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Attapulgite (Oral)

Brand Names : Diar-Aid, Diarrest, Diasorb, Diatrol, Donnagel, Kaopectate, Kaopectate Advanced Formula, Kaopectate Maximum Strength, Kaopek, K-Pek, Parepectolin, Rheaban, Fowler's

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antidiarrheal, adsorbent

Attapulgite (at-a-PULL-gite) is taken by mouth to treat diarrhea. Attapulgite is a clay-like powder believed to work by adsorbing the bacteria or germ that may be causing the diarrhea.

This medicine is available without a prescription; however, the product's directions and warnings should be carefully followed. In addition, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper dose or use of attapulgite medicine for your medical condition.

Attapulgite is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Attapulgite
    • Oral suspension (U.S. and Canada)
    • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
    • Chewable tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Diar-Aid
  • Diarrest
  • Diasorb
  • Diatrol
  • Donnagel
  • Kaopectate
  • Kaopectate Advanced Formula
  • Kaopectate Maximum Strength
  • Kaopek
  • K-Pek
  • Parepectolin
  • Rheaban

In Canada -

  • Fowler's
  • Kaopectate


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Attapulgite: Before Using

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