Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Kaolin

Contributor(s): Lauren Trepanier, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Kaolin/pectin.

Class of drug

  • Anti-diarrheal.

Description

Physical properties

  • Orange/yellow or white suspension.
  • Sweet odor.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Do not store in freezer.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Kaolin is an adsorbent anti-diarrheal.
  • It is often mixed with sulfonamides to treat non-specific diarrheas in dogs and cats.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Kaolin may decrease the absorption of lincomycin Lincomycin , trimethroprim Trimethoprim and sulfonamides.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Ramsey I (2017) Small Animal Formulary. 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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