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Logo GASTROPECT SUSPENSION

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

GASTROPECT SUSPENSION

COMPOSITION:
Each 5 mL contains:

Kaolin         1,00 g
Pectin         0,05 g
Preservative:
Nipasept        0,14% m/v

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11. 9 Antidiarrhoeals.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Kaolin and Pectin have adsorbent properties.

INDICATIONS:
As adjunct to rest, fluids and appropriate diet in the symptomatic treatment of mild to moderately acute diarrhoea.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Gastropect Suspension should not be given to patients with intestinal obstruction, and patients with spastic bowel conditions.

WARNING:
The absorption of other agents from the gastro-intestinal tract can be reduced if administered concomitantly.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults:         5 to 10 medicine measures (25 - 50 mL) 3 to 4 times daily.
Children:
  12 years and over: 5 medicine measures (25 mL) 3 to 4 times daily.
  6 - 12 years:                2½ to 5 medicine measures (12,5 - 25 mL) 3 to 4 times daily.
  3 - 6 years: 1 to 2½ medicine measures (5 - 12,5 mL) 3 to 4 times daily.
Shake the bottle before 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.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Constipation may occur.
Pectin may temporarily increase flatulence and distension, and intestinal obstruction has been reported after administration.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
See side-effects and special precautions. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
Pale-cream coloured suspension with the flavour of toffee.

PRESENTATION:
Amber PVC bottles of 100 mL and green HDPE container of 2½L.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
E/11.9/1546

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Pharmacare Limited
7 Fairclough Road
PORT ELIZABETH
6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
17/11/1993

        G564A
KOHLER C&P P.E

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