Complementary symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhea in infants (>3 mth) & in childn together w/ oral rehydration & usual support measures, when measures alone are insufficient to control & when causal treatment is not possible. As complementary treatment if causal treatment is possible.
1.5 mg/kg/dose (corresponding to 1-2 sachet) tid, together w/ oral rehydration, at regular intervals. Childn >27 kg Two 30-mg sachet tid, 13-27 kg One 30-mg sachet tid. Duration: 5 days, not exceeding 7 days. Treatment should be continued until 2 normal stools are recorded.
Manage rehydration &/or consider IV rehydration especially in case of serious or prolonged diarrhea w/ significant vomiting or lack of appetite. Presence of bloody or purulent stool & fever; antibiotic-associated diarrhea; chronic diarrhea. Patients w/ diabetes (due to sucrose content). Prolonged or uncontrolled vomiting. Discontinue when severe skin reactions occur. Childn w/ renal or liver impairment. Chronic diarrhea. Pregnancy & lactation. Infant < 3 mth.