Imodium Instants Diarrhoea Relief - 6 Melts £1.80 with Amazon UK
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Imodium Instants Diarrhoea Relief - 6 Melts £1.80 with Amazon UK

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Found 6th Jun 2012
Great for holidays and if travelling. These are normally £3.99 in supermarkets and chemists.

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Normal price in supermarkets for these are £3. Only Boots and Superdrug sell them for £3.85.
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remember being forced to pay a small fortune for these in boots once. probabily would have paid £100 if they were looking for it at the time mind

heat
Edited by: "Saintledger" 6th Jun 2012

If you need to click Subscribe and save to get this price ,then you really should go and see your Doctor.

Not melts but but for non emergencies, Tesco/Asda/Sainsbury branded packs of 6 diarrhoea tablets are only 75p.


Edited by: "Speculator" 6th Jun 2012

Melts are currently £2 @ Tesco if you can't wait for delivery. Amazon have price matched Tesco.
Edited by: "Speculator" 6th Jun 2012

My doc told me the quickest way to get rid of infection is to puke and crap it out, so these delay your recovery. That said, if you're on holiday and you're facing a flight home or what have you, you'd pay a small fortune for a couple of these pills, so heat added.

Click subscribe and save then cancel to save 20p . Is it really worth the trouble ?
Not really in the spirit of subscribe and save . Still a good price

Are theses the ones Madge recommends that come with smiley faces on, if so its hot from me.

These tablets allow me to live life normally.

- Chronic IBS Sufferer.

solonely

If you need to click Subscribe and save to get this price ,then you … If you need to click Subscribe and save to get this price ,then you really should go and see your Doctor.



Already have. It's called IBS. Thankfully I have it mild - I suffer from it maybe 1 or 2 days a week and medication like this help me live a normal life... Hopefully you can appreciate that :-)

yellowputty

These tablets allow me to live life normally.- Chronic IBS Sufferer.



Know the feel, bro.

Imodium is brilliant stuff, I don't settle for any other brand as its worked 100% of the time.

Greyze - try ASDA own brand ones. It's about 80p a packet (they won't let you scan more than two packs a time) and they actually work for me. These and the Imodiums (any kind) are the only ones that work for me.

Another IBS Imodium addict here! Although I tend to buy supermarket stuff as branded is too overpriced.
Edited by: "Phill_1981" 7th Jun 2012

Gball

My doc told me the quickest way to get rid of infection is to puke and … My doc told me the quickest way to get rid of infection is to puke and crap it out, so these delay your recovery. That said, if you're on holiday and you're facing a flight home or what have you, you'd pay a small fortune for a couple of these pills, so heat added.

Nice Doctor, did he say in the same words?

Phill_1981

Another IBS Imodium addict here! Although I tend to buy supermarket stuff … Another IBS Imodium addict here! Although I tend to buy supermarket stuff as branded is too overpriced.



I think i have IBS (self-diagnosed). Often get cramping but is this only for IBS-D?
I seem to suffer from IBS-C so this doesn't apply to all forms of IBS?

TheRustaman

I think i have IBS (self-diagnosed). Often get cramping but is this only … I think i have IBS (self-diagnosed). Often get cramping but is this only for IBS-D?I seem to suffer from IBS-C so this doesn't apply to all forms of IBS?



No, happens in both cases. Some people alternative between the two; IBS-A.
Edited by: "tsimehC" 7th Jun 2012

necessary item if travelling to india or pakistan

The active ingredient is loperamide: search on eBay you can get 200 for a fiver from the states.

I know it's usually quite light hearted on here, but having read some of the comments I felt compelled to speak out. I too was suffering from IBS symptoms and my GP kept sending me away with IBS medication. Eventually my dear nagging wife insisted that I saw a specialist and to cut a long story short, after a colonoscopy we discovered I had advanced bowel cancer - at the age of 39! I don't want to scare anyone, but please please please don't self-diagnose. If you regularly feel abdominal cramps and diarrhoea then don't take no for an answer and insist that you are properly tested for bowel cancer.

