Unfortunately, traveling and diarrhea often go hand in hand. Whether it's the stress of traveling, the wrong time of the month, a chronic illness or the dreaded traveler's diarrhea - your travel plans can quickly be disrupted.
Traveler's diarrhea alone affects an estimated 20 to 50% of all travelers - affecting the enjoyment of many vacations and the productivity of business trips. Whether you're going to a foreign destination, or just a neighbouring province, the saying "You are what you eat" often holds true. Traveler's diarrhea is caused by eating food or drinking water that contains bacteria. The Tips section has advice on preventing diarrhea while you're away and our Advisory section contains important general travel details to look after before you go.
And just in case you do have a problem, always take a diarrhea medication such as IMODIUM® Quick-Dissolve, which is ideal for travel. You don't need water to take it - the tablets dissolve instantly in your mouth.
Keep in mind packaging in other countries may look different than what you're used to in Canada and may only be available from behind the pharmacist's counter. So always pack your IMODIUM® before you go.