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.
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
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT: 17/11/1993
KOHLER C&P P.E
New addition to this site: October 2004
Source: Community Pharmacy