Why waste your money?

1 The only difference between original Imodium and Imodium Melts is that you don't need to take Melts with water

2 There is no difference at all between original Imodium and the Tesco/Sainsbury/Poundland etc equivalent - they all contain 2 mg Loperamide Hydrochloride

3 The Tesco equivalent (Diarrhoea Relief Capsules) is identical to the original Imodium and costs just 75p


"Loperamide (full name: Loperamide Hydrochloride) is the active ingredient in diarrhoea treatments such as Imodium.

Imodium comes in three forms; The original Imodium Capsules are still the most widely used, and is just as effective as it always was. More recently, Imodium Instant Melts have been produced, which melt on the tongue and do not need to be taken with water. They have exactly the same active ingredient as the original capsules."


BTW, Imodium Melts are only £2 at Tesco at the moment.

oh, poopie cones

Gball

My doc told me the quickest way to get rid of infection is to puke and … My doc told me the quickest way to get rid of infection is to puke and crap it out, so these delay your recovery. That said, if you're on holiday and you're facing a flight home or what have you, you'd pay a small fortune for a couple of these pills, so heat added.



A quick search will confirm that its not recommended to take this if you have a bacterial infection, like food posioning/ travellers diaoreaa. Unless you read the advice at Imodium's website.

I find them so fiddly to insert !!!!!!!!!!!!!

do they deliver to Uranus?

Make sure everyone runs for this one before they sell out!

OOS

As others have said, as long as people are stupid enough to pay this kind of money, they will carry on ripping you off. Just buy supermarket own brand at a fraction of the price. Only take these if you have seen your GP and had your poo tested, as if its bacteria that's causing it, then it will keep coming back until you stop taking the tablets and allow your body to get rid of it.

vandelay

I know it's usually quite light hearted on here, but having read some of … I know it's usually quite light hearted on here, but having read some of the comments I felt compelled to speak out. I too was suffering from IBS symptoms and my GP kept sending me away with IBS medication. Eventually my dear nagging wife insisted that I saw a specialist and to cut a long story short, after a colonoscopy we discovered I had advanced bowel cancer - at the age of 39! I don't want to scare anyone, but please please please don't self-diagnose. If you regularly feel abdominal cramps and diarrhoea then don't take no for an answer and insist that you are properly tested for bowel cancer.



I seem to be hearing this happen a lot, doctors are too quick to decide you are too young to have it and can't be bothered to have you tested. Thank God for nagging wives eh, or you may not be here! Good of you warn people and hope you are ok.
Edited by: "lianne21" 7th Jun 2012


This thread will run and run ...

Also check in case you have tapeworm.

lianne21

As others have said, as long as people are stupid enough to pay this kind … As others have said, as long as people are stupid enough to pay this kind of money, they will carry on ripping you off. Just buy supermarket own brand at a fraction of the price. Only take these if you have seen your GP and had your poo tested, as if its bacteria that's causing it, then it will keep coming back until you stop taking the tablets and allow your body to get rid of it.



There's a reason why branded stuff works better. Or I guess you're too uneducated to know about the placebo effect. Too lazy to look it up? Don't worry, I've saved you some time. Here's an example:

"In this study, branded aspirin worked better than unbranded aspirin, which worked better than branded placebo, which worked better than unbranded placebo." - http://www.annals.org/content/136/6/471.full

or here: "One study compared four groups treated for headache, and found that the order of therapeutic effect was: placebo < ‘branded’ placebo < aspirin < branded aspirin (Braithwaite & Cooper, 1981)" - http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/12/4/287.full.pdf

or here: "Participants under the illusion that a drug was more expensive were more responsive to its perceived effect. Branded packaging also proved more effective than bland boxes. This effect is not restricted to placebos: some people find branded, expensive ibuprofen to be more effective than supermarkets own brand products, only because its looks better and costs more." - http://www.bangscience.org/2011/06/the-placebo-effect/

or here: https://www.google.co.uk/search?aq=f&sugexp=chrome,mod=3&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=placebo+branded

or maybe think twice before calling people stupid as you may not be in the right?

