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Kaopectate Regular Strength (Peppermint)
Active Ingredients
(per 15mL):
Bismuth subsalicylate 262 mg; Anti-diarrheal/Upset stomach reliever
Uses
  • relieves 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 
  • diabetes 
  • gout
  • arthritis 
  • anticoagulation (thinning the blood)
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
  • shake well immediately before each use 
  • adults and children 12 years of age and older: 30 mL or 2 tablespoonfuls
  • for accurate dosing, use convenient pre-measured dose cup
  • repeat dose 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 15 mL tablespoonful contains: sodium 4 mg
  •  each 15 mL tablespoonful contains: total salicylates 130 mg
  •  do not use if inner seal is broken or missing 
  •  low sodium
Inactive Ingredients
caramel, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, flavor, microcrystalline cellulose, red 40, sodium salicylate, sorbic acid, sucrose, water, xanthan gum (245-243)
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