Diarrhea usually clears up within a few days. However, in some cases, you can relieve the symptoms of diarrhea by restricting what you eat, drinking clear fluids, and by using an anti-diarrheal medication such as IMODIUM® A-D or IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief.
The active ingredient in IMODIUM® A-D is loperamide HCI.
Each IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief caplet/chewable tablet contains the active ingredients loperamide HCl and simethicone.
The active ingredient, simethicone, has anti-foaming or anti-bubbling activity. Simethicone acts in the stomach and intestines by altering the surface tension of gas and mucus bubbles, enabling them to group together (coalesce). This action accelerates the passage of gas through the intestine either through belching or passing of flatus.
IMODIUM® A-D relieves diarrhea, and IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief relieves diarrhea plus gas.
IMODIUM® Multi-Symptom Relief contains the same active ingredient (loperamide HCl) found in IMODIUM® A-D, in the same amount, plus it contains a second ingredient (simethicone) to control the gas-related symptoms, such as bloating, pressure, and cramps, that often accompany diarrhea.
IMODIUM® provides prompt and effective control of diarrhea by directly acting on the intestinal wall, by normalizing motility, and also by normalizing the balance between absorption and secretion of water and electrolytes.