Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla (Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx)

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Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla Brand
Dosage Quantity & Price
600mg/15mL
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Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla is an anti-diarrheal and upset stomach reliever medication that is used to treat symptoms such as diarrhea and upset stomach.

Kaopectate comes in a liquid form with a pleasant vanilla flavor. Kaopectate Vanilla Liquid is made with bismuth subsalicylate, which not only treats the symptoms but also kills bacteria that can cause diarrhea. It also contains key electrolytes that help you stay hydrated while you recover.

Use and Dosage

To use Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla Suspension, you should follow the instructions provided on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. You should shake the bottle well before each use to ensure proper mixing of the medication. Then, you should take the medication orally, using the provided measuring spoon or dropper to measure out the correct dose.

  • The recommended dose for adults is usually 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the suspension every 30 to 60 minutes, as needed, for diarrhea or upset stomach relief. The maximum daily dose is 16 tablespoons (240 ml).
  • For children aged 12 years and above, the recommended dose is also 2 tablespoons (30 ml) every 30 to 60 minutes, as needed, for up to 8 doses per day.
  • Children aged 9 to 11 years old should use 1 tablespoon (15 ml) every 30 to 60 minutes, as needed, for up to 8 doses per day.
  • Children aged 6 to 8 years old should use half a tablespoon (7.5 ml) every 30 to 60 minutes, as needed, for up to 8 doses per day.

Consult a doctor before using Kaopectate if you have a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, or other stomach problems. And as always, read the label carefully and follow the instructions provided.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla (Bismuth Subsalicylate - non-Rx):

  • Temporary darkening of stools and tongue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea

Serious Side Effects of Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla (Bismuth Subsalicylate - non-Rx):

  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Reye's Syndrome (a rare but serious condition that can occur in children and teenagers who have recently had a viral infection, which has been associated with salicylate use)
  • Blood in stool
  • Confusion
  • Irregular heartbeat or palpitations
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Forms and Strength

Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla (Bismuth Subsalicylate - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:

Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla: Suspension

  • 600mg/15mL

Cautions

  • Do not take Kaopectate if you are allergic to aspirin or other salicylates.
  • Do not take Kaopectate if you have a bleeding disorder or if you are taking blood thinners.
  • Talk to your doctor before taking Kaopectate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Kaopectate may interact with other medications you are taking, so make sure to inform your doctor about all medications and supplements you are currently using.
  • If you have severe or persistent diarrhea, or if you experience symptoms such as fever or blood in your stool, you should seek medical attention as these may be signs of a more serious condition that requires treatment beyond anti-diarrheal medication.
  • Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla may cause temporary darkening of the stool and tongue, but it is usually harmless and should go away after you stop taking the medication.
  • Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla contains a sugar ingredient called sucrose, so if you have diabetes or are on a low-sugar diet, you should consult your doctor before taking this medication.
  • If you have liver or kidney disease, you should also talk to your doctor before taking Kaopectate, as the medication may not be appropriate for you.
  • Kaopectate Liquid Vanilla may cause constipation in some people, so make sure to drink plenty of fluids and consume fiber-rich foods to avoid its side effect.
  • Finally, if you experience any side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain after taking Kaopectate, stop taking the medication and talk to your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Kaopectate safe for pregnant women to use?

Talk to your doctor before taking Kaopectate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the medication may not be appropriate for you.

Can Kaopectate be given to dogs and cats?

Kaopectate is not FDA-approved for use in animals, but in specific circumstances, it may be used under the guidance of a veterinarian.

Is Kaopectate safe to use?

Kaopectate can be safe to use when taken as directed, but it may not be appropriate for everyone. Make sure to read the label and consult with your doctor before taking the medication.

How often can I take Kaopectate?

The recommended dosage for Kaopectate is one dose (30 mL) every 1/2 hour to 1 hour, up to 8 doses per day. Do not exceed the maximum daily dose without consulting with your doctor.

Resources

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Additional information

Generic name:

Bismuth subsalicylate – non Rx

Formulation:

Suspension

Strength(s):

600mg/15mL

Quantities Available:

350mL

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