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Tesco Diarrhoea Capsules provide effective relief from the unpleasant symptoms of diarrhoea. Whilst they are by no means a long term solution, they provide short term relief at a very good price.

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      17.02.2014 13:09
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      Don't suffer

      == Tesco Diarrhoea Relief ==

      Another staple in the first aid kid at home, and for taking on holiday is something for diarrhoea. I usually buy J. Collins browne Mixture, and swear by the stuff for any dodgy stomach problems , but its not widely available and also comes in a bottle so not as easy to transport. So when shopping for holiday toiletries in Tesco I headed toward the Immodium and was about to purchase when I spotted these Tesco own brand ones for only 85p compared to the Immodium, being £2.30 comparing the packets I couldn't see much of a difference in the ingredients so went for the cheaper option.

      == The Capsules ==

      Come in blister packs and contain 6 in the packet , the capsules are nice and small and very easy to swallow
      The instruction are for oral use. Swallow whole with water. Adults. the elderly and children over 12 years : 2 capsules to be taken initially, followed by 1 capsule after each loose motion, up to a maximum of 6 capsules in any 24 hours. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Do not exceed the stated dose.
      When bought they had a shelf life of 14 months.

      == In Use ==

      Lucky no one needed to use these on holiday but after Christmas the combination of too many rich foods and to many puddings took effect on me. I will not suffer, as soon as the first sign is there I'm in the first aid kit straight away , why suffer when there is no need . Taking the recommended dosage of 2 tablets I'm very happy to say that was the end of that, and no more were needed. I was very surprised at how quickly and well they worked especially for the price.

      == Thoughts ==

      Do what they say they will, all for an amazing price of 85p what more could you want

      5 out of 5


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        05.02.2014 15:19
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        Effective and great value diarrhoea relief.

        == How Tesco Diarrhoea Capsules Work ==

        They each contain 2mg of loperamide hydrochloride as the active ingredient. Diabetics will also need to know that they also contain lactose.

        Loperamide is called an antimotility medicine. This means that it works by slowing contractions of the muscles in the bowel, so that food will pass through your digestive system less quickly. The longer the stools are in the bowel, the more water and water-soluble nutrients are absorbed, which makes them solidify.

        The maximum dose is 8 in a 24 hour period, but with simple problems one pack of 6 should be enough to allow your digestion to settle down and get back to normal. Don't take more than you need or you will get constipated.

        == Possible Problems ==

        Before taking this, and all medicines, do read all of the advice that comes with the pack.

        If the reason for diarrhoea is not obvious, taking these tablets could mask the symptoms of a serious digestive complaint.

        Even if you think the cause is obvious, do not take for more than 2 days without consulting a pharmacist or doctor.

        I have never had any bad side-effect from this non-prescription medicine, but some people do.

        == Availability ==

        Packs of 6 can be bought from Tesco supermarkets and I find these very easy to swallow.

        A pack of 6 currently costs 80p for 6. This is the cheapest I have seen this type of loperamide hydrochloride medicine sold for. As there is no special offer sign displayed, I assume that this is a permanently great value for money own brand.


        == Short Term ==


        I have found these very effective in relieving the symptoms of diarrhoea when I have eaten something that disagrees with me.

        TUMMY BUGS

        They will also alleviate the symptoms of a tummy bug. However, I think that it is important to let the body get rid of the bug naturally, but it is equally important not to dehydrate.

        I would initially treat tummy bug symptoms with a re-hydration medicine such as Dioralyte dissolved in water, and then use a loperamide hydrochloride based medicine like Tesco Diarrhoea Relief capsules, after I thought the body had naturally cleared out the bug. The loperamide hydrochloride in the capsules will help keep the essential salts in the Dioralyte, and the clean water in which it is dissolved, in the body.

        == Long Term ==

        If, unlike the examples above, the cause is not obvious, or the symptoms go on for more than 2 days, it is important to seek advice from a pharmacist or doctor, as taking the loperamide hydrochloride in Tesco's diarrhoea capsules could mask the symptoms of a serious illness.

        Long term, doctors can recommend that the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can be controlled with this type of medicine, BUT POSSIBLE LIFE-THREATENING CAUSES NEED TO BE RULED OUT FIRST.


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          11.09.2013 13:28
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          an ideal medication to combat Diarrhoea - highly recommended!

