Details About Generic Salt ::  Kaolin

Main Medicine Class:: Antidiarrheal combination   

(KAY-oh-lin/PECK-tin)
Kao-Spen, Kapectolin
Class: Antidiarrheal combination

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Absorbs fluid, binds and removes digestive tract irritants.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Symptomatic treatment of diarrhea.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

All doses are given after each loose bowel movement. ADULTS: PO 60–120 ml (regular strength) or 45–90 ml (concentrate) after each loose bowel movement. CHILDREN 6–12 YR: PO 30–60 ml (regular strength) or 30 ml (concentrate) per dose. CHILDREN 3–5 YR: PO 15–30 ml (regular strength) or 15 ml (concentrate) per dose.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Use in infants and children < 3 yr without physician guidance; use for > 2 days or in presence of high fever; intestinal obstruction; colitis.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Category B. Lactation: Kaolin and pectin are not absorbed from GI tract; transfer into breast milk is not expected.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

GI: Constipation; fecal impaction (especially infants and elderly).

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Absorbs fluid, binds and removes digestive tract irritants.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions

Clindamycin, digoxin, lincomycin penicillamine (oral): Decreased absorption may occur; separate administration times by 2–4 hr.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies. Note usual bowel patterns and onset of recent condition.
  • Conduct complete abdominal assessment, including palpitation and auscultation.
  • Assess for signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction, fecal impaction or dehydration; notify physician if present.
  • Assess vital signs, especially temperature. Notify physician if increased.
OVERDOSAGE: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
  Constipation

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • Administer after each loose bowel movement.
  • Shake suspension well before pouring.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Instruct patient to take medication after each diarrheal or loose stool.
  • Advise patient to notify physician if diarrhea persists for more than 48 hr or if fever develops.
  • Caution patient not to exceed recommended dosage.

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