Do you know traveler’s diarrhea ? It is what 40% of people who travel to the tropics experience during their stay or shortly after returning. It is not usually a serious problem, but sometimes it can cause the affected person to spend two or three days in bed, with the consequences that this entails if it is an organized trip.
A bacterium, virus, or parasite is to blame for traveler’s diarrhea, which is also known as intestinal flu . An infection occurs due to microorganisms such as Echerichia coli, Shigella, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Rotavirus and Giardia Lamblia.
Fortasec® to the rescue
Fortunately there are several solutions. The most effective of all is Fortasec® , an over-the-counter medicine with an active ingredient called Loperamide Hydrochloride that relieves symptoms of acute diarrhea. Gastrointestinal movements and secretions normalize, causing liquid stools to decrease so that the body returns to its normal state.
The antidiarrheal is recommended for adults and minors from 12 years of age . It is sold in packs of 10 or 20 hard capsules and 12 oral lyophilisates. In each capsule or lyophilisate there is 2 mg of Loperamide Hydrochloride.
For occasional acute diarrhea they have launched Fortasec® Flas , which is especially recommended for those who have problems swallowing tablets. It dissolves on your tongue without having to drink water and does not require any special storage temperature, making it perfect to take on a trip. It is also indicated for adults and children over 12 years of age and the maximum duration of treatment is 2 days (you can download the leaflet in pdf format on the Fortasec® website).
Tips to prevent traveler’s diarrhea
The most important thing is to avoid the consumption of all kinds of drinks and foods that may be contaminated, so it is recommended to drink bottled and closed water, checking that the bottle has not been refilled. Avoid drinking from the tap no matter how much you think it is drinking water.
Washing your hands well with soap and water, eating cooked food or eating peeled fruit for you are other tips, as are avoiding ice cubes in drinks , not bathing in lakes, reservoirs and rivers or disinfecting water and food with portable kits or water purification tablets.