pharmacy make it. It is the only product that helps my wife.
Parepectolin is no longer available.Neither is the original formula for Kaopectate.Kaopectate,until the early 1990's conained Kaolin and Pectin,great medicines for stopping diahrrea.Parepectolin,until the early 1990's, (in CT),you were able to purchase it as an exempt narcotic item-that is,one(1)four ounce bottle every 48 hrs,after signing an exempt narcotic log book(the red book).This is because Parepectolin contained a small amount of Paregoric,along with the Kaolin and Pectin. parepectolin has been discontinued,as also the original formula to Kaopectate-I don't know why they did this,I always thought Kaolin/Pectin a great combination to get rid of diahrrea.Now,Kaopectate(same name) contains a drug called Attapulgite,several hundred milligrams,per 5 ml teaspoon.I have tried it,and in my opinion the older product works best.Of course,now,since the early-mid 1990's,we have Immodium(Loperamide Hcl),over the counter.This product is better than morphine sulphate,in stopping diahrrea/loose,watery stools.Prior to the 1990's,Immodium was a prescription narcotic product,in capsule form,and in Schedule C-V,of the federal controlled substances act.Its almost unthinkable the feds would allow us dumb Americans,to now be able to purchase Immodium(Loperamide HCL), without a prescription.Current prescription meds for diahrrea,include Diphenoxylate,a schedule C-V,and the much lesser used Diphenoxn,which is in Schedule C-IV,known by its trade name of Motofen.I recall reading a study once,where monkeys,in a laboratory environment,were made physically dependant on Morphine Sulfate.Half the group of addicted monkeys went"cold turkey",while the other half were given intramuscular injections of Loperamide HCL(Immodium),and the latter went thru much less visible withdrawal symptoms(i.e.runny nose,cramping,irritability,etc)In saying that,I do NOT believe for a second that humans+monkeys have ANYTHING in common-just passing it along.Anyway,The O.T.C. Immodium is really great for combatting diahrrea/loose,watery stools.I'm noticing also that the once-prescription,but NOT controlled drug Librax,is now a schedule C-IV-it contains a very small amount of Chlordiazepoxide(5mg),as well as an anti-cholinergic(drying agent)-it is for irritable bowel syndrome,certain types of ulcers,etc.Since its inception,it was just an RX med.Very recently,DEA has decided to make it a controlled substance.They have also,very recently,made Tramadol,Ultram,Ultracet,a Schedule C-IV drug.My 84 year old Mom takes this for pain she has,as a result of a fall,and for some painful arthritis.-this is NOT like Percocet or Vicodin,or any of the others where one pill,or even 2or 3 will cause intoxication/rapid dependance.DEA is just playing big brother again.Within a week,or two,the Hydrocodone Products are to be upgraded from schedule C-III,to C-II.They say it will cut down on people who doctor shop.It will also cause someone in intense pain,who would normally receive from their doc some hydocodone pills,to instead get some Tylenol#3 w/codeine.If that person is allergic to codeine?Darvocet and all propoxyphene products were discontinued,so,either Tramadol,or,I'm betting lots of Motrin will be handed out.Lets see how many American's will end up with fresh ulcers,and other undesirable effects,because of big brother.It will be real curious to see if all the cough/cold meds,which,because Codeine being too week,I wonder if the Hycomine,Hycotuss,Hydromet,Hycodan,and Tussionex to name a few now Schedule C-III cough syrups will be made class 2's??No doctor will even write for them.Currently,the ONLY schedule c-ii cough syrup,in the u.s.,is Dilaudid(Hydromorphone)-how many doctors EVER saw the need to dispense that?My ex-wife+I,in the 1980's+1990's,used to vacation in Canada.I remember purchasing,o.t.c.,up there,Tylenol#1,222's(aspirin,codeine,and caffeine tabs)-so much low-dose codeine is sold o.t.c.,in Canada,because of their National Health Care.
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