Gastropect suspension is an antidiarrhea medication specially formulated to help stop diarrhea and gently restore an upset digestive system to a more stable state. Each 5 ml contains: Light kaolin – 1.00 g. Pectin – 0.05 g. Preservative: Nipasept – 0.14 % m/v. Contains sugar: Sucrose – 267.5 mg.
Kaolin is a natural ingredient used for the short-term symptomatic treatment of various conditions including diarrhea, skin dryness, and minor skin bleeding. Pectin acts as a prebiotic in specifically stimulating gut bifidobacteria in IBS-D patients and is effective in alleviating clinical symptoms, balancing colonic microflora and relieving systemic inflammation.
How to use Gastropect Suspension
Shake the bottle well before use.
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: 2.5 to 5 medicine measures (12.5 – 25 ml) 3 to 4 times daily. 3 – 6 years: 1 to 2.5 medicine measures (5- – 12.5 ml) 3 to 4 times daily.
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 diarrhea, it is important that hydration be maintained by administering adequate fluids and electrolytes.
Can I use gastropect for babies?
No. Gastropect suspension is not approved for use in children under the age of 3. In Children 3 years and above, kaolin Pediatric Mixture is used to remove toxic substances from the digestive system and increases the bulk of solid waste.
Can I use gastropect for vomiting?
Gastropect suspension may help treat some types of nausea and vomiting, such as from gastroenteritis (stomach flu). Gastropect is a short-acting medication and may stop working within 24 hours, although effects can be longer in patients with liver or kidney disease.
Storage instructions: Store at or below 25 degrees C.
What are the side effects of Gastropect Suspension?
Gastropect Suspension seems to be safe for most people. It can cause some side effects including constipation, particularly in children and the elderly. This drug may temporarily increase flatulence and distension, and intestinal obstruction has been reported after administration. Do not inhale Gastropect Suspension. It can cause lung problems.
Contraindications: Gastropect should not be given to patients with intestinal obstruction and patients with spastic bowel conditions. The absorption of other agents from the gastrointestinal tract can be reduced if administered concomitantly.
Moderate Interaction: Be cautious with this combination
Clindamycin (Cleocin) interacts with kaolin
Kaolin might decrease how quickly the body absorbs clindamycin (Cleocin), an antibiotic. But it probably doesn’t decrease the amount of clindamycin (Cleocin) that is absorbed.
Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with kaolin
Kaolin might decrease the absorption and decrease the effectiveness of digoxin (Lanoxin), a heart medication. To avoid a potential interaction, separate digoxin (Lanoxin) and kaolin doses by at least two hours.
Quinidine interacts with kaolin
Kaolin might decrease the absorption and decrease the effectiveness of quinidine (Quinidex), a heart medication. To avoid a potential interaction, separate quinidine (Quinidex) and kaolin doses by at least two hours.
Trimethoprim (Proloprim) interacts with kaolin
Kaolin might decrease the absorption and decrease the effectiveness of trimethoprim (Proloprim), an antibiotic. To avoid a potential interaction, separate trimethoprim (Proloprim) and kaolin doses by at least two hours.
A 100ml bottle of Gastropect suspension cost R 37.99 on clicks and R 34.20 on Dischem.
Remember: If symptoms persist for longer than 48 hours or the condition of the patient deteriorates, the product must be discontinued and a doctor consulted. Keep out of reach of children.