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Imodium A-D Liquid and Caplets (McNeil Consumer)



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  • Indications and Usage
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  • DESCRIPTION

    Each 7.5 mL (1 ½ teaspoonful) of IMODIUM® A-D liquid contains loperamide hydrochloride 1 mg. IMODIUM® A-D liquid is stable, and has a mint flavor.

    Each caplet of IMODIUM® A-D contains 2 mg of loperamide hydrochloride and is scored and colored green.

    ACTIONS

    IMODIUM® A-D contains a clinically proven antidiarrheal medication. Loperamide HCl acts by slowing intestinal motility and by affecting water and electrolyte movement through the bowel.

    USES

    controls symptoms of diarrhea, including Travelers' Diarrhea.

    DIRECTIONS

    Imodium A-D Caplets

    • drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea
    • find right dose on chart. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age

    adults and children 12 years and over 2 caplets after the first loose stool; 1 caplet after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 4 caplets in 24 hours
    children
    9-11 years
    (60-95 lbs)
    1 caplet after first loose stool;
    ½ caplet after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than
    3 caplets in 24 hours
    children
    6-8 years
    (48-59 lbs)
    1 caplet after first loose stool;
    ½ caplet after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than
    2 caplets in 24 hours
    children under 6 years (up to 47 lbs) ask a doctor

    Imodium A-D Liquid

    • drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea
    • find right dose on chart. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise use age.
    • shake well before using
    • only use attached measuring cup to dose product

    adults and children 12 years and over 30 mL (6 tsp) after the first loose stool; 15 mL (3 tsp) after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 60 mL (12 tsp) in 24 hours
    children
    9-11 years
    (60-95 lbs)
    15 mL (3 tsp) after first loose stool; 7.5 mL (1 ½ tsp) after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 45 mL
    (9 tsp) in 24 hours
    children
    6-8 years
    (48-59 lbs)
    15 mL (3 tsp) after first loose stool; 7.5 mL (1 ½ tsp) after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 30 mL
    (6 tsp) in 24 hours
    children under 6 years (up to 47 lbs) ask a doctor

    Imodium A-D Liquid Professional Dosage Schedule for children 2-5 years old (24-47 lbs): 1 ½ teaspoonful after first loose bowel movement, followed by 1 ½ teaspoonful after each subsequent loose bowel movement. Do not exceed 4 ½ teaspoonsful a day.

    WARNINGS

    Allergy alert:    Do not use if you have ever had a rash or other allergic reaction to loperamide HCl

    Do not use if you have bloody or black stool

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • fever · mucus in the stool · a history of liver disease

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking antibiotics

    When using this product tiredness, drowsiness or dizziness may occur. Be careful when driving or operating machinery

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • symptoms get worse · diarrhea lasts for more than 2 days
    • you get abdominal swelling or bulging. These may be signs of a serious condition

    If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away.

    Other Information:

    Liquid: · each 30 mL (6 tsp) contains: sodium 16 mg
    · do not use if printed inner or outer neckband is broken or missing
    · store between 20-25°C (68-77°F)
    · see side panel for lot number and expiration date
    Caplets: · store between 20-25°C (68-77°F)
    · Carton: do not use if carton or if blister unit is open or torn
    · Pouch: do not use if pouch is opened
    · see side panel for lot number and expiration date

    PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION :

    OVERDOSAGE INFORMATION

    Overdosage of loperamide HCl in man may result in constipation, CNS depression and nausea. A slurry of activated charcoal administered promptly after ingestion of loperamide hydrochloride can reduce the amount of drug which is absorbed. If vomiting occurs spontaneously upon ingestion, a slurry of 100 grams of activated charcoal should be administered orally as soon as fluids can be retained. If vomiting has not occurred, and CNS depression is evident, gastric lavage should be performed followed by administration of 100 gms of the activated charcoal slurry through the gastric tube. In the event of overdosage, patients should be monitored for signs of CNS depression for at least 24 hours. Children may be more sensitive to central nervous system effects than adults. If CNS depression is observed, naloxone may be administered. If responsive to naloxone, vital signs must be monitored carefully for recurrence of symptoms of drug overdose for at least 24 hours after the last dose of naloxone.

    Inactive Ingredients:

    Liquid:    cellulose, citric acid, D&C yellow #10, FD&C blue #1, glycerin, flavor, propylene glycol, simethicone, sodium benzoate, sucralose, titanium dioxide, xanthan gum

    Caplets:    colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C yellow no. 10, dibasic calcium phosphate, FD&C blue no. 1, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose.

    HOW SUPPLIED

    Liquid: Mint flavored liquid 2 fl. oz. and 4 fl. oz. tamper evident bottles with child resistant safety caps and special dosage cups.

    Caplets:    Green scored caplets in 6s, 12s, 18s, 24s, 48s and 72s blister packaging which is tamper evident and child resistant.








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