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DIAQUITTE 2MG CAPSULES

Active substance(s): LOPERAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE / LOPERAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE / LOPERAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Package leaflet:
Information for the user

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without
PRESCRIPTION (OWEVER YOU STILL NEED TO TAKE
Diarrhoea Relief Capsules carefully to get
the best results from them.
Always take this medicine exactly as
described in this leaflet or as your doctor or
pharmacist have told you.
s +EEP THIS LEAFLET9OU MAY NEED TO READ IT
again.
s !SK YOUR PHARMACIST IF YOU NEED MORE
information or advice.
s )F YOU GET ANY SIDE EFFECTS TALK TO YOUR
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. See section 4.
s 9OU MUST TALK TO A DOCTOR IF YOU DO NOT
feel better or if you feel worse after 24
hours.
0HARMA CODE 

What is in this leaflet:

1. What Diarrhoea Relief Capsules are and
what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take
Diarrhoea Relief Capsules
3. How to take Diarrhoea Relief Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Diarrhoea Relief Capsules
6. Contents of the pack and other
information

1

What Diarrhoea Relief Capsules are
and what they are used for

Diarrhoea Relief Capsules contain
Loperamide, which belongs to a group of
drugs called antidiarrhoeals.
Diarrhoea Relief Capsules are used to treat
THE SYMPTOMS OF SUDDEN SHORT LIVED ACUTE
cases of diarrhoea in adults and children
AGED  YEARS AND OVER

s RITONAVIR USED TO TREAT ()6
s ITRACONAZOLE OR KETOCONAZOLE USED TO
treat fungal infections)
s GEMFIBROZIL USED TO REDUCE HIGH FAT LEVELS
CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES IN THE
blood)
s DESMOPRESSIN REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF
urine produced by the kidneys).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, have recently taken or might take
any other medicine.
Diarrhoea Relief Capsules contain lactose
Patients who are intolerant to lactose should
note that Diarrhoea Relief Capsules contain
a small amount of lactose. If your doctor has
told you that you have an intolerance to some
sugars, contact your doctor or pharmacist
for advice before taking this medicine.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think
you may be pregnant or are planning to
have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist
for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Diarrhoea Relief Capsules may make you
FEEL TIRED DIZZY OR DROWSY $O NOT DRIVE OR
use machinery until you are sure you are
not affected.

3

How to take Diarrhoea Relief
Capsules

If your doctor has prescribed this medicine,
always take Diarrhoea Relief Capsules
exactly as your doctor has told you.
Otherwise follow the instructions below.
If you are not sure how to take this medicine,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you see a doctor or go into hospital, let
him or the staff know what medicines you
are taking.

When you have diarrhoea, your body loses
large amounts of fluid and salts which need
to be replaced. This is particularly important
you need to know before you
2 What
in frail or elderly patients. Drink plenty of
take Diarrhoea Relief Capsules
fluids but preferably not plain water. You can
Do not take Diarrhoea Relief Capsules if you: replace the lost salts by taking oral
s ARE ALLERGIC HYPERSENSITIVE TO LOPERAMIDE rehydration therapy, which is a powder
containing salts and sugar. Ask your
or any of the other ingredients of this
pharmacist for advice about these.
MEDICINE LISTED IN SECTION 
s HAVE ACUTE DYSENTERY WHICH IS
characterised by blood in your stools and The capsules should be swallowed
preferably with a drink of water. If symptoms
a high temperature
s HAVE ACUTE ULCERATIVE COLITIS INFLAMMATION persist after 24 hours, consult your doctor.
of the large intestine, accompanied by
Acute Diarrhoea
ulcers)
s have a bacterial infection of the intestines, s Adults (including the elderly)
Two capsules should be taken to start
such as salmonella poisoning
with, followed by a further capsule after
s HAVE AN INFECTION OF THE LARGE INTESTINE
each episode of diarrhoea. Do not take
following the use of antibiotics
more than 6 capsules a day.
s HAVE CONSTIPATION OR ANY FORM OF
s Children 12-17 years
inflammation or blockage of the bowel
One capsule should be taken to start with,
s HAVE ABDOMINAL DISTENSION WHICH
followed by a further capsule after each
produces a bloated stomach
episode of diarrhoea. Do not take more
s these capsules should not be taken by
THAN  CAPSULES PER  KG OF THE CHILDS
children under 12 years old.
bodyweight, up to a maximum of 6
capsules a day.
Warnings and precautions
If you still have diarrhoea after 24 hours
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
treatment,
you should consult your doctor.
taking this medicine if you:
s HAVE LIVER PROBLEMS
If you take more Diarrhoea Relief Capsules
s HAVE !)$3
than you should
Other medicines and Diarrhoea Relief
)F YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE SWALLOW A LOT OF THE
Capsules
capsules all together, or if you think a child
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
has swallowed any of the capsules, contact
taking, have recently taken or might take
your nearest hospital casualty department
any other medicine:
or your doctor immediately. An overdose is
s QUINIDINE USED TO TREAT AN UNEVEN HEART
likely to cause constipation, problems
beat)
passing water, tight muscles, drowsiness,

