How Do You Take Imodium?

How Do You Take Imodium?

Imodium is taken by mouth in either liquid or capsule formula, according to Drugs.com. The recommended dosage for adults is two 2-milligram capsules, for an initial dose of 4 milligrams. This is followed by another 2-milligram capsule after each loose stool, with total dosage not to exceed eight capsules or 16 milligrams daily.

For children ages 2 through 5, the liquid 1 milligram/7.5 milliliter dosage is recommended, while children ages 5 to 12 may take capsule form, notes Drugs.com. The dose for children ages 2 through 5 is 1 milligram taken three times a day for the first day, and then 1 milligram after loose stools, up to three times daily. Children ages 6 to 8 can take 2 milligrams twice daily, up to 4 milligrams per day.