Kaopectate Description from Chattem
•Relieves diarrhea •Relieves nausea and upset stomach associated with this symptom
Active Ingredients: Bismuth Subsalicylate (262mg)
Inactive Ingredients: Caramel, Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Flavor, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Sodium Salicylate, Sorbic Acid, Sucrose (Sugar), Water, Xanthan Gum
•Shake well immediately before each use •Adults and children 12 years of age and older: 30mL or 2 tablespoonfuls •For accurate dosing, use convenient pre-measured dose cup. •Repeat does every 1/2 hour to 1 hour as needed •Do not exceed 8 doses in 24 hours •Use until diarrhea stops but not more than 2 days •Children under 12 years: ask doctor •Drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea
Each 15mL tablespoonful contains 4mg Sodium and 130mg total salicylates.
Reye's Syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changed in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
Allergy Alert: Contains salicylate.
Do not take if you are:
•allergic to salicylates (including aspirin) •taking other salicylate products •a bleeding problem •an ulcer •bloody or black stoolAsk a doctor before use if you have:
•a fever •mucus in stoolAsk a doctor or pharmacist before use if your are taking any drug for:
•diabetes •gout •arthritis •anticoagulation (thinning of the blood)When using this product a temporary but harmless, darkening of the stool and/or the tongue may occurStop use and ask a doctor if:
•symptoms get worse •ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs •diarrhea lasts m