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KAOPECTATE LIQUID
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Drug Name:

KAOPECTATE LIQUID OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Bismuth subsalicylate 262mg/15mL; regular (contains K+ 5mg, Na+ 10mg), peppermint (contains K+ 5mg, Na+ 10mg), and cherry flavor (contains Na+ 10mg).

Company:
Chattem Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for KAOPECTATE LIQUID:

Diarrhea.

Adult:

30mL every 30–60 minutes if needed. Max 8 doses/day.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Varicella or influenza in children and teenagers.

Warnings/Precautions:

Ulcer. Coagulation disorders. Diabetes. Reye's syndrome. Sodium-restricted diet. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

See Also:

KAOPECTATE EXTRA STRENGTH LIQUID

Pharmacological Class:

Antidiarrheal.

Interactions:

Potentiates oral anticoagulants, hypoglycemics. Antagonizes uricosurics. Salicylism with aspirin. Reduces tetracycline absorption.

Adverse Reactions:

Darkened tongue and/or stool.

How Supplied:

Liq (regular, peppermint)—8oz, 12oz; Liq (cherry)—6oz; Extra strength liq—8oz, 12oz


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