Entrostop

Entrostop for children and adults

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Entrostop is a medicine to treat diarrhea. This drug contains Attapulgite and Pectin to treat diarrhea and its symptoms.

Entrostop is a Kalbe product that contains 50 mg of Pectin, making it safe and effective for relieving diarrhea symptoms. In addition, it also contains 650 mg of active colloid Attapulgite – which is a natural magnesium aluminium silicate that has adsorption power.

There are two types of Entrostop products that are sold freely on the market: Entrostop and Entrostop for Children

Entrostop contains 650 mg of attapulgite and 50 mg of pectin which functions to absorb toxins and bacteria that cause diarrhea in the intestine. In addition, this drug can also reduce the volume of fluid released and reduce bowel movements – thus alleviating complaints of abdominal pain.

When Attapulgite is consumed along with Pectin, both are able to absorb bacteria, viruses, toxins, and gas in the intestines that are at risk of causing diarrhea.

Entrostop is safe for adults and children over the age of 6. Entrostop for Children can be used to treat diarrhea in children as it contains various natural herbal ingredients with properties to alleviate symptoms of diarrhea – making it safe for children to consume.

Types of Entrostop

There are two types of products: Entrostop Tablet for adults and Herbal Entrostop for Children. 

For effective diarrhea treatment, take each type with the recommended dosage listed on the product package or as directed by your doctor. 

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any further questions.

1. Entrostop Tablets

Chemiron Blood Tablet is a diarrhea medicine for adults. It contains Attapulgite and Pectin which help treat diarrhea and its symptoms.

Tablet Production

Available in tablets. Each box contains 2 blisters with 12 tablets.

Tablet Dose Considerations

  • Dosage for children 6-12 years: 1 tablet after each bowel movement, maximum 6 tablets per day.
  • Dosage for adults and children >12 years: 2 tablets after each bowel movement, maximum 12 tablets per day.

Indications for Entrostop Tablet

This drug can be used to treat symptoms of diarrhea by absorbing toxins or bacteria that cause diarrhea. Attapulgite helps absorb toxins and bacteria that cause diarrhea. Meanwhile, Pectin works to treat watery stools. 

2. Herbal Entrostop for Children 

Herbal Entrostop for Children is a diarrhea medicine for children that contains extracts of tea leaves, guava leaves, turmeric, and ginger. This medicine helps reduce the frequency of bowel movements during diarrhea.

Herbal Entrostop for Children is available as a syrup with guava flavour.

Production

It is available in liquid form (syrup) with guava flavor. Each box contains 6 sachets @ 10 ml.

Dose Considerations

  • Dosage for children 6 to 12 years: 1 sachet, orally three times a day. Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 5.
  • Dosage for adults: 2 sachets orally, three times a day.

Indications for Herbal Entrostop for Children

Herbal Entrostop for Children contains herbal ingredients such as tea leaf extract, guava leaves, turmeric, and ginger. 

This medicine will help reduce the symptoms of diarrhea in children over 6 years. Each composition has benefits, such as:

  • Guava leaves: Helps stop diarrhea.
  • Ginger: Warms the body.
  • Turmeric: Relieves stomach upsets
  • Tea leaves: Removes toxins from the body.

Guidelines for Entrostop

Be sure to follow the directions to minimize the possibility of complications: 

  • Use Entrostop as directed by the instructions on the product package or as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop, increase, or reduce the dose without your doctor’s permission.
  • Entrostop is usually taken drunk after a bowel movement or before or after meals. Contact your doctor or pharmacist If you have any questions. 
  • It is advised to drink plenty of water during treatment to avoid dehydration.
  • This medicine contains attapulgite. Do not use Kaopectate Maximum Strength, Diasorb, or K-Pek if you are allergic to attapulgite or any of the ingredients in this medicine.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature.
  • Keep this medicine away from children.
  • In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical help for appropriate treatment.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have further questions about using this medication to treat diarrhea.

Contraindications for Entrostop

Be aware of possible contraindications for Entrostop before using it, as it contains Attapulgite. Possible contraindications include:

  • Dysentery
  • Hemophilia
  • Uric acid
  • High fever
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bloody ulcers
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Blood in stools

Call your healthcare provider right away if you experience any of the above contraindications for Entrostop.

Warnings

Attapulgite content in Entrostop is likely to interact with other drugs. This medicine may cause several risks when taken simultaneously with other drugs. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for more information.

In case of interactions, drugs containing aluminum, for example, those contained in antacids, iron or zinc–can bind to deferiprone in your digestive tract.

The risk that may occur after interaction is that your body may not absorb much of deferiprone and not function properly.

What to Do If Drug Interactions Occur? 

Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking Entrostop with other medicines. Be sure not to take medications containing aluminum, iron, or zinc within 4 hours of taking deferiprone.

Your pharmacist or doctor may already be aware of these possible interactions and monitor you for complications.

Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine before consulting your pharmacist or doctor first. 

List of Side Effects

Most medications have side effects. Possible side effects may include: 

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Stomach upsets
  • Mild constipation
  • Bloating 
  • Increased gas (flatulence)
  • Indigestion
  • Increased frequency of bowel movements

Make an appointment with your doctor or pharmacist through Smarter Health to find out more about the recommended dosage.

Smarter Health grants you access to healthcare services at home and abroad whenever you need them. 

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