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Kaolin and Pectin (Oral)

Brand Names : Kao-Spen, Kapectolin, K-P, Donnagel-MB

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

  • Antidiarrheal (adsorbent)

Kaolin and pectin (KAY-oh-lin and PEK-tin) combination medicine is used to treat diarrhea.

Kaolin is a clay-like powder believed to work by attracting and holding onto 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 kaolin and pectin combination medicine for your medical condition. Kaolin and pectin combination is available in the following dosage form:

  • Oral suspension (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Kao-Spen
  • Kapectolin
  • K-P

In Canada -

  • Donnagel-MB

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.


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Kaolin and Pectin: Before Using

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