Imodium is used for handling and controlling diarrhea, including traveler's diarrhea, and decreasing the volume of discharge from an ileostomy (a surgical opening in the wall of the intestines). It may also be used for other conditions as suggested by your doctor.
Take Imodium as advised by your physician. To avoid stomach upset take Imodium with a meal. It is advised to drink extra fluids while you are taking Imodium and while you have diarrhea. Do not use for more than [[two|2] days unless recommended by a physician.
Imodium can cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may worsen if Imodium is taken with alcohol or certain other drugs. Use Imodium with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly dangerous tasks until you know how you react to this medicine. If your symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, call your doctor. This pill should be used only by the patient for whom it has been directed. Don't take less or more or take it more often than advised by your doctor.