Thursday, 13 September 2012

Entry: Kaopectate (n.)

In context: "By the time they're all stretching out, lined up in rows along the service and baselines, flexing and bowing, genuflecting to nothing, changing postures at the sound of a whistle, by this time the sky has lightened to the color of Kaopectate."

Definition: From Wikipedia: Kaopectate, known medically as bismuth subsalicylate, is an orally taken medication from Chattem, Inc. for the treatment of mild diarrhea. It is also sometimes used to treat indigestion, nausea and stomach ulcers. In the U.S., kaopectate is now equivalent to a tableted form of Pepto-Bismol, and is no longer made from kaolinite and pectin.

Other: So the colour?  That horrible sort of creepy-almost pink that screams thick and chalky.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 452

Source: Wikipedia


  1. It's a creamy white, right? Not really pink. Love the site!

  2. The stuff I've seen is most definitely a horrid pink. Maybe there is a regional difference? Or perhaps one of us is mistaken.