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Kaolin and pectin mixture

 

Product description
White mixture with peppermint flavour.


Composition
Active ingredient :

Light Kaolin 1 g / 5 ml

Pectin 50 mg / 5 ml

Preservative:

Benzoic Acid 0.2% w/v


Pharmacology / pharmacokinetic
Kaolin and Pectin when given by mouth, absorbs toxic and other substances from the alimentary tract and increases the bulk of the faeces. It is employed in the symptomatic treatment of gastrointestinal condition associated with diarrhoea.


Kaolin and Pectin is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Large amounts of Kaolin and Pectin is eliminated unchanged.


Indication
For symptomatic relief of diarrhoea.


Recommended dosage :
Adults : 15ml to 45ml.

Children : 6 to 12 years : 10ml to 20ml, to be taken after each bowel movement or as directed by the physicians. ( 1 teaspoonful is equal to about 5 ml )

Do not use this product for more than 2 days unless directed by a physician.


WARNING

Kaolin-Pectin is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Severe constipation, which may lead to faecal impaction, may rarely occur in children and elderly patients taking Kaolin and Pectin.


Precautions
Appropriate fluid and electrolyte therapy should be given to protect against dehydration. Oral rehydration therapy - which is the use of appropriate fluids including Oral Rehydration Salts remains the most effective treatment for dehydration due to diarrhoea. The intake of as much of these fluids as possible is therefore imperative.

Contraindications
Contraindicated in patients with spastic bowel condition.

 

Drug interactions

Kaolin and pectin may interfere with the absorption of other drugs, including antibiotics, when administered concurrently.

 

Side effects

Kaolin and Pectin are well tolerated if taken according to the recommended dosage.

 

Use in pregnancy and lactation

Safety for sue during pregnancy and breast feeding have not been fully established.

 

Toxicity

Kaolin and Pectin is well tolerated.

 

Storage

Keep below 30C.

 

Expiry period

Do not use after the expiry date state on the label.

 

Availability

100ml in glass bottle and 3.8 litres in plastic bottle.

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