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Logo PECTIKON (SUSPENSION)

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not Scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

PECTIKON (SUSPENSION)

COMPOSITION:
Each 30 mL contains:

Light Kaolin 6 g
Apple Pectin 450 mg

Preservatives:
  Methylparaben 0.2% m/v
  Propylparaben 0.1% m/v
Alcohol content:
  Benzyl alcohol 0,1% v/v
  Alcohol 0,57% v/v
Contains TARTRAZINE

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.9 Antidiarrhoeals

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Antidiarrhoeals (for the treatment of frequent of loose watery stools)
Kaolin and Pectin has absorbent properties

INDICATIONS:
As an adjunct to rest fluids and appropriate diet in the symptomatic (relating to symptoms) treatment of mild to moderate acute diarrhoea

WARNINGS:
Pectikon contains TARTRAZINE, which may cause allergic type (unusual sensitivity type) reactions including bronchial (relating to air passages in the lungs) asthma in certain individuals. The overall incidence of tartrazine sensitivity is low, it is however, frequently seen in patients who also have aspirin sensitivity. The absorption of other agents from the gastro-intestinal tract can be reduced if administered concomitantly.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
If the symptoms persist for longer than 48 hours or the condition of the patient deteriorates, the product must be discontinued and a doctor consulted. In the treatment of diarrhoea it is important that hydration be maintained by administering adequate fluids and electrolytes.
Adults and children 12 years and over: 15 mL to 30 mL three to four times daily.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Constipation may occur. See “Warnings”

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVER DOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Refer to "Side-Effects and Special Precautions"
Treatment is symptomatic or supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A yellow suspension with an odour and taste of banana

PRESENTATION:
In amber PVC bottles containing 100 mL, and amber HDPE containers containing 2.5 litres.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool place below 25ºC, protected from light.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
E 1413 (Act 101 of 1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Gulf Drug Company (Pty) Ltd
22 Burnside Drive
Old Mill Industrial Park
Mount Edgecombe, 4300

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
06 June 1995

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