The correct dosage by age for Kaopectate is available at Drugs.com. The typical dose for ages 13 through adulthood is 2 tablespoonfuls every 30 to 60 minutes as needed. Within a 24-hour period, a person should not exceed 16 tablespoonfuls of regular-strength liquid, or 8 tablespoonfuls of liquid concentrate.
Patients should follow either their doctor's orders or the medication label's instructions when taking Kaopectate, because different patients have different dosing requirements, explains Drugs.com. Caretakers should not administer Kaopectate to children younger than 12 years. Children tend to be more sensitive to the effects of salicylates, particularly after losing large amounts of body fluids when ill.