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Who is our diarrhoea treatment suitable for? - IMODIUM®


Who Can Use IMODIUM®

Almost everyone has diarrhoea at some point in their lives.


IMODIUM® is suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. It is also suitable for adults (18+) for medically diagnosed IBS diarrhoea


IMODIUM® is suitable for children over 12 years of age only.

It is important that children do not become dehydrated. Contact your GP or pharmacist if your child has symptoms of dehydration. They may recommend an oral rehydration solution.

Here’s some advice for treating your child’s diarrhoea:

  • Fizzy drinks and fruit juice can make diarrhoea worse in children and so should be avoided.
  • Children should take frequent sips of water to stay hydrated.
  • If your child is not dehydrated, offer them their normal diet.

If your child’s diarrhoea persists, or you’re otherwise concerned about their health, you should consult your doctor.

Diarrhoea & Pregnancy

As with many medicines, IMODIUM® should not be used when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you’re pregnant or caring for a newborn, diarrhoea can be the last thing you need. But, while you can’t use IMODIUM®, you can try to look after yourself by staying hydrated and resting. If you are concerned, or have signs of dehydration you should contact your GP or pharmacist.

Your baby is much more sensitive than you, so if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you need to be careful about what you put in your body. When choosing an over-the-counter medicine, make sure that you speak to your pharmacist and read the label to see whether the medicine is suitable for use in pregnancy.

IBS sufferers

If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS by a doctor, you can use IMODIUM® IBS Relief, IMODIUM® Instants or IMODIUM® Originals to treat your diarrhoea if you are over 18 years.

Where to buy IMODIUM®

It’s easy to find IMODIUM® in the shops and you don’t need a prescription.

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IMODIUM® is suitable for adults, children over 12 and people with IBS.

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.