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Travelling and diarrhoea - IMODIUM<sup>®</sup>


Travelers Diarrhoea - Don’t Let It Ruin Your Holiday

Diarrhoea is the most common health condition suffered by tourists when abroad, and it can really upset your body’s natural rhythm – not to mention your holiday.

How to prevent travellers’ diarrhoea

Eating contaminated food and drinking contaminated water are the two most likely causes of travellers’ diarrhoea. So here are some tips on how to help stay healthy on holiday.

How to avoid drinking contaminated water:

  • Always drink bottled water or canned drinks instead of tap water
  • Use bottled water, rather than tap water, to brush your teeth
  • Avoid drinks topped up with ice cubes made from tap water
  • If you’re going swimming, be careful not to swallow any water

How to avoid eating contaminated food:

  • Check that your food has been cooked properly
  • Don’t leave food lying around on tables or sideboards
  • Wash your hands with soap before eating
  • Try to avoid raw foods washed in tap water
  • Try to avoid eating uncooked meats or seafood
  • Try to avoid eating food from street vendors

Treating Diarrhoea with IMODIUM®

Even the most cautious traveller can be caught out. In case that’s you, it’s a good idea to keep IMODIUM® handy so you can treat diarrhoea wherever you are. IMODIUM® works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm.

If you have severe diarrhoea, blood in your stools, fever or if symptoms persist for more than 48 hours consult a doctor and do not take IMODIUM®.

Find out more about IMODIUM®


IMODIUM® Original

IMODIUM® Original capsules can stop diarrhoea in one dose.


IMODIUM® IBS Relief helps take control of your medically diagnosed IBS diarrhoea.

IMODIUM® Instants

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

IMODIUM® Dual Action

IMODIUM® Dual Action Tablets not only helps stop diarrhoea, but also soothe painful cramps, bloating and wind.

Where to buy IMODIUM®

Where to buy IMODIUM®

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.