Taninal ®tablets, OTC drug
Taninal ® is a traditionally applied medical product, whose efficiency is based exclusively upon long-standing use and experience. Taninal contains combination of tannins – tannic acid (tannin) and protein – albumin. Thanks to this combination, the drug does not strongly irritate stomach mucosa. The preparation releases tannins in the small intestine under the influence of digestive enzyme of pancreatin. The released tannin demonstrates styptic and bacteriostatic effects, acts also antidiarrheally creating poorly soluble complexes with bacterial toxins. Apart from that, it inhibits small bleeding caused by damage to intestinal mucosa capillaries.
Taninal is traditionally applied in diarrheas and in case of food poisoning.
Taninal is produced in the form of round tablets of beige to brown color.
How to apply Taninal
Orally, adults – 1 to 2 tablets 3 times a day. Children over 4 years of age – ½ to 1 tablet 2 to 3 times a day.
The preparation should be taken between meals until symptoms withdraw.
In case of taking higher than recommended dose of Taninal
Immediately see a doctor in case of taking higher than recommended dose of Taninal and deterioration of physical state (nausea, vomiting).
In case of skipping the dose of Taninal
Continue treatment. Do not apply a double dose in order to supplement the omitted one.
The following may appear after discontinuation of treatment with Taninal
Discontinuation of treatment with Taninal may cause intensification of disease symptoms. Treatment period depends on the kind and clinical picture of the disease. If the symptoms do not disappear within 2-3 days in adults and after 1 day in children or the state deteriorates during treatment, consult a physician.
Before you apply Taninal
Do not apply in case of hypersensitivity to any of the product components. Do not take Taninal simultaneously with other drugs. Between taking Taninal and other drugs at least 2 hours should pass, because Taninal may inhibit their absorption.
Application of Taninal in children
Do not administer to children younger than 4 years of age.
Pregnancy or breast feeding
No controlled clinical trials have been conducted in pregnant and breast feeding women. Consult a physician before taking the drug.
Driving of vehicles and operation of moving mechanisms
Taninal has no influence on the ability to drive vehicles and operate moving mechanisms.
Possible undesired effects
No undesired effects have been reported during application of Taninal, however symptoms of stomach irritation (nausea, vomiting) may occur sporadically. In case of other undesired effects, inform your physician about them.
Storage of Taninal
Store the drug at the temperature not exceeding 25°C, out of reach and sight of children.
Do not use the drug after expiry date stated on the package.
Composition converted into 1 tablet:
Active substance: albumin tannate – 500 mg
Auxiliary substances: potato starch, pork gelatin, talc
Packaging: 20 tablets.