hours, and you may take an additional dose if needed. Be sure to follow the dosage instructions per the product packaging, and do not exceed the recommended dose within any 24 hour period.