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Travellers' diarrhoea pack

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Travellers' Diarrhoea Treatment

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How can Anytime Doctor help me?

We provide this regulated, specialist service for patients who wish to obtain a treatment pack to reduce the duration and symptoms of any diarrhoea you might experience during your holiday.

Travellers' Diarrhoea (TD) is the main health problem for international travellers affecting over 50% of people. High-risk destinations include most of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The symptoms of TD are abdominal cramps, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting. In almost a third (1/3) of TD victims, the symptoms will be severe enough to confine them to bed. TD occurs within days of going to a new area and can seriously affect your enjoyment of a holiday or your effectiveness on a business trip.

All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential (we do not inform your GP). You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of lengthy doctor waiting rooms.

How does the Anytime Doctor service work?

Step 1:             Register online and complete the free online medical questionnaire consultation. A doctor will review your questionnaire and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. You do not pay for your doctor consultation.
Step 2: If you are approved for treatment you will be sent a text message asking you to log back into your secure patient record. You can pay for your travellers' diarrhoea treatment pack using a debit or credit card.
Step 3: Order before 4pm Monday to Friday and our partner UK Pharmacy will aim to dispense and despatch your medicine in that day's post using Royal Mail Special Delivery for delivery before 1pm the next working day. Your medicine can be delivered to your work or home address, someone needs to sign for the delivery but it does not have to be you.

Why are there no prices shown for the Anytime Doctor treatment services?

At Anytime Doctor, we aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation and receive a diagnosis by a licensed doctor before you are offered treatment options. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your registration and medical consultation is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.

How does this travellers' diarrhoea treatment pack work?

The treatment pack contains an oral antibiotic to treat most bacterial causes of travellers' diarrhoea, medicines to help ease the symptoms that often accompany diarrhoea and Dioralyte oral rehydration sachets to help you avoid dehydration.

How to take your travellers' diarrhoea treatment:

If you suffer from three or more loose stools in one day, or one-to-two loose stools a day for a period of three days after arriving in a new country you should consider taking the treatment.

Your Travellers' diarrhoea treatment consists of:

1. Two antibiotic tablets: You should take one tablet initially, followed by another tablet 12 hours later. It is important that both tablets are taken with bottled water on an empty stomach. Do not take the treatment with dairy products such as milk or yoghurt, or with mineral-fortified fruit-juice (e.g. calcium-fortified orange juice).

2. Medicine to ease the symptoms of nausea: Take one tablet twice a day until your symptoms improve. This medicine is taken by putting a tablet inside you mouth and allowing it to dissolve on gum.

3. Medicine to help control loose bowels: Take two tablets initially and then one tablet after each subsequent loose stool movement and;

4. Rehydration sachets: Take one Dioralyte rehydration sachet after each loose stool. You need to mix the contents of one Dioralyte sachet with at least 200ml of bottled water.

What are the potential side-effects (contraindications) of this travellers' diarrhoea treatment pack?

All medication and antibiotics can cause side effects. Your travellers' diarrhoea treatment pack can cause nausea , diarrhoea and drowsiness. It can also make your skin sensitive to sunlight so you should ensure that your skin is suitably protected.The leaflets accompanying the treatment pack will list some of the rarer side-effects.

The antibiotic can reduce the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive pill so if you are on the pill you will need to use condoms for seven days after the antibiotic And whilst you are taking the antibiotic.

When answering your medical questionnaire for the travellers' diarrhoea treatment pack it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before they prescribe you treatment.

Who should not use this particular travellers' diarrhoea treatment pack service?

You should not request this treatment service if you are allergic to ciprofloxacin, if you have severe liver or kidney problems.

This service is not suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing.

Alternate treatment options

Your body should naturally overcome diarrhoea, the diarrhoea treatment pack is used to accelerate the recovery process.

Looking after your diarrhoea treatment pack treatment:

This treatment is for YOU only. Do not give it to others. It may not suit them. Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Where can you find out more information?

Patient information leaflets (PIL) View Ciprofloxacin Patient Information Leaflet - (0.77MB) View Buccastem (prochlorperazine maleate) Patient Information Leaflet - (1.25MB) View Loperamide Patient Information Leaflet - (1.25MB) View Dioralyte Patient Information Leaflet - (1.25MB)

Anytime Doctor's Health Library provides a comprehensive resource on all services offered through Anytime Doctor. The Health Library also contains references and links to reputable organisations such as: NHS Direct (UK), FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), NetDoctor (UK), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), Department of Health (UK) and the Health Protection Agency (UK).

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