Last update: April 17, 2016

Kaolin

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

White clay which is composed by hydrated aluminum silicate that is used orally as absorbent for the treatment of Acute Gastroenteritis.
Often associated with other antidiarrheal drugs like Pectin.

Given that its bioavailability is zero, which prevents any absorption through the mother's intestine, it is not excreted into breast milk.

Most Acute Gastroenteritis should not receive any medication: just providing a good hydration.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Kaolin since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Kaolin is also known as


Kaolin in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Kaolin in its composition:

  • Dextricea
  • Dia-Par Compuesto™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Diaend™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Entrocalm
  • Envios™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Exofur™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Farpectol™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Gastropect™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Isocar™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • K-C™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Kao-Spen
  • Kaolin Mixture™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Kaopectal™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Kaopectin™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Kaptate™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Kaptin™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Klincosal™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Lactopectin™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Neo Diaform™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Pectikon™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition
  • Pectolin™. Contains other elements than Kaolin in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 0 %
Molecular weight 259 daltons

References

  1. Mahadevan U, Kane S. American gastroenterological association institute technical review on the use of gastrointestinal medications in pregnancy. Gastroenterology. 2006 Jul;131(1):283-311. Review. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Nice FJ, Snyder JL, Kotansky BC. Breastfeeding and over-the-counter medications. J Hum Lact. 2000 Abstract

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