Q: Is Andial 2mg tablet an antibiotic?
A: No, Andial 2mg tablet is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-diarrhoea medicine. It is used to control diarrhoea, which has too much fluid in stools or which takes time to respond. However, it should never be used without consulting a registered medical practitioner.
Q: How much time does it take for Andial 2mg tablet to work?
A: It takes about one hour for the first dose of Andial 2mg tablet to act on the inner lining of the intestine. However, even though many patients respond to one dose, you may have to take more doses to feel some relief.
Q: For how long does the effect of a single dose of Andial 2mg tablet last?
A: A single dose of Andial 2mg tablet is effective for about 8–12 hours.
Q: For how long should I take Andial 2mg tablet?
A: Andial 2mg tablet should be taken only for the duration, as prescribed by a registered medical practitioner. It should not be used for more than 5-days. If there is no relief even after 5-days, it is advisable to consult your treating physician, who will attempt to find other causes of your diarrhoea using specific tests.
Q: Can I take Andial 2mg tablet with pain killers?
A: Yes, Andial 2mg tablet can be taken with pain killers. However, it is advisable to take an antacid along with pain killers to avoid abdominal discomfort caused by pain killers.
Q: Can probiotics be taken along with this medicine?
A: Probiotics contain microorganisms that are naturally present in our gut. An episode of diarrhoea leads to the destruction of the natural microbial flora by the invading organism or by antibiotics that destroy them. Probiotics help to restore this damaged microbial flora and help in quick healing. Probiotics can be taken along Andial 2mg tablet in specific types of diarrhoea only. It is advisable to consult your treating physician before starting probiotics along with Andial 2mg tablet.
Q: What is Diarrhoea? What causes it?
A: Diarrhoea is a change in consistency and increases in the frequency of stools as compared to normal days. It is an indication of some underlying disease generally. It needs urgent management as there is a loss of excess fluids and salts with each episode of loose stools. It is generally caused as a result of microorganisms that act on the inner lining of the intestines and produce substances that affect the movement and reduce the absorption of water and salts from the intestine. Sometimes it may also happen due to a defective immune system where the body acts against its organs or due to excessive use of antimicrobial agents, which may even kill the good bacteria present in the gut.
Q: When should I take Andial?
A: You should take this medicine with or without a meal as advised by the doctor. But you must complete the course of treatment prescribed by the doctor.
Q: What is the dose of Andial for adults?
A: The doctor will decide the dose and frequency of consumption of Andial, depending upon the severity of the medical condition. You must follow the dosing instructions given by the doctor.
Q: Can an Andial tablet be used for motions?
A: Yes, Andial is an anti-diarrhoeal medicine. It acts on the intestinal lining (layer) and reduces intestinal movement. Thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents pass through it.