1. WHAT IS BEDELIX, powder for oral suspension in sachet AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
This medicine works by protecting the walls (mucous membranes) of your stomach and intestine.
This medicine is used in the symptomatic treatment of functional colopathy, i.e. to treat the symptoms associated with a functional colon disease (a disease that affects the proper functioning of the intestine).
2. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING BEDELIX, powder for drinkable suspension in sachet?
List of information needed before taking the medicine
If your doctor has informed you of an intolerance to certain sugars, contact him before taking this medicine.
Do not take BEDELIX, powder for drinkable suspension in sachet:
- - If you are allergic to the active substance (beidellitic montmorillonite) or to any of the other components contained in BEDELIX (for a list of components see section 6).
- - If you have a disease that causes a narrowing of your digestive tract.
Precautions for use; special warnings
Be careful with BEDELIX, powder for drinkable suspension in sachet:
If you are on dialysis, this means that your kidneys are not working properly and your kidneys will have difficulty eliminating the aluminium hydroxide contained in this medicine. In this case, you should not take this medicine for a prolonged period without talking to your doctor.
This medicine should not be used in patients with glucose and galactose malabsorption syndrome.
Interactions with other medicines
Taking other medicines
BEDELIX and another medicine should be taken at intervals to avoid reducing the effectiveness of the other treatment.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Interactions with food and drink
Food and drink
BEDELIX should be taken between meals or slightly before.
Interactions with herbal products or alternative therapies
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Pregnancy and lactation
This medicine should be used with caution during pregnancy and lactation.
In general, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, always ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication.
Effects on ability to drive or use machines
List of excipients with a known effect
Important information about some ingredients of BEDELIX, powder for oral suspension in sachet
3. HOW TO TAKE BEDELIX, powder for oral suspension in sachet
Instructions for proper use
Dosage, Method and/or route(s) of administration, Frequency of administration and Duration of treatment
Always follow the dose indicated by your doctor. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
In general, the usual oral dosage is
- - Adults:
3 sachets per day on average.
- - Children:
before 2 years: 1/2 sachet once or twice a day;
- - from 2 to 5 years old
The contents of one sachet should be dissolved in half a glass of water or mixed with a semi-liquid food such as porridge, compote, purée, etc.
If your doctor has recommended that you use BEDELIX rectally.
In this case, take 1 to 3 sachets of BEDELIX 1 to 3 times a day.
Dissolve the contents of the sachet(s) in 100 ml of lukewarm water. Then introduce the suspension obtained into the rectum with an enema bulb.
Frequency of administration
BEDELIX should preferably be taken between meals or shortly before.
Duration of treatment
Your doctor will tell you how long you should take this medicine. If you have any further questions about the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Symptoms and instructions in case of overdose
If you have taken more BEDELIX, powder for oral suspension in a sachet than you should have:
Overdose in children may result in vomiting; if you have given more BEDELIX than you should, consult a doctor.
Instructions in case of missed dose(s)
Risk of withdrawal syndrome
4. WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Description of side effects
Like all medicines, BEDELIX, powder for drinkable suspension in sachet is likely to have side effects, although not everyone is subject to them.
Reported side effects include rash, angioedema, itching and hives.
If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, or if any side effects become serious, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO USE BEDELIX, powder for drinkable suspension in sachet?
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use BEDELIX, powder for oral suspension in sachet after the expiry date stated on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Conditions of storage
No special storage precautions.
If necessary, warnings against certain visible signs of deterioration
Do not dispose of medicines down the drain or in the household waste. Ask your pharmacist what to do with unused medicines. This will help protect the environment.
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Full list of active ingredients and excipients
What does BEDELIX powder for oral suspension in sachet contain?
The active substance is:
Beidellitic montmorillonite ............................................................................................................. 3,000 g
For one sachet of 3.925 g.
The other components are:
Codried magnesium carbonate aluminium hydroxide gel, liquorice extract, vanillin, sodium saccharin, glucose hydrate.
Pharmaceutical form and content
What is BEDELIX, powder for drinkable suspension in sachet and what does it contain?
This medicine comes as a whitish powder in a sachet. Boxes of 30, 60 or 100 sachets.
Not all presentations may be marketed.
Name and address of the marketing authorisation holder and of the manufacturing authorisation holder responsible for batch release, if different
65, QUAI GEORGES GORSE
92100 BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT
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