Imdoium tablets, caplets and melts are designed to help treat diarrhoea, working to slow down muscle movements in your gut which helps absorb water from stools which leads to firmer stools that can be passed less frequently. Imodium helps to slow the rhythm of the digestion system so that the small intestines can absorb more fluids and nutrients from the food you digest. Diarrhoea can be caused by many factors, including a change in diet, stress, anxiety and even eating too quickly, which means small lifestyle changes can also have a positive effect on treating diarrhoea.
Imodium products contain the active ingredient Loperamide hydrochloride, which is a medicine known to help stop diarrhoea. The active ingredient in Imodium works by acting on the opiod receptors that are in the muscle lining of the intestine walls. This helps to reduce the muscular contractions of the intestines that moves food through the gut. The slows the speed at which the contents are pushed through the intestines, allowing more time for electrolytes and water to be absorbed back into the body. Imodium Plus tablets and caplets can also help to relieve painful cramps, bloating and wind.