Each 5 mL (teaspoon) of IMODIUM® A-D liquid contains loperamide hydrochloride 1 mg. IMODIUM® A-D liquid is stable, cherry-mint flavored, and clear in color.
Each caplet of IMODIUM® A-D contains 2 mg of loperamide and is scored and colored green.
IMODIUM® A-D contains a clinically proven antidiarrheal medication. Loperamide HCl acts by slowing intestinal motility and by affecting water and electrolyte movement through the bowel.
IMODIUM® A-D controls the symptoms of diarrhea, including Traveler's Diarrhea.
Use the enclosed cup to accurately measure Imodium® A-D Liquid. Drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration, which may accompany diarrhea.
ADULTS AND CHILDREN 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER: Take 4 teaspoonfuls (1 dosage cup) or 2 caplets after the first loose bowel movement and 2 teaspoonfuls or 1 caplet after each subsequent loose bowel movement but no more than 8 teaspoonfuls or 4 caplets a day for no more than 2 days.
CHILDREN 9-11 YEARS OLD (60-95 LBS): Take 2 teaspoonfuls (1/2 dosage cup) or 1 caplet after the first loose bowel movement and 1 teaspoonful or 1/2 caplet after each subsequent loose bowel movement but no more than 6 teaspoonfuls or 3 caplets a day for no more than 2 days.
CHILDREN 6-8 YEARS OLD (48-59 LBS): Take 2 teaspoonfuls (1/2 dosage cup) or 1 caplet after the first loose bowel movement and 1 teaspoonful or 1/2 caplet after each subsequent loose bowel movement but no more than 4 teaspoonfuls or 2 caplets a day for no more than 2 days.
Professional Dosage Schedule for children 2-5 years old (24-47 lbs): 1 teaspoonful after first loose bowel movement, followed by 1 after each subsequent loose bowel movement. Do not exceed 3 teaspoonfuls a day.
KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not use for more than two days unless directed by a physician. DO NOT USE IF DIARRHEA IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH FEVER (GREATER THAN 101°F), OR IF BLOOD OR MUCUS IS PRESENT IN THE STOOL, OR IF YOU HAVE HAD A RASH OR OTHER ALLERGIC REACTION TO LOPERAMIDE HCl. If you are taking antibiotics or have a history of liver disease, consult a physician before using this product. As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.
Overdosage of loperamide HCl in man may result in constipation, CNS depression and nausea. A slurry of activated charcoal administered promptly after ingestion of loperamide hydrochloride can reduce the amount of drug which is absorbed. If vomiting occurs spontaneously upon ingestion, a slurry of 100 grams of activated charcoal should be administered orally as soon as fluids can be retained. If vomiting has not occurred, and CNS depression is evident, gastric lavage should be performed followed by administration of 100 gms of the activated charcoal slurry through the gastric tube. In the event of overdosage, patients should be monitored for signs of CNS depression for at least 24 hours. Children may be more sensitive to central nervous system effects than adults. If CNS depression is observed, naloxone may be administered. If responsive to naloxone, vital signs must be monitored carefully for recurrence of symptoms of drug overdose for at least 24 hours after the last dose of naloxone.
Liquid Benzoic acid, citric acid, flavors, glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol, sucrose, contains 0.5% alcohol.
Caplets: Dibasic calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C Blue #1 and D&C Yellow #10.
Liquid Cherry-mint flavored liquid (clear) 2 fl. oz., and 4 fl. oz. tamper evident bottles with child resistant safety caps and special dosage cups. Store between 20-25 °C (69-77 °F). Avoid excessive heat.
Caplets: Green scored caplets in 6's and 12's, 18's and 24's blister packaging which is tamper evident and child resistant. Store at 15-30°C (59-86°F)