Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Smectite

Synonym(s): Biosponge

Contributor(s): Timothy Mair, Simon Peek

Introduction

Name

  • Smectite (Biosponge).

Class of drug

  • Adsorbent, gastrointestinal protectant.

Description

Chemical name

  • Di-tri-octahedral smectite.

Physical properties

  • A natural, hydrated aluminomagnesium silicate "clay".

Storage requirements

  • Keep dry.

Uses

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Indications

  • Undifferentiated enterocolitis.
  • Infectious enterocolitis, especially clostridiosis   Gastrointestinal: clostridiosis  .
  • Antibiotic-induced enterocolitis.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Weese J S, Cote N M & deGannes R V (2003) Evaluation of in vitro properties of di-tri-octahedral smectite on clostridial toxins and growth. Equine Vet J 35 (7), 638-641 PubMed.

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