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DIARRHOEA RELIEF CAPSULES
LOPERAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE

TEVA UK Ref:

Version:

231-30-84174-W.LEA LOPERAMIDE 2mg CAP GEN

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slow breathing and abnormal co-ordination.
Please take this leaflet, any remaining
capsules and the container with you to the
hospital or doctor so that they know which
capsules were consumed.
If you have any further questions on the use
of this product, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.

pharmacist how to throw away medicines
you no longer use. These measures will help
to protect the environment.

Common MAY AFFECT UP TO  IN  PEOPLE 
s CONSTIPATION FEELING SICK NAUSEA WIND
FLATULENCE
s HEADACHE
s DIZZINESS

Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation holder and
company responsible for manufacture:
4%6! 5+ ,IMITED %ASTBOURNE ". !'

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Contents of the pack and other
information

What Diarrhoea Relief Capsules contain:
s 4HE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IS LOPERAMIDE
hydrochloride.
4 Possible side effects
s 4HE OTHER INGREDIENTS ARE MAIZE STARCH
LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE POVIDONE %
Like all medicines, Diarrhoea Relief Capsules
SODIUM STARCH GLYCOLATE 4YPE ! AND
can cause side effects, although not
MAGNESIUM STEARATE % 4HE CAPSULE
everybody gets them.
shell contains gelatin, titanium dioxide
If the following happens, stop taking the
% YELLOW IRON OXIDE % AND
capsules and tell your doctor immediately
PATENT BLUE 6 % 4HE PRINTING INK
or go to the casualty department at your
contains shellac, simeticone, titanium
nearest hospital:
DIOXIDE % AND PROPYLENE GLYCOL
s AN ALLERGIC REACTION SWELLING OF THE LIPS
% 
face or neck leading to severe difficulty in
breathing; skin rash or hives)
s BLISTERSBLEEDINGPEELING OF THE LIPS EYES What Diarrhoea Relief Capsules look like
and contents of the pack:
nose, mouth and genitals.
These are very serious but rare side effects. s 4HE $IARRHOEA 2ELIEF #APSULES ARE GREEN
and dark grey capsules containing a fine
You may need urgent medical attention or
WHITE POWDER4HEY ARE PRINTED @,/0
hospitalisation.
s 4HE PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE IN A PACK SIZE OF 
capsules.
Other side effects

This leaflet was last revised: 10/2014
Uncommon MAY AFFECT UP TO  IN 
people):
0, 
s STOMACH PAIN OR DISCOMFORT DRY MOUTH
s UPPER STOMACH PAIN BEING SICK VOMITING
s INDIGESTION DYSPEPSIA
s RASH
Rare MAY AFFECT UP TO  IN   PEOPLE 
s STOMACH BLOATING ABDOMINAL DISTENSION
Not known &REQUENCY CANNOT BE ESTIMATED
from the available data)
s LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUPOR REDUCED
consciousness
s REDUCED PUPIL SIZE MIOSIS
s BOWEL OBSTRUCTION ILEUS ENLARGED
INTESTINE MEGACOLON A BURNING OR
tingling sensation of the lips or tongue
GLOSSODYNIA
s STOMACH BLOATING ABDOMINAL DISTENSION
s PROBLEMS PASSING WATER URINARY
retention)
s TIREDNESS FATIGUE
s DROWSINESS SOMNOLENCE 
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at:
WWWMHRAGOVUKYELLOWCARD
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

5

How to store Diarrhoea Relief
Capsules

Keep this medicine out of the sight and
reach of children.
These capsules should be stored in the
package or container supplied. Do not
transfer them to another container.
Do not use Diarrhoea Relief Capsules after
the expiry date that is stated on the outer
packaging. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your

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