Tasectan sachets, specifically formulated for paediatric use, help to control and reduce the symptoms associated with diarrhoea resulting from various causes such as abdominal tension and frequent defecation. The product is usually effective within 12 hours.
Directions For Use
The powder enclosed in the sachets can be added to food or mixed with a small quantity of milk, fruit juice or water.
Mix well and give immediately.
Children under 2 years:
Consultation of a doctor or pharmacist is recommended prior to use.
Children under 3 years:
1 sachet every 6 hours until the symptoms disappear.
Children aged 3 to 14 years:
1 or 2 sachets every 6 hours until the symptoms disappear.
Children aged 14 to 18 years:
2 sachets every 6 hours until symptoms disappear.
The tablets should be taken with liquid
Adults over 18 years:
Take two tablets initially, followed by one tablet after every loose stool. Not more than 4 tablets should be taken in a day, limited to no more than 2 days.
Adolescents between 12 and 18 years:
Take one tablet initially, followed by one tablet after every loose stool. Not more than 4 tablets should be taken in a day, limited to no more than 2 days.
Use in children:
Imodium Plus must not be used in children under 12 years.
Treatment of diarrhoea with loperamide HCl is only symptomatic. Whenever an underlying etiology can be determined, specific treatment should be given when appropriate.
Imodium is not a substitute for rehydration therapy. In addition to taking Imodium, the patient should be advised to drink plenty of fluids such as water, clear soup and squash.
Patients should be advised to consult their doctor if diarrhoea persists for more than 24 hours.
Loperamide should be used with caution when hepatic function, necessary for the drug’s metabolism, is defective as this may result in relative overdose leading to CNS toxicity.
Patients with AIDS treated with Imodium Instants for diarrhoea should have therapy stopped at the earliest signs of abdominal distension. There have been isolated reports of toxic megacolon in AIDS patients with infectious colitis from both viral and bacterial pathogens treated with loperamide hydrochloride.
Antimotility agents such as loperamide may precipitate ileus and toxic megacolon in patients with ulcerative colitis, and should be avoided in severe acute attacks. It may be used cautiously in mild or less severe attacks as an adjunct to other measures, but should be discontinued promptly should abdominal distension or other untoward symptoms occur.
The stated dose should not be exceeded.
Each tablet contains loperamide hydrochloride 2 mg and simeticone equivalent to 125 mg dimeticone.