Label: KAOPECTATE CHERRY FLAVOR ANTI DIARRHEAL- bismuth subsalicylate liquid

  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph final

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Drug Label Information

Updated December 16, 2022

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    Active ingredient (per 15 mL)Purposes
    Bismuth subsalicylate 262 mgAnti-diarrheal
    Upset stomach reliever

    Uses relieves:

    • traveler’s diarrhea
    • diarrhea
    • upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink, including:
      • heartburn
      • indigestion
      • nausea
      • gas
      • belching
      • fullness

  • Warnings

    Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

    Allergy Alert: Contains salicylate.

    Do not take if you are

    • allergic to salicylates (including aspirin)
    • taking other salicylate products

    Do not use if you have

    • an ulcer
    • a bleeding problem
    • bloody or black stool

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • a sodium-restricted diet
    • fever
    • mucus in the stool

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any drug for

    • diabetes
    • gout
    • arthritis
    • anticoagulation (thinning the blood)

    When using this product a temporary, but harmless, darkening of the stool and/or tongue may occur

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • symptoms get worse
    • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
    • diarrhea lasts more than 2 days

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • Directions

    • shake well immediately before each use
    • only use pre-measured dose cup
    • adults and children 12 years of age and older:
      • 1 dose (30 mL) every ½ hour to 1 hour as needed.
      • do not exceed 8 doses (240 mL) in 24 hours
      • use until diarrhea stops but not more than 2 days
      • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
      • drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea

  • Other Information

    •  each 15 mL dose cup contains: sodium 9 mg
    •  do not use if inner seal is broken or missing
    •  store at room temperature 20º-25º C (68º-77º F)
  • Inactive Ingredients

    caramel, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, flavor, FD&C Red No. 40 microcrystalline cellulose, sodium salicylate, sorbic acid, sucrose, water, xanthan gum

  • Principal Display Panel

    Bismuth Subsalicylate

    • Anti-Diarrheal • Upset Stomach Reliever

    Diarrhea & 
    Upset Stomach

    ✓ Begins controlling symptoms from the first dose
    ✓ Quickly relieves urgency, gas, and cramping
    ✓ Effective on diarrhea from bacteria, viruses, and other causes

    8 fl oz (236 mL)

    Cherry Flavor


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    Kramer Laboratories, Inc.
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807



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    bismuth subsalicylate liquid
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:55505-201
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Bismuth Subsalicylate (UNII: 62TEY51RR1) (Bismuth Cation - UNII:ZS9CD1I8YE) Bismuth Subsalicylate262 mg  in 15 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    Caramel (UNII: T9D99G2B1R)  
    Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Unspecified Form (UNII: K679OBS311)  
    Fd&C Red No. 40 (UNII: WZB9127XOA)  
    Microcrystalline Cellulose (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    Sodium Salicylate (UNII: WIQ1H85SYP)  
    Sorbic Acid (UNII: X045WJ989B)  
    Sucrose (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    Water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    Xanthan Gum (UNII: TTV12P4NEE)  
    Product Characteristics
    Color    Score    
    FlavorCHERRYImprint Code
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:55505-201-36236 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product11/01/2020
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH FINALpart33511/01/2020
    Labeler - Kramer Laboratories (122720675)
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Trillium Health Care Products Inc.255426306manufacture(55505-201)