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When to treat diarrhea?




You can treat diarrhea upon the first occurrence of symptoms

Acute diarrhea usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its own. Diarrhea lasting more than 2 days may be a sign of a serious condition. Chronic diarrhea lasts at least 4 weeks and symptoms may be continual or may come and go. Diarrhea of any duration may cause dehydration.1 By treating diarrhea quickly you can start to feel better again and get on with your day.

When to use rehydration treatments

If you have diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids. You may also take an oral rehydration solution.1

Oral rehydration solutions replace lost fluids and salts and help to prevent dehydration.1

When to see a healthcare professional

You should consult your healthcare professional if1:

  • Symptoms get worse
  • Diarrhea lasts for more than two days
  • You have a fever
  • Blood or mucus in your stool

These may be signs of a serious condition.

See product label or Products section for a complete list of when to see your healthcare professional before using Imodium® products.

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