Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral)

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Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral)

Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) Medication Classification


Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) Brandname

Kaopectate, Kaopectate Children's Liquid, Diarrest, Di-Gon II, Donnagel, Kaopek, Kaopectate Advanced Formula, Diasorb, QC Anti Diarrheal

Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Attapulgite (a-ta-PULL-gite) Treats diarrhea.

When To Not Use Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to attapulgite. You should not use attapulgite if you have lost a lot of body fluids (dehydration) or if there is blood in your stools.

How Should You Use Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral)

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. Always follow dosing instructions on the medicine label when taking this medicine without the advice of your doctor.
  • In most cases, you will take one dose after each bowel movement. Drink plenty of caffeine-free clear liquids such as ginger ale, herb tea, water, gelatin, or broth.
  • Swallow the tablet whole.
  • Chew the chewable tablet well and swallow.
  • Shake the oral liquid well before each use.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) Storage

Store Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Attapulgite should not be taken at the same time as other medicines; take at least 2 hours before or after other medicines

Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) Warnings

  • Call your doctor if you are still having diarrhea after taking this medicine for 2 days, or if you develop a high fever.
  • You may have severe constipation if you take attapulgite for a long period of time or in large doses.

Kaopectate Advanced Formula (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Gas

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