At Chemist 4 U, we stock a range of anti-diarrhoea treatments that include tablets, capsules, syrups, and sachets that will also effectively reduce the effects and symptoms associated with diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea treatments such as loperamide work by slowing down the muscle movements in the gut. This allows for water to be absorbed into the stools, making them firmer and pass through the gut slower. These medicines should not be used if you have blood in the stools or if you have a fever. If you are unsure about what treatment is right for you, speak to your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Check out our guide on how to treat diarrhoea below.
Diarrhoea is usually a symptom of a condition known as gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is a bowel infection that can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or parasites. Other causes of short-term diarrhoea include a food allergy, appendicitis, anxiety, or drinking too much alcohol. Some types of medication, including antibiotics, laxatives, and anti-inflammatory medicines can also cause diarrhoea as a side effect. Long-term diarrhoea can be caused by conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, or bowel cancer.
Buscopan is a form of treatment that can be used in order to treat symptoms associated with IBS or stomach cramps, including period pain. It works quickly to relieve pain in the gut and will reduce cramps within 15 minutes of taking. Buscopan is not recommended to be used as a form of treatment for diarrhoea.