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Kaopectate (kaopectate (bismuth subsalicylate) tablet, coated) Dailymed

Generic: bismuth subsalicylate is used for the treatment of Blood Coagulation Disorders Chickenpox Diarrhea Dysentery, Bacillary Dyspepsia Escherichia coli Infections Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Nausea Pregnancy Trimester, Third Stomach Diseases Virus Diseases Helicobacter Infections

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Otc - Active Ingredient Section


Active ingredient (per caplet) Purposes
Bismuth subsalicylate 262 mg Anti-diarrheal, Upset stomach reliever

Indications & Usage Section

Uses relieves:
  • traveler’s diarrhea
  • diarrhea
  • upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink, including:
    • heartburn
    • indigestion
    • nausea
    • gas
    • belching
    • fullness


Reye’s syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

Allergy Alert: Contains salicylate. 

Do not take if you are

  • allergic to salicylates (including aspirin)
  • taking other salicylate products

Do not use if you have

  • an ulcer
  • a bleeding problem
  • bloody or black stool

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • fever
  • mucus in the stool


Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any drug for
  • anticoagulation (thinning the blood)
  • diabetes
  • gout
  • arthritis


When using this product a temporary, but harmless, darkening of the stool and/or tongue may occur

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • symptoms get worse
  • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • diarrhea lasts more than 2 days


If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.


Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


  • adults and children 12 years of age and older: 2 caplets (1 dose)
  • swallow caplets with water; do not chew
  • repeat dose every 1/2 hour to 1 hour as needed
  • do not exceed 8 doses in 24 hours
  • use until diarrhea stops but not more than 2 days
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea

Other Information

  • Each caplet contains very low sodium
  • do not use if carton was opened or if printed foil inner seal under bottle cap is torn or missing
  • store at room temperature 20º-25º C (68º-77º F)

Inactive Ingredients

croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, hydrated silica, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, mineral oil, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin


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FAST & EFFECTIVE RELIEF Kaopectate ® Bismuth Subsalicylate • Anti-Diarrheal • Upset Stomach Reliver Diarrhea & Upset Stomach ✓ Begins controlling symptoms from the first dose✓ Quickly relieves urgency, gas, and cramping✓ Effective on diarrhea from bacteria, viruses, and other causes CLINICALLY PROVEN MEDICINE 28 Coated Caplets

LOT EXP Do not use if foil seal under cap, printed with "SEALED for YOUR PROTECTION" is missing, open or broken. Kramer Laboratories, Inc. Bridgewater, NJ 08807 1-800-824-4894 14711-07-20_K0720

Kaopectate ® Bismuth Subsalicylate
  • Anti-Diarrheal
  • Upset Stomach Reliever

Diarrhea &  Upset Stomach 28 Coated Caplets Do not use if foil seal under cap, printed with "SEALED for YOUR PROTECTION" is missing, open or broken. KEEP CARTON AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION Kramer Laboratories, Inc. Bridgewater, NJ 08807 1-800-824-4894 14712-07-20_K0720


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