The Diarrhoea Pack contains a combination of medications designed to ease and prevent the symptoms of diarrhoea. The pack contains medications to reduce the length of illness and provide instant relief, as well as supplements to help your body rehydrate. To order the Diarrhoea Pack, take a free online consultation. With our fast and secure delivery options, you can receive your pack the next day when ordered before 4.30pm.
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Travellers' diarrhoea is one of the most common illnesses that can affect holidaymakers and as many as 50% of people travelling abroad get it. The Travellers' Diarrhoea Pack contains all you need to make sure that you are as prepared as possible to overcome diarrhoea, should you become ill. The pack contains medications that can help reduce the amount of time the bacteria is in your stomach, treatments that provide almost instant symptomatic relief, as well as supplements to help your body rehydrate better during and after your illness.
If you are travelling to an area where there is an increased risk of diarrhoea, you can make sure you are prepared by ordering the Travellers' Diarrhoea Pack from HealthExpress. You begin by completing a completely free and confidential consultation form, which will be checked by one of our partner doctors.
The travel pack contains an antibiotic, oral rehydration aids, and medications to provide relief from symptoms such as nausea and frequent loose bowel movements.
Research has shown that using a short course of an antibiotic such as Ciproxin can significantly reduce the length of time you are ill. Ciproxin contains the active ingredient ciprofloxacin, which has an anti-biotic action that affects the bacteria, causing the diarrhoea directly. It works by damaging each individual bacterium's ability to repair itself, causing it to die. It is particularly effective at dealing with large numbers of bacteria. Ciproxin is often used to treat Gram-negative bacteria such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli and Shigella which are the most common causes of travellers' diarrhoea.
Dioralyte sachets contain salts such as sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium citrate and carbohydrates (pre-cooked rice powder). These ingredients help replace bodily fluids and salts that are lost as a result of diarrhoea. These salts (electrolytes) are vital in helping your body rehydrate itself, while the pre-cooked rice powder helps ease absorption of these electrolytes. Although you should try and take in as much water as possible, each sachet should be dissolved in sterile water, which will also help to supply your body with additional fluids.
Imodium contains the active ingredient loperamide hydrochloride, which helps treat short-term diarrhoea by slowing down intestinal contractions. It does this by influencing receptors in your intestinal muscle walls. This can allow your body to absorb more fluids and nutrients from the food you ingest, and will help to make stools more solid and less frequent. This can reduce discomfort and prevent dehydration.
Some people experience nausea and vomiting when they have travellers' diarrhoea, and in these cases a treatment such as Buccastem (Prochlorperazine) can help provide almost immediate relief. It works to prevent messages in the brain from being sent to the area in the brain which controls nausea and vomiting. This stops you from feeling sick and vomiting.
If you should develop diarrhoea during your travels, the medications in the pack can be taken as follows to provide relief:
This involves a high dose, single day treatment. You take one tablet in the morning and one tablet 12 hours later.
One whole sachet should be taken after each loose stool.
Take two tablets to begin with. This is then followed by one tablet after each loose stool until you feel better.
Buccastem tablets aren't swallowed whole, but instead you place one tablet between your gums and upper lip twice, where it slowly dissolves to provide relief from nausea and vomiting.
You can order your Travellers' Diarrhoea Pack online from HealthExpress. All you need to do is complete a short online consultation before you place your order. The consultation is completely confidential and obligation free and will only be viewed by our partner doctors. If they feel that you can safely use the treatments in the travel pack, you will be able to place an order. Our partner doctor will then issue a valid prescription and pass it to our UK based pharmacy. Your order will then be dispatched as soon as possible with free next-day delivery.
Please note that the Buccastem tablets will be dispensed in a plain white box with the dosage information included. The other treatments in the Pack will be packaged as displayed in the photo above.