What is Dioclear?

About Dioclear

What is Dioclear?

Dioclear contains a natural clay with a very high surface area called Diosmectite. Diosmectite absorbs water and binds diarrhoea causing substances which increase stool consistency and slows expulsion to help stop Diarrhoea in its tracks!!

Dioclear does not enter your bloodstream; it works in the digestive system making it a safe treatment for the whole family.

Dioclear – Safe –Effective and Clinically proven treatment for all type of Diarrhoea. Available from all leading pharmacies.

Dioclear is clinically proven and can be used for the whole family, from children (> 2 year) through to adults. Dioclear has a pleasant orange flavour.

How does Dioclear work?

Dioclear contains diosmectite a natural clay with a very high surface area. Dioclear protects the gastrointestinal mucosa and entraps pathogens that can cause diarrhoea. Dioclear also absorbs water from the large intestine restoring balance.

Instructions for Use:

Adults: 1 sachet in 100ml of liquid 3 times per day.

Children > 6 years |  2-3 sachets per day.
Children > 2 year | 1-2 sachet per day.

Dissolve the contents in water or other liquid. For young children, the contents of the sachet can be suspended in the bottle feeder in 50ml of water or mixed with any other beverage and divided into 2-3 doses throughout the day. It is also possible to dissolve Dioclear in semisolid feedings. To obtain a homogeneous suspension, pour powder slowly into the liquid and mix well.

What is Diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is defined by the World Health Organization as having three or more loose or liquid stools per day. Most people will have one to two bouts of diarrhoea per year, often accompanied by abdominal pain, cramps or bloating.

How long does Diarrhoea occur for?

There are two types of diarrhoea: acute and chronic. The majority of people are likely to suffer from acute diarrhoea, which is sudden and short lived, usually lasting for 1 to 5 days, sometimes longer and is not usually serious unless the patient is an infant or elderly.

Key goals in management of Diarrhoea

1. Reduce duration and severity of Diarrhoea: Use an anti-diarrhoeal treatment such as Dioclear to reduce stool output and duration of diarrhoea.

2. Prevent and treat dehydration: Keep up your fluid intake: Diarrhoea causes the body to loose fluids. To avoid dehydration it is important to take oral rehydration salts dissolved in water.

3. Prevent nutritional damage: The World Health Organization recommends that children/Adults with diarrhoea continue to eat as normal to ensure sufficient nutrients are present for recovery and repair of normal intestinal function.

4. Restore your flora in your gut to normal, by taking a probiotic.

When do I need to go to my doctor?

Always consult your Pharmacist but for best advice a GP Referral is recommended if diarrhoea continues for more than 2 days or in the following situations:
  • Moderate or severe diarrhoea in young children/infants.
  • Blood in faeces.
  • Associated non–cramping abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, etc.
  • People who have been travelling.
  • In food handlers, because of the potential to infect others.
  • In institutions such as hospitals, child care centres, or geriatric and convalescent homes.