Dioctahedral smectite

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Chronic diarrhoea
Adult: 9 g daily for 7 days.
Child: 2 years 3-6 g daily; >2 years 6-9 g daily. Treatment duration: Up to 7 days.
Powder for oral susp: Stir thoroughly in half glass of water. For children, add 50 mL of water and stir thoroughly in the feeding bottle, or mix with a semi-liquid food (e.g. broth, stewed fruit, mashed vegetables, baby food).
Special Precautions
Intestinal occlusion. Children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Gastrointestinal disorders: Rarely, aggravation of constipation.
Drug Interactions
May interfere with the absorption of other substances when administered simultaneously.
Description: Dioctahedral smectite has a powerful coating property on the gastrointestinal mucosa. It protects the gastrointestinal mucosa by interacting with glycoprotein of mucus thus increasing the resistance of the mucosal gel as a response to aggressive agents.
Synonym: diosmectite.
Absorption: Not absorbed.
Metabolism: Not metabolised.
Excretion: Via faeces.
Store below 25°C.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A07BC05 - diosmectite ; Belongs to the class of other intestinal adsorbents.
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