Imodium A-D Childrens Liquid Anti-Diarrhea, 4oz Bottles, Pack of 3

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Children's Imodium A-D: Stops the Runs Immediately

May 9, 2009
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Works very well; No side effects

Cons:Price is a tad high

The Bottom Line: This is an excellent product for bringing diarrhea to an end.

Children suffer from many of the same ailments as adults and while their health problems are generally on a smaller scale than those of mom and dad, they often seem worse due to the little ones' low tolerance for anything painful or uncomfortable in any way. One product made to help eliminate a common problem is Children's Imodium A-D, a juvenile version of the most popular over the counter drug for diarrhea treatment.   

Medicine Commentary:

Children's Imodium A-D is a liquid over the counter drug that is green in color and minty in flavor. This liquid diarrhea treatment is sold in a small plastic bottle and its use is intended for children over the age of six. Children under the age of six should take Children's Imodium A-D only with the approval of a physician.

To prepare Children's Imodium A-D, the bottle needs to be shaken. A small, attached plastic cup on the top of the bottle can be used to measure the precise dosage. Children between the ages of six and twelve should take a small, 15 ml dose at first, followed by a 7.5 ml dose after each subsequent instance of diarrhea. No more than 30ml should be taken in a 24 hour period. For those over the age of twelve, the above dosages can be doubled.


Children's Imodium A-Dis made with Loperamide HCl 1 mg (in each 7.5 mL) as its active ingredient. In active ingredients include Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, D&C yellow #10, FD&C blue #1, glycerin, flavor, microcrystalline cellulose, propylene glycol, simethicone emulsion, sodium benzoate, sucralose, titanium dioxide, and xanthan gum.

Final Thoughts:
Children's Imodium A-D is a useful product to have handy when your child develops a nasty case of diarrhea. Most all children with experience diarrhea at some point and the important thing to do is stop the runs as quickly as possible in order to avoid dehydration and other problems. Children's Imodium A-D eliminates the problem, helping children recover from diarrhea and slowly return to their normal selves.

I have taken dosages of regular Imodium A-D many times and when one of my little ones began to experience diarrhea, Imodium was the first product that came to mind. I admit, I didn't know at the moment that a child's version of Imodium A-D even existed, but I assumed it did. Most other well- known drugs have a child's version so I assumed that Imodium A.D. was no different.  A quick visit to Walgreen's confirmed my assumption and I purchased a bottle and brought it home.

One thing I noticed immediately about Children's Imodium A-D is that its age recommendation was lower than I had hoped. My girls have not reached their sixth birthday and I hesitated to purchase this product at first for that reason. But a quick look around the drug store, at other anti- diarrhea products for children, revealed that age six is the minimum recommended age for all of these over the counter drugs. I then made a quick check with the family physician and my fears were eased: My girls are bigger than average and while they do not weigh as much as the average six year old, they are close enough that  I was able to use Children's Imodium A-D, even though I was advised to give my girls a smaller dosage.

So, what types of results did I get? As usual, Children's Imodium A-Dcame through and solved the problem immediately, after a single dose. The reason I say "as usual" is because, even though I had never tried this product before, I have used Imodium A-D for adults dozens of times and it has always worked wonderfully. I expected Children's Imodium A-D to be just as good, and I wasn't disappointed at all.

One other thing I noticed about this product is that the label also recommends it for adults. There is nothing wrong with this, but it made me curious and I started looking at the other bottles of Imodium A-D. What I discovered is that Imodium A-D makes another, non- child product that is also recommended for children age six and up, as well as for adults. Unless I overlooked something, this is exactly the same product as Children's Imodium A-D.

Children's Imodium A-D is sold only in mint flavor, which may or may not be suitable to the tastes of all children. My girls prefer the taste of fruit, but they like mint well enough that they did not try to spit this out. However, one slight change that I made was to use a medicine dropper instead of the attached cup. I prefer to use a medicine dropper with my girls because it is less likely to spill. The manufacturer recommends using only the attached cup, probably to safeguard against some parents accidentally measuring incorrectly. As long as you know what you're doing, a medicine dropper should work just fine.

Overall, Children's Imodium A-D is yet another highly effective product from Imodium- the leader in diarrhea relief. It has eliminated the problem immediately each time my girls have used it and there have been no side effects or anything negative to report. A small, 4 oz. bottle sells for a relatively high price but the quick relief and the fact that this is the only over the counter diarrhea treatment for children between the age of six and twelve that earns FDA approval make Children's Imodium A-D a product I highly recommend.       

Recommend this product? Yes

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