Smecta

Smecta

dioctahedral smectite

Manufacturer:

Ipsen Pharma

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma

Marketer:

EP Plus Group
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Dioctahedral smectite
Indications/Uses
In addition to oral rehydration for acute diarrhoea in adults & childn >2 yr. Symptomatic treatment of chronic functional diarrhoea & pain associated w/ functional bowel diseases in adults.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Acute diarrhoea Adult Ave: 3 sachets daily for 7 days, may be doubled at the start of treatment. Childn from 2 yr 4 sachets daily for 3 days then 2 sachets daily for 4 days. Other indications Adult Ave: 3 sachets daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Powd for oral susp: Dissolve contents of sachet w/ 50 mL of water. For childn, dissolve contents of sachet in the feeding bottle w/ 50 mL of water or mix w/ semi-liqd food (eg, broth, compote, puree, baby food). SmectaGo: Swallow contents of sachet directly. Massage sachet before opening & use only once after opening.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if constipation occurs. Hypersensitivity. History of severe chronic constipation. Ensure plenty of sweet & salty fluids to avoid dehydration. Avoid raw vegetables & fruit, green vegetables, spicy dishes, frozen foods/drinks, grilled meat & rice. Avoid chronic use. Fructose intolerance, glucose & galactose malabsorption syndrome or sucrose/somaltase deficiency. Not recommended during pregnancy & lactation. Avoid use in infants & childn <2 yr.
Drug Interactions
Not to be co-administered w/ any other drugs.
MIMS Class
Antidiarrheals
ATC Classification
A07BC05 - diosmectite ; Belongs to the class of other intestinal adsorbents.
Presentation/Packing
Form
SmectaGo ready-to-drink oral susp 3 g
Packing/Price
(caramel cocoa flavour) 12 × 1's
Form
Smecta powd for oral susp 3 g
Packing/Price
(orange-vanilla/strawberry flavour) 12 × 1's
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