attapulgite - oral, Di-gon II, Ka-pec (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is taken by mouth, usually after each loose bowel movement or as directed by your doctor. Check your package instructions for the dose and maximum recommended number of doses per day. Do not take more than directed.If you are using the liquid form, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a medication-measuring device or spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.If you are using chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing.This product is available in different strengths and with different ingredients but with product names that sound similar. Read the label carefully to make sure you have the right product for you. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
SIDE EFFECTS: Constipation or stomach upset may occur. If either of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.If diarrhea is not relieved after 2 days of using this product, or if you develop a fever or blood/mucus in the stool along with diarrhea, consult your doctor promptly. (See also Uses section.)A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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