the package insert of the medicine Diasec. Therapeutic class of Antidiarrheals. Active principles hydrochloride loperamide.
Diasec is indicated in the symptomatic treatment of:
- diarrhea acute nonspecific non-infectious;
- diarrhea chronic espoliativas associated with inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis;
- in the ileostomias and colostomias with excessive loss of water and electrolytes.
oral – adult Use
How it works?
In diarrhea, Diasec causes the stools to become more solid, and decreases the frequency of evacuations.
Has your early action from the first shot, taking place a gradual reduction of diarrhea.
How to use?
The following schema doctor is recommended:
- acute Diarrhea: the initial dose suggested is 2 tablets (4 mg), followed by 1 tablet (2 mg) after each subsequent liquid stool, up to a maximum daily dose of 8 tablets (16 mg), or at the physician’s discretion.
- chronic Diarrhea: the initial daily dosage is 2 tablets (4 mg).
This dose should be adjusted until 1 to 2 bowel movements solid day are obtained, which is achieved, in general, with a daily average which varies between 1 and 6 tablets (2 mg and 12 mg).
The maximum daily dose should not exceed 8 tablets (16 mg).
Lesion kidney: it is not necessary to adjust dose for patients with renal injury.
liver Injury: although there are no pharmacokinetic data available in patients with hepatic injury, Diasec should be used with caution in such patients because of reduced first pass metabolism (see item – Precautions and Warnings).
What are the evils that can cause me?
Can occur constipation (constipation), and the abdomen distended, as well as difficulty urinating.
in This case, stop taking Diasec and, if these effects are severe, consult a doctor.
hypersensitivity to the Diasec is rare.
Can be recognized, for example, by rash, itching, shortness of breath or swelling of the face.
If any of these signs occur, see your doctor.
Some times may occur the following complaints which may be due to the very diarrhea: abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, or drowsiness and dry mouth.
Although rare, some reactions may occur such as: dry mouth, constipation (constipation), colic, abdomen distended, abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness and fatigue.
When should I not use?
do Not use Diasec in children.
do Not take Diasec if you are allergic to hydrochloride loperamide, which is the active component of Diasec.
Diasec should not be used in cases of diarrhea in which the stools contain blood or pus, or is accompanied by fever.
do Not use Diasec if you are with constipation (constipation), or is the abdomen distended.
it should Also not be used if you have inflammation in the small intestine, without a specific indication from your doctor.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Although Diasec is a medicine to treat the symptoms of diarrhea it does not treat its cause.
The cause of diarrhea whenever possible, should be handled.
When you are with diarrhea, there is a large fluid loss through the stool, which must be replenished through the intake of plenty of fluids.
If the episode of acute diarrhea (diarrhea that appears suddenly) do not improve within a period of 48 hours, or if there is the appearance of fever, stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor.
If you experience constipation (constipation) during the treatment period, the same shall be suspended.
If the constipation is severe, call your doctor.
If you have AIDS and are being treated with Diasec for diarrhea and shows any sign of abdominal distended, stop taking Diasec immediately and advise your doctor.
Diasec in pregnancy and breast feeding
it is Not recommended the use of Diasec during pregnancy or breastfeeding, because small amounts of Diasec may appear in human milk.
Tell your doctor the occurrence of pregnancy during treatment or after its termination.
Inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
If you submit stool solid, or hardened, or if you are already there are 24 hours without a bowel movement, do not take more of the medicine.
Tell your doctor if you have liver problems.
You may require a medical follow-up more stringent.
there are No contraindications in taking Diasec if you drive or operate machinery unless you are feeling tired, dizziness or drowsiness.
Tell your doctor if you are using medicines that decrease the function of the stomach or of the bowel (for example, anticholinergics), as it can increase the effect of Diasec.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
If by accident you have taken Diasec in very large quantities, call immediately a doctor, especially if the following symptoms appear: muscle rigidity, movements without coordination, drowsiness, or difficulty breathing or urinating.
children are more sensitive than adults to Diasec.
If you experience accidental ingestion by children and some of the symptoms described above appear, consult a physician immediately.