Edited by: "benjai" 7th Jun 2012

vandelay

I know it's usually quite light hearted on here, but having read some of … I know it's usually quite light hearted on here, but having read some of the comments I felt compelled to speak out. I too was suffering from IBS symptoms and my GP kept sending me away with IBS medication. Eventually my dear nagging wife insisted that I saw a specialist and to cut a long story short, after a colonoscopy we discovered I had advanced bowel cancer - at the age of 39! I don't want to scare anyone, but please please please don't self-diagnose. If you regularly feel abdominal cramps and diarrhoea then don't take no for an answer and insist that you are properly tested for bowel cancer.



Did you have classic symptoms.. eg. weightloss.. anemia.. blood test abnormalities?

Most GPs are fairly useless outside of transient minor ailments... IBS is one of those labels they will apply if they cant diagnose anything else.. but you have a right to proceed with "normal investigation procedures" - up to and including endoscopy.. I am somewhere near putting in a complaint to my PCT for exactly this reason. My GP says she is not worried about my aches and pains, but I don't find that reassuring - particularly since I recently learned a previous patient of hers was diagnosed with IBS, and two years later found to have bowel cancer and is now dead. :-(

OK again people shouldn't worry unnecessarily.. but know your rights and dont let your GP fob you off..

The thing that works best for me is moderate amount of codeine - again I have a problem with the GP as she is fixated on the addictive potential of medicines to the point of denial of "stuff that works", so I end up chasing round pharmacies for the linctus and self-medicating.. never have had a problem stopping and startng codeine just use it when symptoms are bad.. I'm not encouraging, but know that Immodium is basically codeine that doesnt cross the blood-brain barrier so its pretty much the same thing without the pscyhological /painkiller effects.. immodium is also habit forming and will lead to problems if you train your gut to become accustomed to it..

You've got to try cutting grains and gluten and alternating your diet (safetly ie gradually) to elimate that sort of problem...

benjai

There's a reason why branded stuff works better. Or I guess you're too … There's a reason why branded stuff works better. Or I guess you're too uneducated to know about the placebo effect. Too lazy to look it up? Don't worry, I've saved you some time. Here's an example:"In this study, branded aspirin worked better than unbranded aspirin, which worked better than branded placebo, which worked better than unbranded placebo." - http://www.annals.org/content/136/6/471.fullor here: "One study compared four groups treated for headache, and found that the order of therapeutic effect was: placebo < ‘branded’ placebo < aspirin < branded aspirin (Braithwaite & Cooper, 1981)" - http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/12/4/287.full.pdfor here: "Participants under the illusion that a drug was more expensive were more responsive to its perceived effect. Branded packaging also proved more effective than bland boxes. This effect is not restricted to placebos: some people find branded, expensive ibuprofen to be more effective than supermarkets own brand products, only because its looks better and costs more." - http://www.bangscience.org/2011/06/the-placebo-effect/or here: https://www.google.co.uk/search?aq=f&sugexp=chrome,mod=3&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=placebo+brandedor maybe think twice before calling people stupid as you may not be in the right?



Well that just proves my point. If you are stupid enough to think that one medicine will work better than another medicine with exactly the same ingredients because it is more expensive, then I rest my case.

Stupid is as stupid does.

benjai

There's a reason why branded stuff works better. Or I guess you're too … There's a reason why branded stuff works better. Or I guess you're too uneducated to know about the placebo effect. Too lazy to look it up? Don't worry, I've saved you some time. Here's an example:"In this study, branded aspirin worked better than unbranded aspirin, which worked better than branded placebo, which worked better than unbranded placebo." - http://www.annals.org/content/136/6/471.fullor here: "One study compared four groups treated for headache, and found that the order of therapeutic effect was: placebo < ‘branded’ placebo < aspirin < branded aspirin (Braithwaite & Cooper, 1981)" - http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/12/4/287.full.pdfor here: "Participants under the illusion that a drug was more expensive were more responsive to its perceived effect. Branded packaging also proved more effective than bland boxes. This effect is not restricted to placebos: some people find branded, expensive ibuprofen to be more effective than supermarkets own brand products, only because its looks better and costs more." - http://www.bangscience.org/2011/06/the-placebo-effect/or here: https://www.google.co.uk/search?aq=f&sugexp=chrome,mod=3&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=placebo+brandedor maybe think twice before calling people stupid as you may not be in the right?



