Used for: Diarrhea
Chinese name:

What is Kaolin for?

Kaolin belongs to a type of adsorbent that is used in combination with other medicines for rehydration therapy. Its adsorbent properties allow it to bind bacteria and toxins in the gut. It also draws more water into the gut and makes the stool firmer and easier to pass.

How to use it?

Kaolin is available as oral suspensions, usually combined with other medicines. It can be taken with or without food.


For diarrhoea, take up to 24g daily in divided doses. It can be used in combination with other antidiarrheals.

What are the side effects of Kaolin?

Common side effects of Kaolin include electrolyte imbalance and flatulence. 

Who should not take Kaolin?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Kaolin.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Due to its adsorbent properties, it reduces the absorption of a number of medicines. You can check with your doctors and pharmacist to make sure that Kaolin does not affect your regular medicines.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and also for Kaolin to work properly.

Common dosing schedule:
Kaolin is taken in divided doses.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Kaolin may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Kaolin in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Kaolin is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Kaolin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • (Oral Suspension)
Drug class
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Sub class
Antidiarrhoeal Agents
Other drugs in same class
Used for: Acute diarrhea
Chinese name:
Lacteol Fort
Used for: Acute diarrhea
Chinese name: