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Medicine – causes of diarrhoea - IMODIUM®

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Causes of Diarrhoea - Medication

Diarrhoea can sometimes be a side effect of medications.

Antiobiotics & diarrhoea

Here are some prescribed medications that can sometimes cause diarrhoea:

  • Antibiotics
  • Some chemotherapy medicines
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Statins (cholesterol-lowering medicines)

Whilst some prescribed medicines can sometimes cause diarrhoea as a side effect, it is important that you continue to take the prescribed medication. If you have any questions or concerns, always speak to your doctor for advice.

The patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine should state whether diarrhoea is a possible side effect.

Treating Diarrhoea with IMODIUM®

If you get diarrhoea while taking a course of medication, you can treat it straight away. IMODIUM® works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm, gently slowing digestion back down to a normal pace.

If you are taking any medication you should consult your doctor before taking Imodium.

Find out more about IMODIUM®

IMODIUM® Original capsules can stop diarrhoea in one dose.

IMODIUM® IBS Relief

IMODIUM® IBS Relief helps you take control of your IBS diarrhoea.

IMODIUM® Instants dissolve instantly on your tongue, so they’re great for when you’re on the go.

IMODIUM® Plus Comfort tablets not only helps stop diarrhoea, but also soothe painful cramps, bloating and wind.

It’s easy to find IMODIUM® in supermarkets, chemists and many other shops. You don't need a prescription, so you can buy it over the counter as well as online.