Diarrhea is a bigger problem than most are willing to admit. It is a conversation that many people find uncomfortable to talk about and perceive to be a “gross” or “dirty” topic. Others might even find it embarrassing to talk about. However, it is certainly a topic that requires more attention as it is a recurring part of our lives. Besides health threats, diarrhea also causes lower productivity in the workplace, decreasing self-confidence and impeding social lives.
These issues were addressed in the “Take a Stand with Smecta” virtual media event that took place recently, and the brand, Smecta, introduced its medical solution to treat and provide relief for diarrhea by using diosmectite, a natural edible clay. Upon consuming the oral suspension- Smecta, a protective layer will form on the intestine to promote faster recovery of damaged intestinal lining caused by diarrhea.
Smecta is a product of a French pharmaceutical company, IPSEN, and is distributed exclusively by EP Plus Group in Malaysia. The anti-diarrheal drug is well known for its orange and vanilla flavored editions in Malaysia, and it is suitable for adults and children above 2 years old. At the media event, the brand highlighted one of their newer products, SmectaGo, a ready-to-drink caramel-cocoa flavored oral suspension in a sachet made for people with busy lifestyles. They have also announced that their Smecta Strawberry and Orange-Vanilla will be available in powder sachets as well.
Mr. Tse-Ming Pang, Founder & Group Managing Director of EP Plus Group, said, “With just a little more public awareness, we can better combat diarrhea as a community. Just like a headache or fever, we will take medicine as a common practice. So why should diarrhea be any different? It is advisable to use medical solutions like Smecta and get on with our lives in a healthy and productive way. Don’t let diarrhea cramp your lifestyle.”
The virtual media event featured comedy acts by Joanne Kam, Kavin Jay, and Papi Zak, hosted by Douglas Lim on diarrhea and relatable humorous topics. Visit @smectamalaysia on Facebook to watch the session.