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Redotil 100 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Racecadotril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

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

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

Along with Redotil 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.

diarrhea

Redotil 100 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of acute diarrhea in pediatric patients.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Redotil 100 MG Capsule.
In addition to its intended effect, Redotil 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

Moderate Less Common

Skin rash.

Moderate Less Common

swelling of face and lips

Moderate Less Common

headache

Moderate Less Common

Difficulty to breath

Moderate Less Common

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 Redotil 100 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Alembic Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

If you miss a dose of Redotil 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.
Redotil 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.

Ques: What is Redotil 100 mg capsule?

Ans: Redotil 100 MG Capsule is treated as a prodrug which gets broken down to thiorphan as soon as it enters the body. It is an antidiarrheal and helps in decreasing the intestinal secretion. It contains Racecadotril as the active working ingredient. Redotil Capsule works by reducing the excessive secretion of water and electrolytes in gut.

Ques: What is Redotil 100 mg capsule used for?

Ans: Redotil 100 MG Capsule is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like acute diarrhea in pediatric patients. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Redotil 100 MG Capsule to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Redotil 100 mg capsule?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Redotil 100 MG Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include tonsillitis, skin rash, swelling of face and lips, headache and difficulty to breathe. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be promptly consulted.
What are you using Redotil 100 MG Capsule for?
Diarrhea
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Thrice a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
swelling of face and lips
Tonsilitis
Headache
Skin Rash
Difficulty to breath
No Side Effects
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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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I am facing problems with my stomach since past 1 month or so, I was prescribed Redotil by a Doctor and now the case is whenever I take the medicine the stool is fine but if I skip it even once the stool is part solid part liquid. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am facing problems with my stomach since past 1 month or so, I was prescribed Redotil by a Doctor and now the case ...
please stop redotil. take probiotics like lactobacilli powder thrice in a day. take enterogermina sachet twice daily for 5 days. eat balanced diet .include fresh curd in your diet daily.
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