Kapectolin PG

Active Ingredient(s): Belladonna + Kaolin + Paregoric + Pectin
Category: Gastrointestinal



Kapectolin PG Overview

Diphenoxylate (INN, BAN) (brand name Diocalm), or diphenoxylate hydrochloride (USAN), is a centrally active opioid drug of the phenylpiperidine series that is used for the treatment of diarrhea. It acts by slowing intestinal contractions and peristalsis allowing the body to consolidate intestinal contents and prolong transit time, thus allowing the intestines to draw moisture out of them at a normal or higher rate and therefore stop the formation of loose and liquid stools. It is the main act...

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Chemistry Project

Hello, I am a student at a High School in Washington State. In my chemistry class we are currently doing research paper on a manufactured product. I wanted to know why Kaolin is used in medication and also in other products such as dishwear? What are the medical uses of kaolin? Is it safe to use? How can it become a medication or a product to produce a container? Thank you for your time. ## Hello, Nancy! How are you? Good luck on your project! There are actually many substances that are used in foods, medicines, and other things we ingest, as well as being used in non-edible products, so this isn't the only one. Kaolin is basically a type of clay that is essential to the manufacture of china and porcelain. However, in people, it is used to treat diarrhea and cholera. It can also be ...

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