Attapulgite

Table of contents

  • Brand Names
  • Drug Combinations
  • Pharmacologic Category
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Therapeutic Use
  • Contraindications
  • Warnings and Precautions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Dosage
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • Special Considerations

Brand Names

Europe

Belgium: Actapulgite; France: Actapulgite; Poland: Kaopectate.

Drug combinations

Attapulgite, Sulfamethoxazole, and Trimethoprim

Chemistry

Pharmacologic Category

Antidiarrhea Agents. (ATC-Code: A07BC04; A07BC54).

Mechanism of action

Nonselectively absorbs excess intestinal fluid. May interfere with absorption of nutrients and other drugs.

Therapeutic use

Diarrhea and cramps.

Pregnancy and lactiation implications

Unlabeled use

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to attapulgite or any component of the formulation.

Warnings and precautions

Consult healthcare provider before initiating therapy if high fever or bloody stools are present. Do not use for more than 2 days. If diarrhea persists, consult healthcare provider.

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