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Racecadotril

Molecule Description

Racecadotril is used for the treatment of acute diarrhoea. It acts on the gastro...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Racecadotril

Racecadotril is used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea
contraindications

Contraindications of Racecadotril

When should one not use Racecadotril

If you are allergic to racecadotril or similar medicines.
sideEffects

Side effects of Racecadotril

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Redness
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Racecadotril

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take racecadotril during pregnancy?
A:
Consult your doctor before taking racecadotril during pregnancy as there is limited safety data available in pregnant women.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take racecadotril while breastfeeding?
A:
Consult your doctor before taking racecadotril while breastfeeding as there is limited safety data available in breastfeeding mothers.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed racecadotril?
A:
Racecadotril may cause dizziness, thus you need to be cautious while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with racecadotril?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of racecadotril on alcohol
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any problems with liver or kidneys.
  • You develop skin reactions.
  • You experience prolonged or uncontrolled vomiting.
  • You have a fever or notice blood in your stools.
  • You experience persistent diarrhoea due to the use of antibiotics.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Racecadotril

How Does It Work?

Racecadotril works by decreasing the excessive secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine in the lumen. This helps in minimizing the number of motions and fluid loss through diarrhoea.
interactions

Interactions of Racecadotril

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way racecadotril works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood p...
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dosage

Dosage of Racecadotril

Overdose

Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of racecadotril then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: In which all dosage forms is racecadotril available?

A: Racecadotril is available in the form of tablets, capsules, syrup, suspension, oral powder.

Q: Is racecadotril an antibiotic?

A: No, racecadotril is not an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea (sudden diarrhoea which lasts for less than 2 weeks).
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2021 | 03:07 PM (IST)

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