Kaolin

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Clindamycin (Cleocin)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Kaolin might decrease how quickly the body absorbs clindamycin (Cleocin), an antibiotic. But it probably doesn't decrease the amount of clindamycin (Cleocin) that is absorbed.



Digoxin (Lanoxin)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Kaolin might decrease the absorption and decrease the effectiveness of digoxin (Lanoxin), a heart medication. To avoid a potential interaction, separate digoxin (Lanoxin) and kaolin doses by at least two hours.



Quinidine
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Kaolin might decrease the absorption and decrease the effectiveness of quinidine (Quinidex), a heart medication. To avoid a potential interaction, separate quinidine (Quinidex) and kaolin doses by at least two hours.



Trimethoprim (Proloprim)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Kaolin might decrease the absorption and decrease the effectiveness of trimethoprim (Proloprim), an antibiotic. To avoid a potential interaction, separate trimethoprim (Proloprim) and kaolin doses by at least two hours.

Dosing considerations for Kaolin.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For relief of sore mouth (oral mucositis) caused by radiation treatment: 15 mL sucralfate suspension with diphenhydramine syrup plus kaolin-pectin is used as a rinse four times a day.

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