Loperamide is an anti-diarrhoeal medication. It works by slowing down the contraction of the intestines thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents pass through it. This allows more time for reabsorption of fluids and nutrients, making the stools more solid and less frequent.
Imodium Capsule is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. What is Imodium Capsule used for?
Imodium Capsule is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease.
Q. Can Imodium Capsule be used for IBS?
Imodium Capsule may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use.
Q. Can I take Imodium Capsule with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?
Imodium Capsule may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Imodium Capsule might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Imodium Capsule help in opiate withdrawal?
Imodium Capsule is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same.
Q. Is Imodium Capsule addictive?
No, Imodium Capsule is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug.
Q. Can Imodium Capsule be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?
Imodium Capsule may benefit few cases of stomach cramps or nausea associated with diarrhea. It is sometimes used for stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea. It is not used for gas. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Can I take Imodium Capsule with cimetidine?
Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Imodium Capsule, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Imodium Capsule may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.