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Racotil 100 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Racecadotril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Diarrhea generally occurs because of gastroenteritis. Racotil 100 MG Capsule is prescribed by doctors for treatment of acute diarrhea in children. Racotil 100 MG 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 Racotil 100 MG 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 Racotil 100 MG Capsule.

Some medicines may not suit patients who suffer from certain type of health problems. Thus before your child is prescribed Racotil 100 MG 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. Racotil 100 MG 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 Racotil 100 MG Capsule are usually prescribed. 10 mg of Racotil 100 MG Capsule is prescribed to infants weighing around 12kg, while children above 12kg are prescribed 30mg of Racotil 100 MG Capsule.

Along with Racotil 100 MG 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 and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

Diarrhea
Racotil 100 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of acute diarrhea in pediatric patients.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Racotil 100 MG Capsule.
In addition to its intended effect, Racotil 100 MG Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Tonsilitis Unknown Rare
Skin rash Unknown Rare
swelling of face and lips Unknown Rare
Headache Unknown Rare
Difficulty to breath Unknown Rare
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Racotil 100 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Alembic Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Racotil 100 MG 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.
India
Japan
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 Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Racotil 100 MG Capsule belongs to antidiarrheals. It works by inhibiting enkephalinase the enzyme which 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.
What are you using Racotil 100 MG Capsule for?
Diarrhea
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am using Taxim Oz, bifilac hp, redotil as I am suffering from motions. Also I have baby and I need to breastfeed her. Is it safe to breast feed after having this medicines?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Diploma in Clinical ART ( Infertility)
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
I am using Taxim Oz, bifilac hp, redotil as I am suffering from motions. Also I have baby and I need to breastfeed he...
Hello, Taxim OZ is antibiotic and is safe, bifilac is lactobacillus and is safe. Racecadotril is antisecretory and has mainly intestinal action. But since it has not been studied adequately and passage into breastmilk is not known, it is not recommended to be taken in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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Hello dr, mere father ko loose motions ki prblm aa re h around 2 mnth ho gye stop ni ho re. He says he feel gas in stomach then washroom jana padta. Blood test me wbc count is 18000. Dr. say it is infection. Bt I want to knw hw much time it will take to get fine? As having loose motion 5 6 time daily and fr 2 mnth is se weakness buat ho jati h.plz suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
for chronic diarrhoea please rule out tuberculosis if it is associated with weight loss , abdominal pain,lack of appetite. also do a colonoscopy to rule out serious causes. also rule out lactose intolerance . take econorm sachet once a day for 10days. take tab unienzyme twice daily 10 days. (treat amoebiasis(flagyl)and helminthiasis(albendazole)if not treated already) drink ORS in boiled water. wash hands thoroughly before eating. take injection neurobion alt day for 10 days. tab racecadotril 1tablet twice or thrice daily. treat the cause if you find any through investigation as the above mentioned treatment is just supportive management.

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