How long can Kaopectate cause black stool that sometimes "oozes" into underwear? Any cause for concern? Should I see doctor or is it just the kao?
25 Oct 2011
I'm confused. Are you taking Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate, or both? Pepto-Bismol will turn your stools black for a few days. Kaopectate should not. Black stools can also be a sign of bleeding in the digestive tract. You might go off the meds for a few days and see if the stools go back to their normal color, if not then you should see the Dr for an occult stool test to test for blood in the stools.
25 Oct 2011
I'm pretty sure Kaopectate and Pepto are the same thing, nowadays. Check the Active Ingredients. With any OTC meds, always look at Active Ingredients. That will tell you what is in it.
It's very normal for Pepto to turn stool Black. However, it's not so great to have liquid oozing out of you. But unfortunately, that is a wds. So in addition to Pepto take Imodium. In some areas it's back ordered, so you may have to buy either a generic, or the liquid. I have even been buying the 2 tabs in a little packet.
When you decide to eat, try eating rice. I always liked Fried Rice. Rice binds up most people. So I highly recommend this.
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