attapulgite - oral, Di-gon II, Ka-pec (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking attapulgite, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis, dysentery).Severe diarrhea may result in a serious loss of body water (dehydration). If you are using a product to treat diarrhea, it is also important to replace the fluid lost by the body and to follow a proper diet. Food/liquids such as gelatin, broth, cooked cereals, bread, crackers, and applesauce are recommended to help prevent dehydration. Avoid fruits, vegetables, fried/spicy foods, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages, all of which may make the condition worse.Contact your doctor promptly if you notice any symptoms of dehydration such as unusual decreased urination, unusual dry mouth/increased thirst, lack of tears, dizziness/lightheadedness, or pale/wrinkled skin.This product is not absorbed into the body and is not likely to cause problems during pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about using this product safely during pregnancy.This product is unlikely to pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.Avoid taking other medicines within 2 to 3 hours of taking this product. Doing so may prevent the other medicine from being absorbed by your body. If you have any questions about using this product safely, ask your doctor or pharmacist.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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