Imodium (Loperamide) prescription available online

If you are suffering from acute diarrhea, Imodium can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Imodium today from a board-certified doctor online.

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Imodium prescription pricing details

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  • Cancel anytime

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Imodium prescription FAQs

  • How much does Imodium cost?

    The cost of Imodium averages $14 for a supply of 120 milliliters. This will fluctuate depending on the pharmacy and insurance.

  • How can I refill my Imodium prescription?

    Imodium prescriptions can be sent to any local pharmacy. CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and Walmart are popular options.

  • When should Imodium not be taken?

    Imodium should not be taken if you have severe diarrhea after taking antibiotics, have a flare-up of ulcerative colitis, are constipated, or have swollen stomachs. If any of these issues arise, contact a doctor or pharmacist.

  • What do I need to know before taking Imodium?

    Before taking Imodium for acute diarrhea, check for drug interactions or check with your doctor or pharmacist if you take other drugs. Also, check with your doctor if it turns into chronic diarrhea, as adverse effects may have occurred.

  • How long after taking Imodium will I have a bowel movement?

    Most users will experience a bowel movement within one hour of taking Imodium. Most Imodium users only need to take it for one or two days.

  • Who should not take Imodium?

    • People who have had allergic reactions to loperamide or any other medicines in the past

    • People who have had diarrhea for more than 48 hours

    • Those who have HIV and their stomach becomes swollen

    • Those with liver problems

    • Those who have blood in their stool and a high temperature, as these can be signs of dysentery

    • Those who have the stomach flu

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Imodium?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your dose, wait until then to take the Imodium medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take a double amount.

  • What happens if you take Imodium for too long?

    Clinical studies show common issues experienced by those who take high doses of Imodium, too much Imodium or for longer than recommended include:

    • Constipation

    • Heart problems

    • Breathing issues

    • Withdrawals

About Imodium (Loperamide)

Imodium is an antidiarrheal, which slows down muscle contractions in the intestines, reduces fluid secretion within the large intestine, and increases muscle tone in the sphincter, thus reducing accidents.

The movement of food through the digestive tract so the bowels can absorb the fluids, nutrients, and electrolytes your body needs. You can only use this medication to treat acute nonspecific diarrhea like any antidiarrheal. It is ineffective against nausea because it doesn't interact with the stomach.

Imodium treats diarrhea, painful cramps, uncomfortable bloating, and gas. Imodium is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic form under brand names, including Good Neighbor Anti-Diarrheal, Pepto Diarrhea Control, and Imodium A-D. 

Imodium may be prescribed as a caplet, soft gel, and liquid. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Imodium, be sure to complete the entire course of the antidiarrheal unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. The antidiarrheal may not fully treat your acute diarrhea if you don't complete your prescription. 

Imodium (Loperamide) uses

There is one FDA-approved use for Imodium, but physicians may also use it off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for the following reasons. 

It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Acute diarrhea

    Imodium is used to relieve diarrhea. Bowel movements with increased water content, volume, and frequency lasting less than 14 days.

Imodium side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Imodium are typically mild. Most Imodium side effects are associated with gastrointestinal disorders. Imodium has some common side effects. They may include:

    Other side effects serious side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Bloody or worsening diarrhea

    • Severe dizziness

    • Fainting

    • Stomach pain

    • Abdominal pain

    • Painful, peeling, or blistering skin

    • Irregular heartbeat

    • Allergic reaction

    Signs of severe allergic reactions include:

    • Wheezing

    • Difficulty breathing

    • Severe skin rash

    • Tightness in the throat or chest

    • Face, lips, mouth, or tongue swelling

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or develop other new or concerning symptoms. Use of Imodium in very young children under age two is not advised because it can cause illness, lethargy, or death.

How to take Imodium

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Imodium prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Imodium can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically taken 3 times per day, and particular instructions may include:

The recommended dosage is 4 milligrams (mg) to start. Then, 2 mg for each loose stool after the initial dose. The maximum daily dose is 8 mg per day.

Children 60 to 95 pounds (ages 9 to 11 years) should take 2 mg for their initial dose, then 1 mg after each additional loose stool. Avoid taking more than 6 mg per day.

Children 48 to 59 pounds (ages 6 to 8 years) should take 2 mg for their initial dose, then 1 mg after each additional loose stool. Avoid taking more than 4 mg per day.

Children 29 to 47 pounds (ages 2 to 5 years) should only use Imodium under the guidance of a pediatrician. Children under two years should not take Imodium.

Make sure you drink plenty of water while taking Imodium.

What to avoid while taking Imodium

Imodium has 331 known drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

It is essential to drink water when taking Imodium. This is because dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can occur. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if drinking alcohol acceptable while taking Imodium.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may cause dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder to treat acute diarrhea.

Imodium has four known adverse effects:

  • Infectious Diarrhea/enterocolitis/gastroenteritis

  • Dehydration

  • Liver disease

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Medication alternatives to Imodium

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another together, they may suggest another loperamide or an antidiarrheal in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue.

  • Pregnancy

    • Welchol

    • Pepto-Bismol

  • Alcoholism

    • Pepto-Bismol

  • Stomach inflammation

    • Pepto-Bismol