Loperamide

Brand Names

Imodium®

How is it Administered?

In the U.S., Imodium® capsules are available only with your doctor's prescription, while the liquid form and the tablet form are available without a prescription.

What is it Used For?

Imodium® is a medicine used to treat diarrhea.

How Does it Work?

Diarrhea is a disorder of the small intestine. It occurs when your small intestine processes the food you eat too quickly. Imodium regulates the muscles in your small intestine to allow them hold onto the food matter you eat for longer periods of time, allowing for healthier bowel movements.

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