Diocalm Ultra Capsules Pack of 6

Diocalm Ultra Capsules Pack of 6

Diocalm Ultra Capsules Pack of 6

Description

Diocalm Ultra capsules are used to treat the symptoms of acute (sudden, short-term) diarrhoea in adults and children aged 12 years and over.

Diocalm ultra capsules contain the active ingredient loperamide hydrochloride, which is a medicine used to treat diarrhoea. Diocalm ultra capsules works by slowing the muscular contractions of the intestine and so is called an 'antimotility' medicine.

Loperamide works by acting on the muscle lining the walls of the intestines. Diocalm ultra capsules reduces the muscular contractions of the intestine that move food and faecal matter through the gut.

This reduces the speed at which the gut contents are pushed through the intestines, allowing more time for water and electrolytes to be reabsorbed from the gut contents back into the body. This results in firmer stools that are passed less frequently.

Directions

Adults, the elderly and children 12 years and over

Two capsules immediately, followed by one capsule after each further bout of diarrhoea up to a maximum of 6 capsules in any 24 hours. Not to be given to children under 12 years. Do not exceed the stated dose. Consult your doctor if symptoms persist for more than 24 hours.

Overdose

In the event of accidental or deliberate overdose, medical attention should be sought immediately.

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.

PLEASE READ ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND LABELS PRIOR TO USE.

Warnings

BEFORE TAKING DIOCALM ULTRA CAPSULES

The following information should be read before using this product:

-    Do not use this product if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients listed at the beginning of this leaflet.

-    Do not take this product if you have constipation (reduced frequency of bowel movements), diverticular disease (inflamed intestine) or ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) - if in doubt please consult your doctor.

-    Do not take this product if you have impaired liver function (i.e. liver problems).

-    Do not use this product if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.

-    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this product.

-    This medicine is for the relief of the symptoms of diarrhoea and is not a substitute for oral rehydration therapy. It is important to replace body fluids and salts lost during diarrhoea, particularly if you are frail or elderly.

 

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.

PLEASE READ ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND LABELS PRIOR TO USE.

Ingredients

Diocalm Ultra Capsules contain the following active ingredient:

-    Loperamide Hydrochloride 2.0mg

They also contain the following inactive ingredients:

-    Lactose (DMV), Maize Starch (dried), Microcrystalline Cellulose (Avicel PH101), Pregelatinised Starch (dried), Croscarmellose Sodium, Dimethicone.

Shell Cap

-    Yellow Iron Oxide (E172), Black Iron Oxide (E172), Indigo Carmine (E132), Titanium Dioxide (E171), _ Gelatin.

Shell Body

-    Titanium Dioxide (E171), Gelatin.

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