What is Diareze?
The active ingredient of Diareze tablets is loperamide, an antimotility agent that works by decreasing the activity of the muscles in the intestinal wall. This increases the amount of time substances stay in the intestine and allows more water to be absorbed out of the faecal matter. As a result, the stools are less watery.
Each tablet of Diareze contains loperamide hydrochloride 2 mg.
Do Diareze tablets have any unwanted effects?
The active ingredient of Diareze tablets is generally well tolerated. Unwanted effects with an incidence of 1% or greater include nausea, constipation and abdominal cramps.
Can everyone take Diareze?
If you have a fever or if you see blood in your faeces, you should consult your doctor before using Diareze.
As with most medicines, do not use Diareze tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding except on doctor’s advice.
Do not take Diareze tablets if you are constipated or if constipation is to be avoided.
Do not take Diareze tablets if you get a rash or other allergic reactions have occurred previously when taking loperamide.
Do not give Diareze tablets to children under 12 years of age.