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Kaolin-pectin has been very effective for treatnment of diarrhea - Can not find the drug in the Drug Stores now - - January 2008 - HELP - [email protected]

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David7263 | 65-74 | Male | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
8/20/2016
Condition: Diarrhea
Overall rating 5.0
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Very effective for diarrhea, every time I have taken it. Was discontinued some years ago because of one study that claimed it was not effective. No side effects, inexpensive, yet it was discontinued. Still available for pets, but now has a chemical added to make it bitter. Bismuth subsalicylate has proven itself completely ineffective. It also produces black stool. It cannot be given to young children, leaving the treatment of diarrhea in infants ambiguous or nonexistent. All of this was due to one monograph written by a doctor, with insufficient evidence, following many years of succesful and documented treatment in the general population.

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Mary | 65-74 | Female | On medication for 10 years or more | Patient
5/17/2011
Condition: Other
Overall rating 5.0
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I'm 71 and was introduced to Kaopectate by my mother at a very early age. Any upset stomach was treated with a dose of Kaopectate. It ALWAYS worked. Either the stomach ache would go away or I would vomit and then the stomach ache would go away. The new formulation (which is exactly like PeptoBismol) does not work for me. Is there anyplace (other than the vet's office) to get the original Kaopectate?

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[email protected] | 65-74 | Male | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
1/6/2008
Condition: Diarrhea
Overall rating 4.3
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Kaolin-pectin has been very effective for treatnment of diarrhea - Can not find the drug in the Drug Stores now - - January 2008 - HELP - [email protected]

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