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Gastrointestinal Adsorbent


Treats diarrhea, stomach upset, and other problems.

Brand Names

Kerr Insta-Char
Kaodene NN
Kaopectate Advanced Formula
QC Anti Diarrheal

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed on the package label. Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 3 years old unless a doctor tells you to. Do not use if you have diarrhea that has blood or mucus in it, or if you also have a fever with your diarrhea.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
New or worsening abdominal pain, or severe constipation.
Severe diarrhea.
Swelling of your lower abdomen (belly).

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.