FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is Travelan?

Travelan is a natural health product that is used to help reduce the risk of travellers’ diarrhea. Travelan is a tablet that should be taken orally before every meal three times daily, in addition to normal travel hygiene practices.

Travelan

What is Travelan used for?

Travelan helps reduce the risk of travellers’ diarrhea bacteria rather than treating the symptoms once the condition has begun. It is used to help reduce the risk of travellers’ diarrhea, in addition to normal hygiene practices.

Do I need a prescription to take Travelan?

No. Travelan is a natural health product, which means that you can purchase it at the pharmacy, without a prescription. You should consult a doctor before using Travelan if you want to use the product beyond 12 weeks, if you are a pregnant or nursing woman, if you have a history of cancer, if you have diabetes, if you have liver or kidney disease and instructions to follow a low-protein diet, if you suffer from an immune disorder (e.g. Crohn’s disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, HIV/AIDS, etc.) or if you are taking immunosuppressants. Travelan is not suitable for use in children under 6 years of age except on professional health advice.

Are there any risks of allergic reactions when using Travelan?

Travelan contains cow’s milk proteins and lactose. Therefore, you should not take Travelan if you are allergic to bovine protein or are lactose intolerant.

When is using Travelan discouraged?

People taking oral tetracyclines (used to treat infection and to control acne) should not use Travelan due to the presence of calcium. You should consult a doctor before using Travelan if you want to use the product beyond 12 weeks, if you are a pregnant or nursing woman, if you have a history of cancer, if you have diabetes, if you have liver or kidney disease and instructions to follow a low-protein diet, if you suffer from an immune disorder (e.g. Crohn’s disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, HIV/AIDS, etc.) or if you are taking immunosuppressants. Travelan is not suitable for use in children under 6 years of age except on professional health advice.

Can children take Travelan?

Travelan tablets are not suitable for use in children under 6 years of age except on the advice of a healthcare professional.

Can pregnant and nursing women take Travelan?

Pregnant and nursing women should consult a healthcare professional before using Travelan.

What is the medicinal ingredient in Travelan?

Dairy bovine colostrum powder, 200 mg.

What is dairy bovine colostrum powder?

Colostrum is the first milk produced by a cow after calving. Dairy bovine colostrum powder is the result of many years of worldwide scientific research. Dairy bovine colostrum powder is the medicinal ingredient in Travelan.

What are the non-medicinal ingredients in Travelan?

Croscarmellose sodium, glucose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica-colloidal anhydrous.

Where am I at risk of getting travellers’ diarrhea?

You can contract travellers’ diarrhea anywhere in the world, but destinations such as Central and South America, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, South Africa and some parts of the Caribbean are riskier. In addition, the risk is increased in areas with lower hygiene and sanitation standards and poor food-handling practices, where you may benefit from the protection offered by Travelan. See the Are you at risk? section for a map outlining the high, moderate and low risk areas worldwide.

How much protection can I expect from Travelan?

Travelan has been shown in clinical trials to help reduce the risk of travellers’ diarrhea. Travelan underwent rigorous independent clinical trials in Europe and the USA.

For how long can I take Travelan?

You should consult a healthcare professional if you want to take Travelan for more than 12 weeks.