          I recently went to Barbados and being my first long haul holiday in a while with my daughter I wanted to make sure I was fully equipped for any circumstance - insect repellent wipes, paracetamol and of course medication in case of diarrhoea. I initially set out to buy Imodium as a leading brand but being strapped for cash and spotting these capsules in Tesco for only £1.20 it was a no brainer to buy them!

          *** About the Product ***

          They come in a small cardboard box, white with blue design and inside the box are 6 capsules. Each capsule contains 2mg of Loperamide Hydrochloride and the box recommends it can stop diarrhoea with one dose. Inside the box is a blister packet with the tablets and a leaflet, which is recommended to read before use. They aren't suitable for children under 12 years old so a good job they were only needed by me!

          *** My Experience ***

          Whilst I absolutely loved Barbados, the food out there just didn't sit right with me! It was scorching hot pretty much everyday so I drank far more than I ate in any case but anything I did eat literally reappeared shortly later to put it a nice way! There was one day out of the 10 days where I felt particularly unwell so decided to put these capsules to good use.

          The box states to take two tablets initially and then 1 after each loose motion, for a maximum of no more than 6 tablets in that 24 hours. Personally I took two, then shortly went to the toilet then lied down to sleep for a few hours and by the time I woke up my tummy felt much better! It was a much needed relief as it meant I didn't worry when going out for dinner or eating out at the bars on the beach!

          I personally would definitely recommend these as they are cheaper than the leading brand name, and personally worked just as effectively for me. I didn't need to use the whole box to feel better so it was good value for money, and the other 4 left in the box have come home with me and are stashed in the medicinal jar for a rainy day! Gets 5 stars from me, thanks Tesco!


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            06.08.2013 18:33
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            Fast relief at an excellent price

            About 3  months ago my little boy caught a nasty diarrhoea and sickness bug which resulted in both my husband and myself getting it too, apart from Diarolyte there was nothing we could really do except wait for it to pass. While the sickness part of the bug went away after 24 hours the diarrhoea didn't. When Jayden had this we had to take him to hospital one night and the doctor there warned us that even after the sickness part of the bug is over the diarrhoea can carry on for up to 10 days! He also advised that if me or Mark caught it to take Imodium until it passed which is what I did until I discovered Tesco do a version of their own at a fraction of the price.

            Tesco Diarrhoea Relief Capsules are sold in a regular style tablet box which is mainly blue and white, the front shows the Tesco logo and also states these are Diarrhoea Relief Capsules, contain 2mg of  Loperamide Hydrochloride, work rapidly and effectively and can stop diarrhoea with just one dose. The front of the box also gives the amount of capsules you get for your money which is 6 and shows a picture of them. 

            The back f the box gives all the information you would expect to find on a product like this such as dosage, warnings, storage and ingredients. If you require more detailed information there is an information leaflet inside the box. 

            The Capsules
            Inside the box the 6 capsules are contained in a blister strip with the name of them on the back. The capsules themselves are blue and grey in colour and quite small making them easy to swallow. 

            The dosage states that adults and children over 12 should take 2 capsules originally then 1 further capsule after every motion not exceeding 6 in 24 hours. 

            This is common sense really and states that should symptoms persist you should see your doctor and the capsules should not be used for more than 24 hours unless advised to by a doctor. 

            Price and Availability
            The capsules are only available from Tesco and cost just £1.10 for 6 capsules, considerably cheaper than branded ones. 

            Did They Work?
            In a word, yes! I needed to take something for diarrhoea for 3 or 4 days and the first 2 days I used Imodium however by now my husband was needing to take something for diarrhoea too so we both took the Tesco diarrhoea capsules. We followed the dosage instructions and the tablets worked perfectly well, they kicked in quickly and I have to say there was no difference between them and the branded ones and they were considerably cheaper. The capsules are a nice small size and I had no problems with getting them down and being capsules with a plastic coating they didn't leave any nasty aftertaste.

            If you find yourself needing this type of product for an illness or to take on holiday or even to keep in the house "just in case" I would definitely  recommend the Tesco Diarrhoea Relief Capsules, the price is very good and they work quickly and effectively, I certainly wont be buying branded ones again. 


