When to take Imodium for acute diarrhea in children?
Acute Diarrhea. Clinical improvement is usually observed within 48 hours. Children: In children 2 to 5 years of age (20 kg or less), the non-prescription liquid formulation (IMODIUM® A-D 1 mg/7.5 mL) should be used; for ages 6 to 12, either IMODIUM® Capsules or IMODIUM® A-D Liquid may be used.
Do you need to ask your doctor before taking Imodium?
Ask your doctor before using Imodium A-D to treat diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not breast-feed while you are using loperamide. How should I take Imodium A-D? Use Imodium A-D exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
How is Imodium used to treat diarrhea in dogs?
Imodium is a medication that can be used to treat dogs with diarrhea. Imodium is actually a brand name for a drug called loperamide. It works by slowing down movement in the intestines, allowing the intestinal walls to absorb electrolytes and water and preventing food from being pushed through the intestines too quickly.
How long does it take for Imodium A-D to work?
Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking this medicine. It may take up to 48 hours of taking Imodium A-D before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 10 days of treatment. Before taking this medicine
What to do if your dog has diarrhea from Imodium?
If you are wary of giving your dog Imodium, other at-home options to treat mild dog diarrhea include probiotic supplements, dietary therapy, kaolin/pectin products, or Pepto-Bismol.
Can a Labrador Retriever have liquid diarrhea?
However, if your Labrador Retriever passes semi-solid or liquid stools more often than usual, then he is probably suffering from canine diarrhea. Diarrhea is common in Labrador Retrievers because of their hearty appetites.
Why is it bad to give your dog Imodium?
Here are several instances when you should NOT give your dog Imodium: Your dog is a herding breed (like a Collie, Sheltie or Australian shepherds). Your dog’s diarrhea could potentially be caused by an infection (e.g. Clostridium perfringens bacteria) or toxins like those found in some types of poisonous mushrooms.
Is it safe to take Imodium with loperamide?
Loperamide is so good at causing constipation that this “side effect” has become the primary reason we use it as a medication. On the other hand, Imodium is not very good at relieving pain, at least at safe dosage levels, so it is never legitimately used for this reason. Is Imodium Safe for Dogs?