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K-Pek
Attapulgite-Oral


Attapulgite is used in the treatment of diarrhea. It works by absorbing fluid in the intestine.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Kaopectate, Diarrhea & Cramp Relief, Kao-Tin, K-Pec, Ka-Pec, Ka-Pec Diarrhea Medicine
 
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k-Pek
Kaopectate, Diarrhea & Cramp Relief, Kao-Tin, K-Pec, Ka-Pec, Ka-Pec Diarrhea Medicine

Uses
Attapulgite is used in the treatment of diarrhea. It works by absorbing fluid in the intestine.


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


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

How To Use
  • K-Pek is usually taken after each loose bowel movement.
  • Follow package instructions.
  • Chewable tablets must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.
  • The liquid form should be shaken well before pouring each dose.

Side Effects
  • K-Pek is generally well tolerated.
  • Stomach upset may occur.
  • If diarrhea is not relieved after two days of using K-Pek or 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: heart disease, bowel problems, allergies.
  • K-Pek 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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