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              12.06.2013 14:20
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              works for me

              I am reviewing Tesco Diarrhoea relief capsules

              I have suffered with IBS for a few years now ,I mainly get a bout when I am stressed ,My recent Cancer scare,was my most stressful time , and I came to rely on these ,I can tell you .
              After my little op , I had to have 3 weeks of radiotherapy ,which for me was very stressful ,so these capsules came in really handy and I used them often over those 3 weeks and have used them since when needed.

              THE PRODUCT

              Tesco Diarrhoea capsules come in an attractive blue and whte cardboard box, each box contains one strip of six capsules captured in a bubble .
              The capsules are very easy to get out and easy to swallow .The front of the box has the Tesco logo ,with an image of two capsules ,and the words in black, which says that the pack contains 6 capsules .

              On the reverse of the box are the following

              For oral use.

              Swallow whole with a drink of water.

              Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
              2 capsules to be taken initially, followed by one capsule after each loose motion, up to a maximum of 6 capsules in any 24 hours.

              Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.

              I paid 80p per pack at Tesco

              I find these work just as good as the more expensive Immodium which I have also taken.

              They are handy to keep in my handbag ,because I never know when I will need them ,and I need to have them always around .

              I would recommend Tesco Diarrhoea relief capsules to all who feel the need to use them...........

              I will give them 5 stars


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                26.03.2013 15:41
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                Good for relief from a troublesome tummy

                Over the last few years I've been struggling with an upset tummy, it puts me off eating when we are out and about because 9 times out of 10, I will need to use the toilet after I've eaten and I find extremely embarrassing having to go in a public toilet.

                Recently, due to changes in my diet and the medication I take, it has settled down quite a bit but I still always have a packet of these in my bag whenever I leave the house. As the box and the tablets themselves are pretty small, I can easily carry them around in my bag without them bulking it out or getting in the way. The tablets are very easy to swallow and I have in the past swallowed them without water although I prefer not to do this.

                In the past I have used branded diarrhoea tablets such as Imodium, being under the impression they were better than the own brand alternatives. It's only when I read an article somewhere explaining that as long as the active ingredient was there, it would do the job just as well. The active ingredient in diarrhoea tablets is Loperamide Hydrochloride, as long as the product you are buying contains this, they should work regardless of the brand.

                Tesco's own branded tablets cost 80p for 6 capsules (as ove 26/03/13) each tablet contains 2mg of Loperamide Hydrochloride. In comparison Imodium Original tablets can cost from £2 for 6. (In Boots they cost £3.19!). The tablets come in a Tesco branded box with the active ingredient stated on the front and how many is in the packet. Inside you will find a blister packet with the tablets and a leaflet, if you haven't taken this kind of tablets before; I advise reading it before taking them. You can buy these tablets over the counter, no prescription is required although you do need to be 16 years old to purchase them and they aren't suitable for children under 12 years old.

                Initially you take two tablets and take further tablets if you have to go to the toilet again within a 24 hour period, taking no more than 6 tablets in that 24 hour period. I usually find two works fine but sometimes I have taken more. There are no immediate side effects to taking these tablets; however, they can leave you unable to use the toilet for a day or two after taking them.

                I personally don't take these tablets when I have a bug or virus etc. instead I go with the "better out than in" school of thought. But if you just suffer randomly from an upset tummy and you are out and about, I definitely recommend them and for the price, they are very good value for money.


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                21.02.2013 15:54
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                Good value bowel relief.

                This is something that I like to make sure I have in my bathroom cabinet and also take with me abroad incase something doesn't agree with me. My partner also often needs these as well as the regular dosage of Gaviscon as she has had her gallbladder removed and this regularly disagree with her and cause plenty of discomfort.

                As I do my weekly shop in Tesco I stock up on any required medicines during this time and these capsules come in packs of 6 for 99p which seems a fairly reasonable price to pay with Imodium often being at least twice the price.

                The tablets are housed in a box which is small enough for a handbag or any bathroom cabinet. The box is a purple/blue with a large white area, the Tesco logo is large in the top corner and the lettering of diarrhoea relief quite large. The large lettering doesn't make the packet very discreet but the colours are not eye catching and would not make anyone look twice. The front of the pack says they contain loperamide hydrochloride which helps to relief diarrhoea quickly and is contained in most high priced brands so makes them all very similar.

