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Smecta Strawberry Diosmectite assists in the management of acute diarrhoea in adults, children and babies. It contains diosmectite, a natural alumino-magnesium silicate powder with adsorbent properties. It also assists in oral rehydration in infants and children.
Smecta Strawberry Diosmectite
SO.D11.9 anti-diarrhoeals naturopathy.Contains: diosmectite, a natural alumino-magnesium silicate powder with adsorbent properties, 3g per sachet powder. Contains glucose.Patient information leaflet.Ph: 087 742 1600/1860.Scheduling status: SO.Proprietary name, strength and pharmaceutical form:Smecta strawberry, diosmectite 3g per sachet, powder for oral suspension.What Smecta strawberry contains:The active substance is diosmectite, a natural alumino-magnesium silicate powder, 3g per sachet.The other ingredients are glucose monohydrate, strawberry flavour and saccharin sodium.What Smecta strawberry is used for:Smecta strawberry assists in the management of acute diarrhoea in adults and in addition to oral rehydration in infants and children. Smecta strawberry assists in the management of chronic diarrhoea (long-term diarrhoea) in adults only.Presentation of Smecta strawberry:10 foil sachets in an outer cardboard box.Identification of Smecta strawberry:An off-white to light beige powder.Ipsen.Powder for oral suspension.Sachet 0f 3.76g.
Quantity in pack:
Smecta®.Strawberry.Diosmectite.To assist in the management of acute.Diarrhoea in adults, children and babies.10 sachets.IPSEN.Litha Pharma.
Easy to use:To assist in the management of acute diarrhoea.For all ages.Dosage and directions for use: please refer to the leaflet.How to take Smecta strawberry:Do not share medicines prescribed for you with any other person.Always take Smecta strawberry exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.The usual oral dose is.Acute diarrhoea:Children and infants:Up to one year: 2 sachets per day for 3 days, then 1 sachet per day.Older than 1 year: 4 sachets per day for 3 days, then 2 sachets per day.In infants and children, the management of acute diarrhoea must be accompanied by the early administration of oral rehydration solution (ORS) to avoid dehydration.Adults:An average of 3 sachets per day. In practice, the daily dosage can be doubled at the beginning.Chronic diarrhoea:Adults:An average of 3 sachets per day.Method and route of administration:Oral route:The content of the sachet must be mixed in suspension directly before use. To obtain a homogenous suspension, slowly pour the powder over the water, while stirring continuously.Babies.Children.Children and infants: the content of the sachet may be mixed in a bottle of 50ml of water to be given during the day, or mixed with a semi liquid food, such as broth, compote, puree or baby food.Adults.Adults:The content of the sachet may be mixed with half a glass of water. Take Smecta strawberry preferably between meals.If you have the impression that the effect of Smecta strawberry is too strong or too weak, tell your doctor or pharmacist.If you take more Smecta strawberry than you should:In the event of overdosage, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If neither is available, seek help or contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre.If you forget to take a dose of Smecta strawberry:Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.
Store at or below 30 degrees C.Storing and disposing of Smecta strawberry:Keep out of reach and sight of children.Do not store in a bathroom.Do not use after the expiry date stated on the outer packaging.Return all unused medicine to your pharmacist. Do not dispose of unused medicine in drains or sewerage systems (e.g. toilets).
Keep out of reach and sight of children.This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.In infants and children, oral rehydration solution (ORS) must be administered in addition to Smecta® to avoid dehydration.Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.Smecta strawberry is available without a doctor's prescription, for you to assist in the management of acute and chronic diarrhoea. Nevertheless you still need to use Smecta strawberry carefully to get the best results from it.Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.Do not share Smecta strawberry with any other person.Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.You must see a doctor if you have acute and chronic diarrhoea and your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days.In infants and children, oral rehydration solution (ORS) must be administered at the earliest in addition to Smecta strawberry to avoid dehydration.Before you take Smecta strawberry:Do not take Smecta strawberry:If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to diosmectite or any of the other ingredients of Smecta strawberry.If you have fructose intolerance (rare hereditary illness), due to the presence of glucose.Take special care with Smecta strawberry:If you have acute and chronic diarrhoea and the problem does not disappear within 7 days, consult your doctor.If the pain is associated with a high temperature or vomiting, consult your doctor immediately.If you have a history of severe constipation.Taking Smecta strawberry with food and drink:Smecta strawberry is supplementary to dietary rules.Rehydrate with plenty of salty or sweet fluids, to make up for the loss of fluid, due to the diarrhoea (the daily mean intake of water for an adult is 2 litres).Maintain food intake (preferably grilled meat and rice) during the bout of diarrhoea, excluding certain supplements and in particular, raw vegetables, fruit, green vegetables, spicy food and frozen foods and drinks.Pregnancy and breastfeeding:If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or another healthcare professional for advice before taking this medicine.Driving and using machinery:No studies on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed. However, it is accepted that Smecta strawberry is not expected to interfere with your ability to drive safely or to operate any tools or machines.Important information about some of the ingredients of Smecta strawberry:Smecta strawberry contains glucose. Its use is not recommended in patients with fructose intolerance, glucose or galactose malabsorption syndrome or sucrase - isomaltase deficiency (rare hereditary diseases).Taking other medicines with Smecta strawberry:Always tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other medicine.(This includes complementary or traditional medicines). To avoid reducing the efficacy of the other treatments, you should take Smecta strawberry separately.Possible side effects:Smecta strawberry can have side effects.Not all side effects reported for Smecta strawberry are included in this leaflet. Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional for advice.During post-marketing experience, very rare cases of allergic reactions including urticaria, rashes, pruritis and angio-oedema have been reported. Cases of constipation worsening have also been reported. If any of the following happens, stop taking Smecta strawberry and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital:Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth or throat, which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.Rash or itching.These are all very serious side effects. If you have them, you may have had a serious allergic reaction to Smecta strawberry. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following:Constipation, usually resolving with the reduction of the dose, in rare cases, the constipation can get worse and Smecta strawberry must be stopped.Flatulence or wind.Vomiting.If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.