Kao-Tin Suspension

1 What is Kao-Tin Suspension?

Brand: Kao-Tin Suspension, Kaopectate, Kaopectolin Oral Suspension

Generic: Bismuth Subsalicylate

Kao-Tin Suspension is a drug used in the relief of diarrhea, upset stomach, heartburn, acid indigestion, and nausea. This drug is available as an oral suspension.


You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Use a measuring spoon.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.


Kao-Tin Suspension may interact with medications such as:

  • Valproic acid
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as:
    • Acetazolamide
  • Methotrexate
  • Other drugs that can cause bleeding or bruising such as:
    • Aspirin
    • Antiplatelet drugs such as:
      • Clopidogrel
      • NSAIDs such as:
        • Ibuprofen
        • Salicylates such as:
          • Salsalate
          • or Choline salicylate and
          • Blood thinners such as:
            • Warfarin.

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling


Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to bismuth subsalicylate
  • Allergy to aspirin or to salicylates such as:
    • Salsalate
    • or to NSAIDs such as:
  • Bleeding problems
  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Pregnancy or lactation