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Kapectolin



USES: This medication is used in the treatment of diarrhea.

 
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Kapectolin

Uses
This medication is used in the treatment of diarrhea.
Notes
  • To maintain normal bowel habits, it is important to drink plenty of fluids (4 to 6 8 ounce glasses a day), eat foods high in fiber and roughage and exercise regularly.

Storage
  • Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • The liquid form of this medication may be stored in the refrigerator to improve taste.


How To Use
  • This medication is usually taken after each loose bowel movement.
  • Follow package instructions for proper dosing.
  • The liquid form should be shaken well before pouring each dose.

Side Effects
  • This medication is generally well tolerated.
  • Stomach upset may occur.
  • If diarrhea is not relieved after two days of using this medication or if you develop a fever or stomach cramps, notify your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing heart disease, bowel disease or allergies.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor before using any medication while breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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