Imodium® 2mg 12 Buccal Tablets
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Imodium® 2mg Buccal Tablets - Medical Device
This medicine contains loperamide hydrochloride, an active ingredient that acts on the intestine by reducing bowel movements and the urge to bowel.
IMODIUM is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of occasional (acute) diarrhea.
Contact your doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 days of treatment.
The active ingredient is: loperamide hydrochloride.
One buccal tablet contains: 2 mg of loperamide hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are: gelatin, mannitol, aspartame, mint flavor, sodium bicarbonate.
Do not take IMODIUM if
- you are allergic to the active substance to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
- are pregnant or breastfeeding;
- have a high fever and blood in the stool (signs of acute dysentery);
- suffer from an inflammation of the gut called ulcerative colitis;
- have diarrhea caused by the use of antibiotics (pseudomembranous colitis);
- have a gut infection caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and Campilobacter;
- are using drugs that reduce bowel movements.
IMODIUM should not be given to children less than 6 years of age
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking IMODIUM.
Pay particular attention:
- if you have diarrhea your body loses fluids and mineral salts: to restore normal levels, it may be useful to take aqueous solutions based on sugar and salts;
- treatment with IMODIUM is only symptomatic and does not serve to eliminate the cause of your disorder;
- if you have impaired liver function, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking IMODIUM.
Stop treatment with IMODIUM immediately and consult your doctor:
- if you have AIDS and notice swelling of the abdomen;
- if you notice difficulty in defecating (constipation), swelling and / or pain in the abdomen.
Talk to your doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 days of treatment or if the disorder occurs repeatedly.
- Children from 6 to 12 years of age
IMODIUM must be used under medical supervision.
Other medicines and IMODIUM
Tell your doctor or pharmacist you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.This is especially important if you are taking:
- quinidine (drug used in heart rhythm disorders);
- ritonavir (drug used in virus infections);
- ketoconazole and itraconazole (drugs used in fungal infections);
- gemfibrozil (drug that lowers fat levels in the blood);
- desmopressin (drug used for example in type 1 diabetes);
- drugs with effects similar to those of IMODIUM;
- drugs that speed up or slow down intestinal peristalsis (eg anticholinergics);
- drugs that inhibit cytochrome CYP450.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding do not take IMODIUM.
Driving and using machines
IMODIUM can cause tiredness, dizziness or lightheadedness. Take special care before driving or using machines.
IMODIUM 2 mg buccal tablets contain aspartame.
This medicine contains a source of phenylalanine. It can be harmful to you if you have phenylketonuria.
How to take IMODIUM
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Start the treatment with 2 tablets (4 mg); if necessary, continue with 1 tablet (2 mg) after each subsequent emptying of unformed stools. The maximum dose is 8 tablets per day (16 mg). Children and adolescents (aged 6 to 17 years)
Start treatment with 1 tablet (2mg); if necessary, continue with 1 tablet (2mg) after each subsequent emptying of unformed stool. The maximum dose should be calculated on the basis of body weight (3 tablets every 20 kg), but should not exceed 8 tablets - per day In children 6 to 12 years of age, IMODIUM should be used under medical supervision.
Stop using IMODIUM when your stools return to normal, or if you have not had any bowel movements for 12 hours or if you have difficulty bowing (constipation). However, do not use IMODIUM for more than 2 days. After this period without appreciable results, stop the treatment and consult your doctor.
Method of administration
Take IMODIUM buccal tablets by mouth (orally), letting the tablet dissolve on the tongue for a few seconds. The saliva will dissolve the tablet quickly without the need to drink water. The buccal tablets are fragile.
If you take more IMODIUM than you should
If you accidentally ingest / take an overdose of IMODIUM, you may notice: drowsiness, muscle stiffness or uncoordinated movements, contracted pupils, difficulty in breathing, numbness (nervous system depression), difficulty or inability to evacuate (constipation or intestinal obstruction) and decreased diuresis (urinary retention). These effects are more likely to occur in children, especially under 4 years of age. Contact your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital as appropriate therapy must be instituted.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking IMODIUM and see your doctor immediately if you notice:
severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions) which can occur with skin rashes, swelling of the hands, feet, face, eyes, lips, throat, difficulty in breathing or a sharp drop in blood pressure;
abdominal swelling associated with pain, nausea, vomiting, inability to evacuate, signs of intestinal obstruction or megacolon;
severe skin rashes with redness, peeling and / or blistering (eg Steven-Johnson syndrome, coughing epidermal necrolysis).
Other side effects that could occur are
- Headache (headache), dizziness, sleepiness.
- Difficulty in evacuating (constipation), nausea, gas in the abdomen (flatulence), swelling of the abdomen.
- Pain or discomfort in the abdomen (especially located in the upper abdomen), dry mouth, vomiting, indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Skin rashes, characterized by blisters, spots on the skin (hives) and / or itching.
- Pain in the tongue (glossodynia).
- Contraction of the pupil (miosis).
- Decreased diuresis (urinary retention).
- Complete arrest of the movement with a detachment from external reality (numbness), slowing of mental functions (reduced level of consciousness), fainting (loss of consciousness), increased tone of the muscles (hypertonia), disorders of coordination of the muscles, fatigue.
How to store
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Store at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the package. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not throw any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. This will help protect the environment.
Pack of 12 buccal tablets.