Filtrum 400mg Tablets: Uses, Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions

What is Filtrum?

Filtrum is a natural enterosorbent, which is a product of acid hydrolysis of wood. The main ingredient in Filtrum is lignin, a class of complex organic polymers that form key structural materials in the support tissues of most plants.

The sorption capacity of lignin is 1,000 times greater than that of the activated charcoal sorption capacity. Lignin is a sorbent with a wide spectre of activities. Also, Lignin is safer enterosorbent than activated charcoal.

Lignin is a polymer of plant origin, a polysaccharide with a developed porous structure. The structure of lignin is modified by processing (hydrolysis) in such a manner as to obtain a wider range of adsorption and adsorb a large number of components and complexes of different molecular weights (endo and exotoxins, viruses, bacteria, and their metabolites).

Lignin supplements do not damage the intestinal mucosa. It is not toxic, and it is not absorbed, but completely excreted from the body through faeces within 24 hours. Since it is resistant to gastrointestinal enzymes, lignin is eliminated from the gastrointestinal tract unaltered and is thus considered a dietary fiber.

In addition, studies have shown that some lignin extracts have a remarkable potential to prevent disease caused by the overproduction of radicals. They are also promising candidates as natural antioxidants and anti-cancer agents.

What is Filtrum used for?

Filtrum Tablet is used for the treatment of the following conditions:

•          Diarrhoea of various etiology (bacteria, viruses, parasites)

•          Dysentery, salmonellae, dyspepsia, and toxic infections

•          Food and alcohol poisoning

•          Travellers’ diarrhoea

•          Pyo-inflammatory diseases with floristic intoxication

•          Kidney and liver failure

•          Drug and food allergy

•          Acute poisoning caused by alkaloids, medical products, heavy metal salts, and other toxic agents

•          Dysbacteriosis


Highest Potency – Filtrum 400mg tablets have a huge absorption capacity as well as a broad spectrum of absorption compared to activated charcoal, making it both faster and more effective at binding pathogenic micro-organisms

Effective – Filtrum 400mg tablets are neither metabolized nor absorbed by the intestine and its action is localised to the intestine with no effect on the gut biota

Purity – Filtrum 400mg tablets are manufactured using only the finest quality raw materials in their highest grade and purest form so that we can guarantee you receive a consistently high-quality product. Filtrum formulation is free from lactose, gluten, soya, yeast, dairy, starch, and maize.

Quality – manufactured in an FDA-registered EU GMP certified facility to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards so you are safeguarded by the highest standards in the world.

Filtrum 400mg Tablets

How should I take Filtrum Tablets?

Recommended usage is one dose of 3-4 times a day one hour before a meal and/or taking other medications.

The dose depends on age and weight.

Dosage in children:

•          Children younger than 1 year of age – ½ tablet (be sure to consult a medical doctor)

•          Children aged from 1 to 3 – ½ to 1 tablet

•          Children aged from 4 to 7 – 1 tablet

•          Children aged from 7 to 12 – 1 to 2 tablets

Dosage in children older than 12 and adults: 1 to 3 tablets 3-4 times a day one hour before a meal and/or taking other medications

The recommended duration of the treatment is 3 to 5 days for acute infections and poisonings, and 14 to 21 days for allergies and chronic intoxications.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women take Filtrum Tablets?

Yes, Filtrum Tablets can be used by pregnant and lactating women, as well as by children younger than one year of age (in consultation with a medical doctor).

Can Filtrum Tablets be used to manage alcohol intoxication?

Yes, Filtrum Tablets be used to manage alcohol intoxication either alone or in combination with other medications used in managing alcohol abuse. Different doses are recommended depending on whether the case is prevention or a therapeutic use of hydrolysed lignin;


Two tablets 20 minutes before the consumption of alcohol and two tablets after the consumption of alcohol.


For men weighing more than 80 kg – 6 tablets are taken at once;

For men weighing less than 80 kg and for women – four tablets are taken at once.

What are the advantages of Filtrum Tablets over antibiotics?

Filtrum Tablets have several benefits and advantages over antibiotics in the management of diarrhoea-related conditions they include:

  • Antibiotics are not efficient against viruses!
  • Many regulatory agencies have banned the use of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics for the treatment of diarrhoea!
  • Frequent use of antibiotics creates resistance!
  • Filtrum affects all known causes of acute diarrhoea!
  • Filtrum is safe, natural, non-toxic, and well-tolerated!

Filtrum – Advantages Over Loperamide

  • Loperamide is not efficient against bacteria and viruses!
  • Loperamide is contraindicated in Salmonella and Shigella infections!
  • Filtrum affects all known causes of acute diarrhoea!
  • Filtrum is safe, natural, non-toxic, and well-tolerated!

Filtrum – advantages over S. boulardi

  • Boulardi is not efficient against viruses and parasites!
  • Filtrum affects all known causes of acute diarrhoea!
  • Filtrum is safe, natural, non-toxic, and well-tolerated!
  • Lignin – has greater adsorptive power than Diosmectit (Smecta)

Filtrum Side effects

Filtrum 400mg tablet is generally considered safe. However, like other plant derivatives, it can also cause side effects especially if you have certain medical conditions or take some medications.

Stop taking Filtrum 400mg tablets if you develop any signs—rashes, hives, itching. Symptoms of a moderate or severe allergic reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, tightness in the chest, dizziness, and nausea.

Consult with your pharmacist about the safety and effectiveness of Filtrum 400mg tablets or supplements you are thinking of buying. If you are considering taking Filtrum, it is recommended that you:

•          Never stop taking prescribed medications without consulting your doctor.

•          Always tell your doctor if you are planning to start a course of Filtrum 400mg tablets for your condition.

•          Seek advice from your qualified health practitioner, your doctor or your pharmacist about the Filtrum’s safety, quality and effectiveness.

•          Always purchase Filtrum from a reputable source.

•          Take Filtrum strictly as prescribed and consult your health practitioner immediately if you experience any side effects.

Safety Information

Always consult your health practitioner before taking nutritional supplements if you are taking medication or are under medical supervision. You should not take supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet. Store in a cool dry place at room temperature not above 25oC, out of reach of children. This product is manufactured in a facility that also handles allergy-based materials such as nuts, seeds, milk, egg, cereals, soya, mustard, celery, fish, crustaceans and sulphites.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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