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8 Times You Definitely Don't Want to Have Diarrhea


Diarrhea can strike at any time. And while there’s never a good time to have diarrhea, some occasions are much, much worse than others. Whether it’s a lifetime event, a high-stakes situation or just a huge inconvenience, avoid the trouble – and embarrassment – of these situations by planning ahead and preparing  by keeping IMODIUM® Products on hand.

8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

1. First Date: If there’s even a chance you want to see this person ever again, spending 20 minutes in the bathroom between dinner and dessert is not ideal.


8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

2. Big Presentation: Presentation deck? Check. Hair and outfit on point? Yup. Unlikely to make it through an hour-long meeting? Oh boy.


8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

3. Road Trip: The only thing worse than spending time in rest-stop bathrooms that are, shall we say, underserviced, is not making it to one at all.


8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

4. Black-Tie Event: Nothing puts the kibosh on the fanciest night of the year than worrying about diarrhea.


8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

5. Your Child’s Big Moment: They practiced really hard to belt out those three lines in the school play, so you probably don’t want to be locked in an undersized bathroom stall while they do it.


8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

6. Job Interview: The only thing more nerve-wracking than interviewing for a job you really want is adding to it the anxiety of unpredictable bowel activity.


8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

7.  Vacation: You worked hard – and paid a pretty penny – for that great tropical getaway, but you can’t enjoy the great local food if you’re worried about what it will do to your stomach.


8 times you don't want to have diarrhea

8. Wedding Day: You’re going to want to remember this day fondly, so don’t spend it waiting to sprint back up the aisle and straight to the bathroom.

Murphy’s Law says that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and it was probably written by someone who’s suffered from diarrhea. But you don’t have to live with that anxiety, and you shouldn’t have to miss out on life’s joys, big and small, for something as unpleasant as diarrhea.

If you feel a little uncertain about your digestion before a big event, make sure you have IMODIUM® Products on hand just in case. If you’re dealing with a minor bout of diarrhea, stay hydrated with plenty of water and drinks fortified with electrolytes instead of soda, coffee and other caffeinated drinks.

If a bout of diarrhea won’t go away, call your doctor if you don’t feel better after two days.


©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017


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