Kaopectate Reformulated Aug 2006 Oral Tablet 262 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- traveler's diarrhea
- ulcers in stomach or intestines
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Talk to your doctor before taking other medicines, including aspirins and ibuprofen containing products. Speak to your doctor about which medicines are safe to use while you are on this medicine.
Your tongue may turn a dark color while taking this medicine. This is harmless and will go away when you stop the medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than eight times during 24 hours.
IMPORTANT: Children and teenagers should not use medications containing aspirin for cold and flu symptoms or chickenpox.
This medicine may cause serious bleeding problems in patients taking blood thinner medications. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to monitor your blood lab tests if you are on blood thinners.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
This medicine may contain aspartame (phenylalanine). Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition that requires you to limit or avoid this ingredient.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe or persistent abdominal pain
- increased risk of bruising and bleeding
- unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
- fast or irregular heart beats
- severe stomach or bowel pain
- blood in stool
- dark, tarry stool
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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