Product information

SMECTA®, powder for oral suspension  

Smecta is an antidiarrheal gastro-intestinal protectant.


SMECTA® is indicated in the treatment of diarrhoea and of painful symptoms associated with oesophageal-gastric and intestinal diseases.


The active substance in SMECTA® is diosmectite (3g in each sachet)
Other ingredients: Glucose monohydrate, saccharin sodium, orange-vanilla flavour (containing sucrose). 

Dosage and directions for use

Oral consumption


Recommended intake of more or less 3 sachets per day mixed with half a glass of water or orange juice.
In case of severe diarrhoea, the daily dosage may be increased to double the normal daily intake at the beginning of treatment.


Under 1 year
1 sachet per day.
In a baby's bottle containing 50 mL water (or juice) to be given during the day. 

Between 1 and 2 years
1 to 2 sachets per day.

Over 2 years
2 to 3 sachets per day.
Mix, if necessary, with a semi liquid food (pap, compote, purée, baby food). 

Rectal intake


Retention enema – Recommended intake of 1 to 3 enemas per day of 1 to 3 sachets diluted in 50 to 100 mL lukewarm water. Strictly follow your physician’s prescription at all times.

Administer preferably:

  • After meals in oesophagitis,
  • Between meals in other indications

  • Consult your physician if the symptoms do not improve within 7 days
  • Consult your physician if the pain is associated with fever or vomiting
  • Contact your doctor before use if you have been informed by your doctor that you have intolerance to some sugars
  • Keep out of reach of children

Drug interactions 

SMECTA® should not be taken with other drugs or medication.

As a precaution SMECTA® should not be taken at the same time with another drug or medication. To avoid possible interactions between several drugs, report any other on-going treatment to your doctor or chemist. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other drugs or medication in order to avoid possible interactions. If you are uncertain, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Pregnancy or breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding always get advice from your doctor or pharmacist before taking any drug.

Excipients known to have a recognised effect

  • Glucose
  • Sucrose

Side Effects

Development or worsening of constipation.
Report any side-effects that are not described above to your doctor or pharmacist.


Do not exceed the expiry date indicated in clear on the packaging.


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1. Smecta®, product information leaflet.
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