Application form: powders and granulation products
Indication group: antidiarrhoetics
Active substance: Diosmectitum 3 g
minimum amount for dispatch: Smecta is natural cleansing clay with a high binding capacity, which it is able to bind with phlegm of the digestive tract mucosa and to improve its quality and increase its amount. Owing to this it protects mucosa against infections and harmful substances and enables a faster recovery. At the same time Smecta is able to bind toxic substances produced by an infective source of diarrhoea. Smecta does not change stool colour, is not X-ray contrastive, does neither accelerate, nor decelerate passage through the digestive tract. It does not absorb. It is excreted in stool. Smecta should not be used for infants and children under 2 years. Due to the content of other clay constituents, for which there are insufficient data on the potential effects on the fetus, it is recommended that Smecta should not be used during pregnancy. Due to the content of other clay constituents, for which insufficient data are available on the potential effect on the breast-fed child, it is recommended that Smecta should not be used during breast-feeding.
Recommended dosage: Children from 2 years: 2 bags a day, together with a solution to replenish fluids into the body. Adults: 3 bags per day. This dose may be doubled at the beginning of an acute diarrhea episode.
Manufacturer: Beaufour Ipsen Industrie, Dreux Cedex, France, www.ipsen.com