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How IMODIUM® works

Choosing the diarrhea treatment that’s right for you means first understanding how it works in your body.

How your digestive system works

When your digestive system is in its normal rhythm, food and fluid pass regularly from the stomach into the small intestine. Food is then broken down and nutrients are absorbed along with most of the fluid. The remaining waste and some water pass into the colon (large intestine) where more water is absorbed and finally the waste is passed in the form of stools.

What happens when you get diarrhea

When the cells in your small intestine or colon are irritated, the relaxed and regular movement of your intestines can become overactive. Essential fluids and salts end up being passed through the colon too quickly with less fluid being absorbed by the body. The result is loose or watery stools, commonly known as diarrhea.

How IMODIUM® restores your system

IMODIUM® contains an active ingredient called Loperamide, which works in harmony with your body to help restore the natural rhythm of your intestines, gently returning digestion to a normal pace. This allows the body to start absorbing fluids and salts as it should and to restore the consistency of stools.

Just choose the specific product format which works best for your needs. Whichever format you choose, IMODIUM® works fast to relieve the diarrhea, so you can start to feel like yourself again.