Medicines are tested and must be bioequivalant within pretty tight thresholds under UK law. No branded and unbranded are not necessarly the same.. bulking agents and additives (and arguably the methods by which the active ingredient is produced) vary and result in difference in rate its absorbed into blood stream and so forth. Sometimes the unbranded one is better, but often the license holder has established production techniques and invested heavily, with a resulting chemical purity that exceeds lesser facilities..

In this case, its just immodium.. immodium is immodium has been in production for decades... the main difference here is the "rapid release " format presumably.. but no way on earth that it can be more effective than liquid form codeine

I note you are promoting the branded version also on perceived effect.. well yes and of course and thus the marketing of IBULIEVE ("I believe") and so on.. but that isnt an argument for buying branded any more than it is for buying branded air for your tyres...

lianne21

Well that just proves my point. If you are stupid enough to think that … Well that just proves my point. If you are stupid enough to think that one medicine will work better than another medicine with exactly the same ingredients because it is more expensive, then I rest my case. Stupid is as stupid does.



Unfortunately you have blown your argument now as ingredients are NOT identical.. even the active ingredient vary in purity as stated above..

lianne21

Well that just proves my point. If you are stupid enough to think that … Well that just proves my point. If you are stupid enough to think that one medicine will work better than another medicine with exactly the same ingredients because it is more expensive, then I rest my case. Stupid is as stupid does.

Participants under the illusion that a drug was more expensive were more … Participants under the illusion that a drug was more expensive were more responsive to its perceived effect. Branded packaging also proved more effective than bland boxes. This effect is not restricted to placebos: some people find branded, expensive ibuprofen to be more effective than supermarkets own brand products, only because its looks better and costs more






I have blown nothing. I repeat, if you think a box containing the same medicine will work better because it is packaged nicer or 'looks' more expensive then you are stupid. Plain and simple.

lianne21

I have blown nothing. I repeat, if you think a box containing the same … I have blown nothing. I repeat, if you think a box containing the same medicine will work better because it is packaged nicer or 'looks' more expensive then you are stupid. Plain and simple.



So you're immune to all marketing psychological effects? Well done, you must be a robot.

benjai

So you're immune to all marketing psychological effects? Well done, you … So you're immune to all marketing psychological effects? Well done, you must be a robot.



Or maybe not sufficiently gullible to believe all the marketing hype that the drug manufacturers pump out.

All of these contain the same active ingredient (Loperamide Hydrochloride) in the same quantity. If people are daft enough to want to pay over the odds for a brand name, let them - their loss! X)

lianne21

I have blown nothing. I repeat, if you think a box containing the same … I have blown nothing. I repeat, if you think a box containing the same medicine will work better because it is packaged nicer or 'looks' more expensive then you are stupid. Plain and simple.



You are getting two posters mixed up here (and have failed to follow the progression of the conversation) so you are what you accuse others of - stupid - we now have proof of that !!

Newbold

So you're immune to all marketing psychological effects? Well done, you … So you're immune to all marketing psychological effects? Well done, you must be a robot.



It's all about being informed.

When you know you're taking a placebo - it ceases to have any psychological effects.

If it doesn't, well... these are the people you have to worry about... oO

So be informed that tablets contain bulking agents, variation in purity, but are bioequivolent to (IIRC) 80 or 90% in absortion rates etc.. most times the generic will do just fine !

I only came into this thread to read the jokes! Where are the comedy lines?
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