At a Glance: Diarrhea and upset stomach can be debilitating and inconvenient side effects of certain chemotherapies and immunotherapy. Kaopectate may be taken 30 mL by mouth every 30-60 min. as needed to relive these symptoms. Do not exceed 240 mL in a 24 hr period.
Details: Per our oncology team, some cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and bone marrow transplants can cause diarrhea. Cancer treatment may increase your susceptibility to various infections, which can cause diarrhea. In some cases, antibiotics used to treat some infections also can cause diarrhea. Certain cancers themselves can cause diarrhea. The duration and severity of your diarrhea depend on what's causing your signs and symptoms. This product is helpful for temporarily relief from diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea, indigestion, and gas.
Note: We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice. Dosing based on children 12 and older.