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Racex 100Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Zee Laboratories
Medicine composition: Racecadotril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: March 04, 2021

Diarrhea generally occurs because of gastroenteritis. Racex 100Mg Capsule is prescribed by doctors for treatment of acute diarrhea in children. Racex 100Mg Capsule is considered as a prodrug, and as it enters the system following which the body breaks it down into thiorphan.

Thiorphan is an active ingredient that effectively lowers the watery secretions that the intestines produce. Thus, fluid loss as well as the symptoms of diarrhea are reduced. Generally doctors do not prescribe diarrhea medicines to children below the age of 12, but Racex 100Mg Capsule can be given to infants above 3 months of age.

In case of acute diarrhea that has lasted for many days your child may be prescribed Racex 100Mg Capsule. Some medicines may not suit patients who suffer from certain type of health problems. Thus before your child is prescribed Racex 100Mg Capsule be sure to gives his doctor details about his medical history. The drug may not be suitable if-

  • The child is suffering from high fever along with appearance of blood in the stool.
  • The child has any kidney or liver issues.
  • The child is under an antibiotic

The drug should be taken as prescribed. It is generally prescribed for about 7 days or even less and should be consumed between regular intervals. Racex 100Mg Capsule is available in granulated form and is mixed with water or food, that is, bottle feed.

The drug should be mixed well and given to the child straightaway. The drug should be continued until the condition improves significantly. 2 dosages of Racex 100Mg Capsule are usually prescribed. 10 mg of Racex 100Mg Capsule is prescribed to infants weighing around 12kg, while children above 12kg are prescribed 30mg of Racex 100Mg Capsule.

Along with Racex 100Mg Capsule an oral rehydration solution (ORS) is also prescribed for the child. This helps the child regain body strength and fluids that have been lost as a result of the diarrhea.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

The most common use of this medication is:

Here are some of the possible side effects of this drug:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is unknown whether it is safe or not to consume alcohol along with this medicine. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This medicine usually does not affect the consciousness and/or ability to drive.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution must be taken while prescribing this medicine in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Caution must be taken while prescribing this medicine in patients with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Racex 100Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Racex 100Mg Capsule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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This medicine works by inhibiting enkephalinase, the enzyme that degrades enkephalins. Thus increasing the level of enkephalins and reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes. Thus it shows antidiarrheal action without affecting the duration of intestinal transit.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Information not available.

Ques: What is Racex 100Mg Capsule used for?

Ans: Racex 100Mg Capsule is used for the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children.

Ques: Should Racex 100Mg Capsule be taken with a meal or without a meal?

Ans: The effectiveness of Racex 100Mg Capsule does not depend on a meal, it can be taken either way.

Ques: Does Racex 100Mg Capsule induce skin reactions?

Ans: Racex 100Mg Capsule may cause mild to moderate skin reactions in some patients.

Ques: How long should Racex 100Mg Capsule be taken?

Ans: It is advised to not take Racex 100Mg Capsule for more than 7 days.

Ques: Is Racex 100Mg Capsule safe for usage in paediatrics?

Ans: Racex 100Mg Capsule should be used on babies below the age of 3 months as its safety and effectiveness are not known.
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