                The back of the pack does not contain a lot of information and mainly seems to point to the user reading the leaflet enclosed, I think it should include more information about side effects and usage for unsure people who have not used the tablets before.

                Inside the box you will find the leaflet which contains the ingredients list which includes loperamide hydrochloride 2mg, numerous E numbers and additives and lactose. The tablets would not be suitable for vegetarians as there is gelatine present.

                The tablets are held within a blister pack coated with foil, the capsules can easily be popped out of the pack and are quite small. As the capsules are smooth they are very easy to swallow and I am the worst taker of tablets so this says something! The capsules are not suitable for under 12's, for those over 12 it is recommended to take 2 capsules and then take 1 capsule after each loose bowel. However, do not take more than 6 capsules (1 pack) in any 24 hours.

                Now my partner has taken these when the loose motion sets in and often she has to continue daily life and head off to work. They seem to work after about three capsules and she never needs to take 6 capsules in 24 hours, often she can go another couple of weeks before another attack so from a gallbladder patient they would come highly recommended.

                I have taken these capsules when abroad after having trouble with some of the unknown foods (over indulgence on the all inclusive). I rarely take this type of medication and have strong guts usually and after the initial 2 I didn't go to the toilet for another day. Luckily I wasn't constipated.

                These are good value diarrhoea capsules from Tesco at 99p for 6.


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                15.05.2008 08:05
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                Capsules which work

                Tesco Diarrhoea relief Capsules

                When out buying for our recent holiday to Egypt, one of the things on my ever expanding list was diarrhoea tablets. I usually buy specifically branded tablets but since I was already in Tesco, I decided to try these (or hopefully not have to).

                WHAT ARE THEY?

                The capsules are available without prescription and are for the relief of sudden and hopefully very short lived attacks of diarrhoea. They contain Loperamide so anyone who knows they are allergic to this ingredient should try something else.


                The capsules are apparently available in packs of 2, 4 and 6. Mine are a pack of 6 capsules, because that was all that was available; I believe the smaller sizes are not available for marketing.

                Anyway, the capsules come in a small box of six with basic instructions and information on the packet and with full details information and instructions inside the small box.

                The capsules themselves are in a push out blister pack, and because the pack is clear, the capsules can be seen before they are even pushed out. The capsules are small blue and grey capsules, and are that kind of shiny colour, which lets me know that they are probably going to be easy to swallow- no bits will break off and leave a nasty taste!

                TAKING THE CAPSULES

                Remember they are for oral use only and because they are for the relief of diarrhoea, they are not a rehydration treatment...more medicines needed for this eventuality!

                The tablets should be swallowed whole with water in the following dosage: Adults and children over 12 years- 2 capsules to be taken then 1 every time there is a recurrence of diarrhoea. The tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. You are advised to see a doctor if symptoms last more than 24 hours. To emphasis this, there are only 6 capsules, and a maximum of 6 can be taken I a 24 hour period.


                *Don't take if allergic to any of the ingredients
                *Some side effects are possible including dry mouth, tiredness and dizziness (preferable I would have thought to diarrhoea)
                *Not to be taken if pregnant or breast feeding
                *Not to be taken by anyone suffering from liver disease


                Available from Tesco stores or online at www.tesco.com. The capsules cost 82p for 6. If they prove their worth, this is a very small price to pay


                Each ime we go away, I tend to buy these kind of medicines, and whilst I always hope that we won't need them, there is always the thought that the one time I don't buy them will be the time we need them. Not so! This time for the first time in ages, Himself was "Proper poorly". Being male, he really was ill, and while he lay moaning and groaning, it was time for me to find the water and the tablets. With him still moaning and grumbling he did manage to take two tablets.

                Throughout the day, one more tablet was needed so a total of 3 in all were taken. From really having acute diarrhoea, it subsided to nothing, and 24 hours later all he complained about was a slightly bloated feeling in his stomach. Being kind, poorly stomachs aren't really his thing, so I deduced that for him to have to take medicine, this was bad.

                I would therefore recommend these for anyone who likes to keep this type of medicine "just in case". A dose of 3 tablets did the trick completely, and with them being very reasonably priced, these are a great buy. Even if you are lucky and never have to use them before the sell by date (3 years time) then they can be thrown away and at least there has been no great expense.

                A highly recommended product.

                Thanks for reading

                Daniela xx


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