My poor little guy woke up the day after Christmas with diarrhea. After several failed attempts to get to the toilet I knew I had to go and get him something. The first thing that I spotted was Imodium A-D for children. The medication comes in a 4oz mint flavored colored bottle and the medication is mint flavored. It comes with it's own measuring and serving cup. What really surprised me is the large serving sizes required. The first serving after the first indication of diarrhea is 6 teaspoons for kids over 12 and 3 teaspoons for kids from 9 to 11 and 3 teaspoons between 6 and 8. After that first serving though it cuts down to half. That first serving was hard to get in to my son because he did not like the taste at all. In fact if I had, had a camera and took a video of him drinking it for the first time I could have put it on youtube because it was so funny. Unfortunately he could only manage to get about 3/4 of it down and then down right refused to finish it. Knowing he would probably throw it up if I tried to make him take the rest, I just hoped that, that what he took was enough to do the trick. He has not gone to the bathroom since and that was several hours ago so it does really seem to be working really well. The active ingredient is 1 mg loperamide. The product really does work it is just a shame it is so unpleasant tasting. Kids do not want to drink something that tastes awful. I am hoping I won't have to give him any more because I honestly don't know if I will be able to get him to take it. it is kind of too thick to mix it in to something The bottom line is it works great if you can get your child to drink it. Effectiveness Worked really well almost immediately. Ease of Use Would be a lot easier to use if it tasted better. The taste was not one my son wanted to finish. it does not smell really great either. Immediacy Great! Seemed to work right away.
Crystal Lake, IL