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Question by  viva (60)

What is the pediatric dosage information for Imodium?

I need the dosage information for Imodium.


Answer by  rejoice (216)

Imodium is loperamide. It is not recommended for children and also supposed to be used with caution in adults. Remember when used inappropriately it can cause urinary retention and paralyse the gut - not very nice.

Reply by busyfingers (239):
The liquid preparation for children is only by prescription, but the tablets are not.  add a comment
Reply by boonjax (205):
Lots of children have had these side effects even in recommended dosages!! It commonly causes dizziness and a very dry mouth - extremely unpleasant. So your child can be worse off!  add a comment

Answer by  QueedlyMcShane (205)

For children under 6, consult your doctor. Kids over 6 may use liquid or capsules. Ages 6-11, give 15 mL (3 tsp) after first diarrhea/loose stool. Ages 12+, first dose is 6 tsp. For all ages, next dose is half of first dose. Daily dose restrictions: 6-8 = 3 tsp; 9-11 = 6 tsp. Kids 12+ up to 12 tsp.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

For children 2-5, the maximum daily dosage should be 3mg. For children 6-8, the maximum daily dosage should be 4mg. For children 9-12, the maximum daily dosage should be 6mg. You must first check that the child's weight is in the normal range per age to apply these dosages.


Answer by  cmc94 (302)

I'd just like to add that the MOST IMPORTANT thing in diarrhea is rehydration - plenty of water and fluids. Everything else is secondary!


Answer by  benji (165)

Did you know that imodium does not treat the diarrhea - it merely prevents it from coming out. So all the stools is still inside your gut and there is a chance that the toxins and bacteria from the stools can get absorbed into your blood - especially in children


Answer by  tweety (266)

For adults you give 4 mg to start off and 2 mg when needed - 2 to 3 times a day. For children around 20 kilos the dosage is half that. But please be careful - there are so many side effects.


Answer by  mb (5482)

You can usually get away with using one half of the adult dose. You should be very careful when giving a child an anti diarrhea medication though. Sometimes diarrhea is caused by bacteria in your gut that release toxins that are poisionus thus causing diarrhea. If you use Imodium the bacteria stay in longer doing more damage. Be careful.


Answer by  shalana (137)

There is no pediatric dosage of Imodium for kids because the medication is not safe for children. If your child is having too many bowel movements and they are watery you need to make sure you are giving them fluids to hydrate them.


Answer by  rhickok1109 (233)

Pediatric dosage is based on age. Maximum daily dosages are: for ages 2-5, 3 mg/day; ages 6-8, 4 mg/day; ages 8-11, 6 mg/day; and for ages 12 and up, 8 mg/day.

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