Kaolin and Morphine mixture

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Kaolin and Morphine mixture
  • Dosage:
  • 200gram/ 1litre ; 50gram/ 1litre ; 5ml/ 1litre ; 91.6mg/ 1litre
  • Pharmaceutical form:
  • Oral suspension
  • Administration route:
  • Oral
  • Class:
  • Schedule 5 (CD Inv)
  • Prescription type:
  • Valid as a prescribable product
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug



  • Available in:
  • Kaolin and Morphine mixture
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • English

Therapeutic information

  • Product summary:
  • BNF: 01040200


  • Source:
  • eMC
  • Last update:
  • 11-07-2019

Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation



65MM X 170MM





Relieves the symptoms of

diarrhoea and upset stomachs





IMPORTANT: Peel this label

at corner and read BEFORE

use. Do not tear off, re-fix for

future use.

For symptomatic relief of diarrhoea and upset


SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Take the suspension by


Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:

Take 2 x 5ml spoonfuls. Repeat up to three

times a day if required.

Do not give to children under 12 years old.


Do not take with alcoholic or hot drinks.

Peel where shown for further


Active ingredients per 5ml: kaolin

light 1g, sodium hydrogen carbonate

250mg, morphine hydrochloride 0.458mg.

Also contains amongst other ingredients:

ethanol, sucrose, sodium parahydroxybenzoates

(E219, E217).

Sodium 74mg/5ml, alcohol 0.46 vol%.

Peel where shown for full list of


Do not store above 25°C. Keep tightly closed.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Manufactured by the licence holder L.C.M.

Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK for

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,

HD7 5QH, UK.

PL 12965/0021 92774771808

5 011309 034219

This medicine contains kaolin to help remove toxic

substances from the digestive system and increase

the bulk of solid waste. It also contains sodium

hydrogen carbonate which neutralizes excess

stomach acid and morphine which calms the gut.

1. Before you use this medicine

Do not use the medicine if you or your

child have….

An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in

section 3.

A blocked intestine or bowel problems. Liver

disease. Shallow breath, breathing difficulties

or during an asthma attack. A head injury or

persistent headache. Fits or seizures. A coma.

Taken MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) for

depression within the last two weeks.

An addiction to alcohol. High levels of alkali in

the blood. Low levels of calcium in the blood.

Reduced stomach acid.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you

or your child have….

Heart failure. Kidney problems. Liver problems.

High or low blood pressure. Prostate trouble.

An underactive thyroid. Asthma. A low sodium

diet. Or are taking steroids. Or you are elderly,

or weakened, as

these people can react differently

to the medicine and may need a lower dose.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you

or your child are taking….

Any tranquillisers, sleeping tablets, antidepressants

or medicines for mental illness (including MAOIs,

tricyclics, moclobemide, phenothiazines).

Antihistamines which cause drowsiness. Alcohol.

Aspirin. Antibiotics, e.g. ciprofloxacin, tetracycline.

Medicines to regulate heartbeat, e.g. esmolol.

Antivirals, e.g. ritonavir. Gabapentin, for epilepsy.

Domperidone or metoclopramide - which stop you

feeling or being sick. Cimetidine for a stomach

ulcer. Sodium oxybate for serious daytime

sleepiness. Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine - to

prevent or treat malaria. Any other medicine as this

medicine may interfere with their action.


Driving and using machines….

This medicine may cause drowsiness. If you are

affected do not drive or operate machinery.

Important ingredient information

This product contains sucrose. If you have been

told by your doctor that you have an intolerance

to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking

this medicine.

It also contains a small amount of ethanol (alcohol),

less than 100mg per 5ml.

This product contains 6.4mmol (or 148mg) of

sodium per 10ml dose. To be taken into account

by patients on a controlled sodium diet.

It also contains sodium methyl and sodium

propyl hydroxybenzoates (E219, E217) which

may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

2. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Kaolin & Morphine Mixture can

have side effects, although these don’t affect everyone.

Possible side effects are:

Stomach cramps Wind Feeling or being sick

Constipation Drowsiness Confusion Difficulty

in passing water Dry mouth Sweating Headache

Facial flushing Dizziness Low body heat

Hallucinations Mood changes Pinpoint pupils

Low sexual urge Skin rash and itching Low

blood pressure Abnormal heartbeat An increased

sensitivity to pain Prolonged use may lead to


If you notice these or any other side effects, stop use

and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you

what to do.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,

pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side

effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report

side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at

www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for 'MHRA

Yellow Card' in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more

information on the safety of this medicine.



& Morphine


Relieves the symptoms of

diarrhoea and upset stomachs

Kaolin, Sodium Hydrogen

Carbonate, Morphine Hydrochloride

Concomitant use of this product and sedative

medicines such as benzodiazepines or related drugs

increases the risk of drowsiness, difficulties in

breathing (respiratory depression), coma and may be

life-threatening. Because of this, concomitant use

should only be considered when other treatment

options are not possible.

However if your doctor does prescribe this product

together with sedative medicines the dose and

duration of concomitant treatment should be limited

by your doctor.

Please tell your doctor about all sedative medicines

you are taking, and follow your doctor’s dose

recommendation closely. It could be helpful to inform

friends or relatives to be aware of the signs and

symptoms stated above. Contact your doctor when

experiencing such symptoms.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Kaolin & Morphine Mixture should not be used in

pregnancy or breastfeeding unless the doctor has

told you to do so.

3. Further information

If you accidentally take too much see a doctor

straight away. Take the pack with you to show which

medicine you have swallowed.

Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date

refers to the last day of that month.

Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy for


The active ingredients per 5ml are: kaolin light 1g,

sodium hydrogen carbonate 250mg, morphine

hydrochloride 0.458mg.

The other ingredients are: ethanol, peppermint oil,

anise oil, saccharin sodium, sodium methyl and

sodium propyl hydroxybenzoates (E219, E217),

black treacle, liquorice flavour, sucrose and purified


What the medicine looks like

Kaolin & Morphine Mixture is a pale brown

suspension which separates on standing.

It is supplied in 200ml bottles.

This label was last revised in August 2018


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