Imodium Advanced products some relief for a person suffering from bowel problems. Imodium products are very costly. Effectiveness Just remember that Imodium advanced provides relief from various symptoms but is not a cure. It takes time for it to take effect. Don't expect instant relief. It lessens the symptoms including bloating but does not eliminate them. Ease of Use This product can be chewed or swallowed. Immediacy Symptoms are lessened but not eliminated. This product needs time to take effect. The effect may also be effected by the reason one is taking this product such as a temporary illness or a specific illness such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or eating a food that gives one constipation or indigestion.