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Logo KAOLIN AND PECTIN MIXTURE

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

KAOLIN AND PECTIN MIXTURE

COMPOSITION:
Each 10 mL of the mixture contains:–
Kaolin light 2,667 g
Apple pectin 60 mg
Nipasept 0,2% m/v
Alcohol 2,7% v/v
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
11.9 Antidiarrhoeals

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Kaolin is a gastrointestinal adsorbent. The mechanism of action of pectin in diarrhoeas is unknown. When this is fed to healthy human subjects, only a small amount is recovered in the faeces. However, in patients with diarrhoea, much larger amounts may be eliminated unchanged. The unchanged material may act in the bowel as an adsorbent and protective. (Goodman & Gilman 5th edition).

INDICATIONS:
For the symptomatic treatment of colitis, enteritis, dysentery and diarrhoea associated with food poisoning and in alkaloidal poisoning.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Shake the bottle before use.
10 –20 mL of the mixture, three to four times daily or after each loose motion. Children: 5 –10 mL.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Kaolin decreases the absorption of tetracyclines, anticholinergics, lincomycin and other drugs. Although kaolin is generally considered to be innocuous, granuloma of the stomach has been reported from its use.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Constipation and possible faecal impaction. Consult a doctor for stomach washout.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION:

IDENTIFICATION:
A cream coloured suspension which does not separate readily on standing.

PRESENTATION:
100 mL amber PVC bottle with white snap-on pilfer-proof cap.
750 mL Plastic bottle with screw-on cap.
2,5 L Plastic bottle with screw-on cap.
20 L Plastic carbuoy.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 30°C out of direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
E792 (WET/ACT 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
ADCO DRUG CO. (PTY.) LTD.
491 Sydney Road
Durban
4001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
20-04-88.

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