Diapet is a herbal product that is useful for treating diarrhea, reducing the frequency of bowel movements, compacting liquid stools, and relieving heartburn due to diarrhea. There are three types of Diapet products that are sold freely in the market, namely Diapet, Diapet for Children and Diapet NR.
Diapet contains guava leaves, turmeric, mojokeling fruit, and pomegranate skin. The combination of these four ingredients is believed to be able to overcome diarrhea. This drug is available in two forms, namely capsules and syrup.
Diapet has three types of products sold in Indonesia, namely:
Diapet contains 240 mg of guava leaves, 204 mg of turmeric rhizome , 84 mg of mojokeling fruit, and 72 mg of pomegranate peel in each capsule.
diet The children's diet contains 140 mg of guava leaves , 120 mg of turmeric rhizome, 50 mg of mojokeling fruit, and 40 mg of pomegranate skin in every 10 ml. This syrup-shaped product can be used by children aged 5 years and over.
Besides containing 80 mg of guava leaves, 67.92 mg of turmeric rhizome, 27.92 mg of mojokeling fruit, and 24.16 mg of pomegranate peel, Diapet NR also contains 200 mg of attapulgite and 54.35 mg of activated carbon which can absorb poison due to bacterial infection or food poisoning.
What is Diapet
|Active Ingredients||Guava leaves, turmeric, mojokeling fruit, and pomegranate skin|
|Category||Herbal anti-diarrhea medicine|
|Consumed by||Adults and children aged ≥5 years|
|Diapet for pregnant and lactating mothers||Category N : Not yet categorized. It is not yet known whether Diapet is absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.|
|Drug form||Capsules and syrup|
Warning Before Taking Diapet
Although sold freely, Diapet should not be consumed carelessly. The following are things you need to pay attention to before consuming Diapet:
- Do not take Diapet if you are allergic to this drug.
- Do not give Diapet to children under 5 years of age.
- Consult your doctor first before taking Diapet if you have fever, abdominal pain, bloody bowel movements, dehydration, intestinal obstruction , lactose intolerance, gallstones , blood clotting disorder, iron deficiency, liver disease , hypotension, diabetes , or eczema .
- Consult your doctor about using Diapet if you are currently taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
- Consult your doctor about using Diapet if you are pregnant, nursing or planning a pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are planning surgery, including dental surgery.
- Immediately see a doctor if there is an allergic reaction to the drug or an overdose after taking Diapet.
Dosage and Rules for Use Diapet
Diapet dosage is determined based on the type and age of the user. Here is the explanation:
- Adults: 2 capsules, 2 times daily. To reduce the frequency of bowel movements due to acute diarrhea can be taken 2 capsules, 2 times a day.
- Children 5 years of age: 10 ml is equivalent to 2 teaspoons or 1 sachet, 2 times a day.
- Adults and children 5 years of age: 2 capsules, 2 times daily. To reduce the frequency of bowel movements due to acute diarrhea can be taken 2 capsules, 2 times a day.
How to Consume Diapet Correctly
Consume Diapet according to doctor 's advice and don't forget to read the information on the drug packaging. Do not add or reduce the dose, and do not use the drug for more than the recommended time.
Diapet can be consumed before or after meals. Use a glass of water to swallow the Diapet capsules whole. Do not crush, split, or chew the capsules, as this may increase side effects.
For Children's Diapet in syrup form, don't forget to shake the medicine before drinking. Use a special measuring spoon or glass that is included in the Diapet Anak package so that the dosage is more accurate.
While experiencing diarrhea, it is important to prevent dehydration by continuing to drink water or consume sufficient amounts of fluids. While experiencing diarrhea, avoid consuming foods and drinks that can exacerbate diarrhea, such as fried foods, foods that are too oily or fatty, spicy foods, cabbage, caffeinated drinks, including soda or coffee.
Diapet is only used to treat diarrhea that occurs in the short term. This drug also can not cure the disease that underlies the occurrence of diarrhea. Immediately consult a doctor if diarrhea does not subside or signs and symptoms of dehydration occur .
Store Diapet at room temperature and in a closed container to avoid exposure to sunlight. Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Diapet Interaction with Other Drugs
It is not known for certain whether guava leaves, turmeric, mojokeling fruit, and pomegranate rind cause drug interactions when used with other drugs.
To prevent unwanted drug interactions, be sure to tell your doctor if you are or will be taking any other medications while taking Diapet.
Side Effects and Dangers of Diapet
The content of active ingredients in Diapet is relatively safe and rarely causes side effects as long as it is consumed according to the rules of use. If side effects occur, they are usually mild, such as:
- Stomach ache
Check with your doctor if the side effects mentioned above don't go away or get worse. Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic drug reaction that can be characterized by certain symptoms, such as an itchy skin rash, swelling of the lips and eyelids, or difficulty breathing.