Does imodium help stop diarrhea?
Imodium is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that’s used to relieve diarrhea or traveler’s diarrhea. The following information can help you decide if Imodium is a good choice to help you feel better. Normally, the muscles in your intestines contract and release at a certain speed. This helps move food and fluids through your digestive system.
When should you take Imodium? Imodium should be taken before you eat, 30 to 60 minutes. Or if you are needing it regularly, then you can just take it throughout the day, up to 8 tablets, which might mean a maximum 2 in the morning, 2 at lunch, 2 at dinner hour and 2 before bed.
Is it really safe to take Imodium every day? Taking Imodium daily is generally considered safe for IBS sufferers. Dr Peter Whorwell, a world-renowned expert on IBS, says that Imodium is an “extraordinarily safe” drug and it is “perfectly reasonably” to take it indefinitely without causing problems.
Is Imodium addictive? Not Addictive. Immodium is not addicted and can be safely taken 1-3 times a week.But you have ibs for 13 years and you are only 25 years old you should limit dairy products, fruits and artificial sweetners like sorbitol or xylitol and you should have regular follow up with your doctors.
What does Imodium treat? Imodium is used to treat diarrhea. Imodium is also used to reduce the amount of stool in people who have an ileostomy (re-routing of the bowel through a surgical opening in the stomach).