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Brand name: Imodium

Imodium is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) loperamide. On this page you will find out more about Imodium, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: loperamide

Information for medicine and pack size:
Imodium 2 mg hard capsule, 12

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

For the control and symptomatic treatment of acute non-specific diarrhoea and of chronic diarrhoea. Also indicated for reducing the volume of discharge in patients with ileostomies, colostomies and other intestinal resections.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Grey and green capsule (contents white)
Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
12: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
20: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
60: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
8: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 4 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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