If you eat or drink contaminated food or water, there’s a good chance you’ll get gastroenteritis - and, with it, diarrhea. Gastroenteritis is when the stomach and intestines become inflamed, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

IMODIUM® for Food Poisoning

You can, of course, treat your diarrhea and quickly feel well again. IMODIUM® works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm. You shouldn’t think that it’s better to let diarrhea run its course or ‘flush’ your system out. Diarrhea is not a defense mechanism that works to fight infection - your immune system does that - but a symptom of disruption to your digestion. When left to run its course, diarrhea can lead to dehydration, so it’s best to treat it early.

When at home. If you get gastroenteritis, you might put it down to food poisoning. 

When abroad. If you get gastroenteritis when abroad, you might think of it as travellers’ diarrhea. 

Diarrhea is the most common health condition suffered by tourists overseas. You’re more likely to get upset stomach if you’re visiting somewhere hot or with poor sanitation.

Besides ingesting contaminated food or water, your diarrhea abroad might be caused by exposure to new types of bacteria or simply by eating unfamiliar rich or spicy foods.

Read ways to avoid food poisoning whilst Traveling 

How to avoid food poisoning

There are certain things you can do, and avoid doing, to reduce your chances of getting food poisoning.

For example, always be careful that food is cooked properly and wash your hands before eating. If you’re abroad, avoid drinking tap water or eating food from street vendors.

Read on for more ways to avoid food poisoning

Find out more about IMODIUM®

IMODIUM® Capsules are proven and trusted for stopping diarrhea.

IMODIUM® Instants dissolve instantly on your tongue, so they’re perfect for when you’re on the go.

Where to buy IMODIUM®

It’s easy to find IMODIUM® in pharmacies. You don’t need a prescription, so you can buy it over the counter.