Imodium Original 2mg Capsules are designed to provide relief from acute short-lived diarrhoea in adults 12 years and over. Imodium can also be used to treat diarrhoea associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in adults aged over 18 years.

Containing Loperamide Hydrochloride, Imodium Capsules help reduce diarrhoea by slowing down an overactive bowel, helping the body to absorb more water and salts from the bowel.

Imodium Original Capsules can relieve diarrhoea in one dose!

What is Diarrhoea?

Well, diarrhoea is the passage of three or more loose or liquid stools per day (or more frequently than is normal for the individual). Other symptoms can be present as well which include cramps, fever, nausea/vomiting and headaches.

Acute diarrhoea should last less than 14 days. Diarrhoea in Adults that lasts longer than 14 days or any Diarrhoea that has blood or pus present should be investigated by a doctor.

How To Take Imodium Capsules:

Adults and Children aged 12 and over: Take 2 capsules to start treatment. Take 1 capsule after each loose bowel movement.

DO NOT take for attacks lasting longer than 48 hours.

DO NOT take more than 6 capsules in a 24 hour period.

Imodium Original Capsules are NOT for long-term treatment.

Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.

Not for Children aged under 12.


Each capsule contains Loperamide hydrochloride 2 mg.

Other Ingredients: Lactose, maize starch, talc and magnesium stearate (E572). The capsule itself is made up of titanium dioxide (E171), black ferrous oxide (E172), yellow ferric oxide (E172), indigo carmine (E132), erythrosine (E127) and gelatin.


Who Should Not Use Imodium Original Capsules?

The following groups of people should not use Imodium:

  • Allergy to the Loperamide or any other ingredient listed in the patient information leaflet.
  • Children less than 12 years of age.
  • Patients with acute dysentery, which is characterised by blood in stools and high fever.
  • Patients with acute ulcerative colitis.
  • Patients with bacterial enterocolitis caused by invasive organisms including Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter.
  • Patients with diarrhoea associated with antibiotic use.

Driving and Using Machinery

This medicine may make you feel dizzy, tired or sleepy. You may feel less alert, feel faint or pass out. If you're affected do not drive, cycle or use machines.

Can I Use Imodium Original Capsules If I Am Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

DO NOT use Imodium if you are breastfeeding. Small amounts may pass into your milk.

Talk to your doctor about a suitable treatment.

Can I Buy Imodium Original Capsules Over The Counter?

This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Imodium Original Capsules but you will be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket. Our pharmacist will check your consultation prior to despatch to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you.

Always read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.

Useful Information

This product is a medicine, and the sales are monitored to ensure the safety of our customers. From time to time we may impose limits on the amounts you may purchase and apply restrictions to the frequency of orders. For helpful advice please read Our Policies in the footer of the site to understand more.

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children and below 25c in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product and if you have any questions please contact one of our pharmacists for more information.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

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