Imodium for me, no matter how many I take, or how regularly, or what time, does not eradicate diarrhea. It postpones it. I can load up on it at night and even take 1 in the am, (mornings are my worst, as are for many of us) and it will just plug me up for half the day, or the day, and then when I have a bowel movement it is diarrhea again. It makes me not go, yes...but when I do go, it is still diarrhea. I'm not interested in dosing ideas, but rather would be interested in hearing if it firms up your stool or not. Curious about its effect on others.Thanks.