Kaolin (19.30g), Pectin (0.43g) 100 ml suspension
What Kaolin, Pectin is used for:
Kaolin is a native hydrated aluminium silicate and pectin is a purified carbohydrate product from citrus fruit rind.
Kaolin acts by adsorbing gases, toxins and bacteria from the alimentary tract and by increasing the bulk of stools.
thus it is employed in the symptomatic treatment of gastrointestinal conditions associated with diarrhoea.
Pectin not only provides additional adsorptive power to that of kaolin, but it also has a coating effect on the bowel.
Thus, the combination of both is a simple, safe and efficient antidiarrhoeal product which combines both adsorbent and demulcent properties essential for the treatment of diarrhoea.
Do not take Kaolin, Pectin if:
Hypersensitivity to Kaolin, Pectin
You have a fever or if there is blood or mucus in your stool
Warnings & Precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
If your diarrhea does not stop after 1 or 2 days or if you develop a fever.
If you are taking any other medicine, do not take it within 2 to 3 hours of taking kaolin and pectin.
Taking the medicines together may prevent the other medicine from being absorbed by your body.
Possible Side Effects:
No serious side effects have been reported for kaolin and pectin.
However, kaolin and pectin may cause constipation in some patients, especially if they take a lot of it.
Other medicines and Kaolin, Pectin:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Monitor dolutegravir and kaolin. Products that contain aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium and/or other minerals may interfere with the absorption of dolutegravir and reduce its effectiveness in treating HIV infection.
You should take dolutegravir at least two hours before or six hours after the kaolin dose.
How to take Kaolin, Pectin:
Adults: the usual dose is 1 tablespoonful (15 ml) 3 - 6 times daily, or as directed by the physician.
Children: the usual dose is - 1 teaspoonful (5 ml) 3 - 6 times daily, or as directed by the physician
The dose of kaolin and pectin will be different for different patients.
Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label.
If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The following information includes only the average doses of kaolin and pectin
How to store Kaolin, Pectin:
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Keep from freezing.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.