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Norovirus – causes of diarrhoea - IMODIUM®



Norovirus is a very common condition during the winter months. It’s actually the biggest viral cause of gastrointestinal illness in the country. It is often accompanied by uncomfortable diarrhoea and can really put your life out of rhythm.

The winter vomiting bug

Norovirus or the Winter Vomiting Bug is caused by a number of different viruses, but every variation of the virus can cause gastroenteritis. If you are unlucky enough to catch it, the symptoms usually include vomiting and diarrhoea.

How to avoid catching or spreading it

Norovirus is highly contagious. So, if you catch the infection, be careful not to spread it to other people.

Wash your hands regularly with soap, especially after going to the toilet, and ideally disinfect the toilet seat and flush handle after use too. Try to stay at home while you have the symptoms and avoid preparing or serving food.

Treating Diarrhoea with IMODIUM®

You can of course treat your diarrhoea and start to feel better. IMODIUM® works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm. You shouldn’t think that it’s better to let diarrhoea run its course or ‘flush’ your system of toxins. Diarrhoea is not a defence mechanism that works to fight infection - your immune system does that - but a symptom of disruption to your digestion.

Find out more about IMODIUM®

IMODIUM® Original capsules can stop diarrhoea in one dose.


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.