- Understanding Diarrhoea
- Do you have frequent diarrhoea?
- Treatment & Products
- FAQs: Ask IMODIUM®
- Busting the Myths
When you have diarrhoea, your body loses salts and fluids, which can leave
you feeling tired and weak. Most people typically recover in 1-5 days from a
bout of diarrhoea, but for quick relief from diarrhoea, there are three key things
you can do*:
*If symptoms last longer than 24 hours, you develop a fever over 38’C, or you have blood or mucus in your stool, you should seek medical advice.
Your body loses fluids when you have diarrhoea; so to avoid dehydration you should take regular drinks of water or diluted fruit juice. Try to avoid drinking alcohol or milk, as they can irritate your gut.
Some people also take rehydration salts, which are sachets of powder containing a mixture of glucose, sodium chloride, potassium chloride and disodium hydrogen citrate. You dilute the salts in water and they help treat the symptoms of dehydration and replace fluids lost during a bout of diarrhoea.
Current medical advice is that you should try to eat foods like pasta, rice or bread, which are high in carbohydrates, if you are experiencing symptoms of diarrhoea. If you feel sick and don’t feel up to eating, you should still try to drink fluids to prevent dehydration.
IMODIUM® is an effective means of relieving your diarrhoea quickly. IMODIUM® contains the active ingredient loperamide, which helps to calm your digestive system and get you back into your normal rhythm. Using IMODIUM® effectively relieves diarrhoea and discomfort, can reduce the loss of fluids and salts, and helps you to get on with your day with confidence.
Following the tips and advice of our experts in food, mood and movement could also help you improve your digestive health and get your life back in rhythm.
There are a range of different IMODIUM® products to suit your needs.