ATTAPULGITE - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Di-gon II, Ka-pec
Phonetic Pronunciation: (at-uh-PULL-gite)
Information last revised May 2010
Attapulgite is used to treat diarrhea. It is a clay-like substance that works by absorbing fluid in the intestine. It may also help your body get rid of bacteria/viruses that might be causing the diarrhea. This product should not be used to treat diarrhea if you also have a fever or blood/mucus in the stools. These could be signs of a serious health condition. Consult your doctor promptly for proper evaluation and treatment if you have these symptoms.
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