June 10, 2008

Kaopectate

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 1:36 pm

Kaopectate is used in the treatment of diarrhea (including traveler’s diarrhea). It works by absorbing fluid in the intestine. Kaopectate is also used to reduce the amount of discharge in patients who have undergone an ileostomy.
Kaopectate treats only the symptoms, not the cause of the diarrhea (e.g. infection).

Special warnings/precautions:

  • To maintain normal bowel habits, it is important to drink plenty of fluids, eat foods high in fiber and exercise regularly.
  • Do not give Kaopectate to a child or teenager who has chickenpox, the flu, or another viral infection. Use Kaopectate with extreme caution in CHILDREN because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Discuss with your doctor if you taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • Avoid taking this medicine if you have bleeding problems (e.g., hemophilia), active bleeding ulcer, black or bloody stools.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you

  • are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding;
  • have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances;
  • have a history of stroke;
  • have a certain type of bulging blood vessel (aneurysm) in the brain;
  • have stomach/abdominal pain, bowel obstruction;
  • have diabetes, gout, arthritis, fever, mucus in the stool, inflammation of the stomach, Kawasaki syndrome, kidney problems, chickenpox, the flu.

Kaopectate Side Effects

  • fever
  • hearing loss
  • nausea/ringing in the ears
  • severe constipation
  • vomiting
  • dizziness/drowsiness
  • severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)

This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Kaopectate, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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2 Comments »

  1. My wife has breast Cancerwith nolymph node involvement, Her oncologist wants her to take Cytoxin and Taxotere even thothere were no cancer cells in themargins after a lumpectomy followed by another lumpectomytaking out more surrounding tissue.The pathologist said the surgeon got all of the cancer cells. The surgeon said the lump was only1,3cm and that she thought only radiation would be necessary butthat she should see the local oncologist. Following the injections of the two chemotherapy agents for 12 weeks with a treatment (infusion) every three weeks, the doctor also recommended Herceptin due to the HER2 type cells seen from a parafin block slide. I understand that the regimen recommended is very toxicand particularly hard on a patient with cardiac arrythymia and asthsma.My wife has asked if the ddoctor would research the effectivenessof just Herceptin and radiationand aliminating the more toxicCytoxan and Taxotere infusionssince she had been on a specialimmune bolstering diet eliminatingall animal protein snd sugar.The doctor only thinks that there is a possibility of some roguecancer cells in the blood orlymphbut could not say that there were actually any cancer cells in her body after the most obvious ones were removed surgically so he was asked why he would subject a 70year old woman to such toxic drugsunless he knew there were more cancer cells ready to attack healthy organs.To this question he had no answer.It seems as if he is concerned more about himself beingsued if a tumor shows up in two years or so. We also asked if any killed roaming cancer cells flushed out in the urine could be identified and did not get an answer. My wife has not entirelymade up her mind to refuse chemowith the two more toxic drugs but she hopes the doctor says herceptin and radiation is allshewill need. We also got no answers when we inquired as to the cost ofthe chemotherapy since we are bothon Medicare and will probably have difficulty paying the co payments regardless of the costs.Wh is it so difficult to find out the cost of these drugs especially Herceptin? Les Easley

    Comment by The Marine Corps Corpsman — August 2, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

  2. I am sorry to hear that your wife has breast cancer. On the positive side the survival rates have improved dramatically. It is important that you have a good relationship with your oncologist who can help you make a best decision for treatment with you and you wife.Herceptin and Taxotere are only available to the Cancer treatment centers so I can not give you a price on those, however Drugstore.com lists Cytoxan 50mgms at $125.99 for 30. Good health to you both,Dr. Paul Zickler

    Comment by Ashlynn — August 6, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

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