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Why treat diarrhea?

The sooner you can treat your diarrhea symptoms, the sooner you can begin to feel like yourself again, helping you to get on with your day.

It’s best to treat it early

Although acute diarrhea usually resolves on its own within a few days, you can get rapid relief with IMODIUM® products. IMODIUM® products contain an active ingredient called Loperamide which works to relieve your diarrhea by helping to restore your lower digestive system’s natural rhythm so you can start to feel like yourself again.3 If symptoms persist for more than two days – or get worse – stop use and consult your healthcare professional.

Isn’t it better to let diarrhea run its course?

Many people think diarrhea is a sign that our bodies are trying to get rid of something, so it’s better to let it ‘flush’ any bacteria or toxins from the body. But diarrhea is not a defense mechanism28. It’s a symptom of a disruption to our finely-tuned digestive systems1.

Isn’t it better to treat the root cause of the problem?

It’s true that it’s better to avoid for example trigger foods or stresses if these are the factors that cause diarrhea for you.2,38 Whenever possible the cause of diarrhea should be treated but sometimes you aren’t able to control its cause. If you are experiencing diarrhea, you can treat the symptoms. Treatment may help to stop your diarrhea and may help your body recover more quickly than if you don’t treat it at all.

What about rehydration treatments?

Oral rehydration solutions replace lost fluids and salts and help to prevent dehydration1 that may occur when you have diarrhea.

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