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Antidiarrheal Drugs

Antidiarrheal Drugs

Drug

Dosage

Kaolin-pectin

1–2 mL/kg, PO, qid

Activated charcoal

2–8 g/kg, PO

Bismuth subsalicylate

1–3 mL/kg/day in divided doses, PO

Aminopentamide

0.1–0.4 mg, IM, SC, or PO, bid

Isopropamide

0.2–1 mg/kg, PO, bid

Propantheline

0.25–0.5 mg/kg, PO, bid-tid

Paregoric

0.06 mg/kg, PO, tid

Diphenoxylate

0.05–0.1 mg/kg, PO, qid

Loperamide

0.08 mg/kg, PO, tid-qid