were also often used in medications (e.g., kaolin clay in Kaopectate
He complained to the nurses but was only given an over-the-counter stomach remedy, Kaopectate
. Two days later he was found in his cell, unresponsive, and was pronounced dead twenty minutes later.
If bulk-formers don't relieve diarrhea, your doctor may suggest short-term use of medications that slow the bowel muscles, such as Kaopectate
"If you've ingested Kaopectate
, you've eaten kaolin," he points out.
Worldwide, many animals consume clay soils that contain nothing nutritious but are chock full of minerals similar to the ingredients of Kaopectate
, a commercial diarrhea treatment.
* DIARRHEA: Take one tablespoon of Kaopectate
(can be bought without a prescription) after each loose stool.
Morledge, M.D., adviser to travelers throughout the world: "Assemble a medical kit for a dancer of any age that includes one-, three-, and five-inch tapes; Ace Bandages with metal clamps or in self-adhesive form; an over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol or Advil (to be used sparingly, if at all), or an acetaminophen product if you are a nonaspirin user; an analgesic balm such as Kiehl's Body Rub; an antidiarrheal medication such as Kaopectate
or Pepto-Bismol; Bacitracin, for minor cuts, burns, and scrapes; small scissors and tweezers; an antibiotic, such as Cipro or Neosporin; and a decongestant for allergies.
Other drugs used in the treatment of diarrhea exert their action through alteration of intestinal motility (Imodium, Lomotil), alteration of secretion (Pepto-Bismol), and absorption of toxins (Kaopectate
Kate McKenna's article, "The Curse of Desert Storm," in the March 1996 Playboy, didn't mention Brian Martin's vomit but said that he is "often confined to a wheelchair" because of "a diarrhetic condition that has damaged his spine." (Emphasis mine.) Perhaps the makers of Kaopectate
should advertise that it may be effective in preventing spinal injury.
Also acceptable for use in TV commercials are the words "diarrhea," for Kaopectate
, and "period," for feminine hygiene products.
Certain clay soils contain a high concentration of kaolin, the active ingredient in the antidiarrheal medication Kaopectate
, according to a report in the Feb.