Imodium Capsules quickly and effectively relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea in adults and children over 12 years. Imodium can be used to treat diarrhoea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as well as sudden, short lived attacks (acute diarrhoea). The easy to swallow capsules get to work after just one dose in order to get your body's rhythm back to normal. How does Imodium work? When something upsets the natural balance of nutrients and water absorption in your intestines, your digestive system starts to work too fast. This leads to the frequent passing of loose, watery stools, known as diarrhoea. Contrary to popular belief, Imodium doesn't work by stopping your bowel movements. Instead, it contains an active ingredient called 'loperamide', which works by calming your digestive system down. This helps your digestive system get back to normal, leading to firmer stools. By restoring this delicate balance, you can feel better sooner and have the confidence to get on with your day.