attapulgite, Rheaban; Kaopectate Advanced Formula; Parepectolin; Diasorb; Diatrol; Donnagel (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Suspension: 600 mg/15ml or 750 mg/ml

STORAGE: Preparations should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: Attapulgite is taken after each loose bowel movement.

  • Adults and adolescents over the age of 12 years may take 1.2 to 1.5 grams per dose, up to 8.4 grams per day.
  • Children 6 to 12 years of age may take 600 to 750 mg after each loose bowel movement and up to 4.5 grams per day.
  • Children 3 to 6 years of age may take 300 mg after each loose bowel movement up to a total of 2.1 grams (7 doses) per day.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Attapulgite can decrease the absorption of benztropine (Cogentin), trihexyphenidyl (Artane), loxapine (Loxitane) and dicyclomine (Bentyl) if taken at the same time. These medications should be taken at least 2 hours earlier or later than attapulgite. Attapulgite and other antidiarrheals can worsen constipation caused by opiate pain relievers such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), propoxyphene (Darvon), morphine, and codeine.

PREGNANCY: Attapulgite is safe during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: Attapulgite is safe to use in nursing mothers.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2015

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