attapulgite, Rheaban; Kaopectate Advanced Formula; Parepectolin; Diasorb; Diatrol; Donnagel

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Brand name and generic formulations of attapulgite products have been discontinued in the United States

GENERIC NAME: attapulgite

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Rheaban, Kaopectate Advanced Formula, Parepectolin, Diasorb, Diatrol, Donnagel

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Attapulgite is an oral, nonabsorbed medication that is used in the management of diarrhea. It works by adsorbing (binding) large numbers of bacteria and toxins and reducing the loss of water. Attapulgite reduces the number of bowel movements, improves the consistency of loose or watery stools, and relieves the gastrointestinal cramping that often is associated with diarrhea.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Attapulgite is used for the short-term treatment of diarrhea.

SIDE EFFECTS: Constipation is the main side effect of attapulgite. It can also cause:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2015

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