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Kaopectate Caplets
Active Ingredients

Active ingredient (per caplet)
Bismuth subsalicylate 262 mg

Uses
  • relieves diarrhea
  • relieves travelers' diarrhea
  • relieves nausea and upset stomach associated with this symptom
Warnings

Reye’s Syndrome:

Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

Allergy Alert: Contains salicylate.

Do not take if you are

  • allergic to salicylates (including aspirin)
  • taking other salicylate products

Do not use if you have

  • an ulcer
  • a bleeding problem
  • bloody or black stool

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • fever
  • mucus in the stool

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

taking any drug for

  • anticoagulation (thinning the blood)
  • diabetes
  • gout
  • arthritis

When using this product

a temporary, but harmless, darkening of the stool and/or tongue may occur

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • symptoms get worse
  • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • diarrhea lasts more than 2 days

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions
  • adults and children 12 years of age and older: 2 caplets
  • swallow caplets with water; do not chew
  • repeat does every 1/2 hour to 1 hour as needed
  • do not exceed 8 doses in 24 hours
  • use until diarrhea stops but not more than 2 days
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea
Other Information
  • each caplet contains: total salicylates 99 mg
  • do not use if carton was opened or if printed foil inner seal under bottle cap is torn or missing
  • store at room temperature 20º-25ºC (68º-77º F)
Inactive Ingredients
croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, hydrated silica, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, mineral oil, pharmaceutical ink, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin (309-034)
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