Ridol 2mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Ridol 2mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Ridol 2mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Ridol 2 MG Description

Ridol 2mg tablet contains Loperamide, an antidiarrhoeal medicine. It decreases the frequency of stools. It is not suitable for all types of diarrhoea. Stop taking it once you get relief from diarrhoea...
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ContainsLoperamide(2.0 Mg)
UsesDiarrhoea
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, dryness of mouth
ClassificationANTI-DIARRHOEAL
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Uses of Ridol 2 MG

Ridol 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea due to food poisoning. It is also used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea due to viral infections.

Contraindications of Ridol 2 MG

  • If you are known to have an allergy to the medicine or any of its ingredients or develop complaints suggestive of allergy after starting the medicine.
  • If your age is less than 9-years.
  • If you already suffer from constipation or develop it during treatment with the medicine.
  • If there is unexplained swelling of the stomach during or before treatment, which does not get relieved on its own.
  • If you suffer from diarrhoea with blood in stools or have a high fever.
  • If you are a known case of or appear to have symptoms of ulcerative colitis (like stomach pain or cramps, weight loss, fatigue), which is a chronic disease of the gut.
  • If you suffer from diarrhoea due to infection caused by bacteria like Salmonella, Shigella or Campylobacter.
  • If you suffer from diarrhoea due to the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics like Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Cephalosporins like Cefixime, Clindamycin, etc.

Side effects of Ridol 2 MG

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Constipation, gas
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain or discomfort
  • Tiredness or drowsiness
  • Rash

Precautions and Warnings of Ridol 2 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Ridol 2mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • There is limited information about the effects of Ridol 2mg in human pregnancy. However, it is advisable not to take this medicine during pregnancy, especially during the first 3-months.
  • The first 3-months of pregnancy are important, as the body and organs of the foetus are formed during this period.
  • You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Ridol 2mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Ridol 2mg passes into human milk. Also, since it reduces intestinal movement, it can disrupt the normal digestion of the baby. Hence, this medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Ridol 2mg tablet?
A:
Ridol 2mg is used for diarrhoea, which itself can cause weakness and dizziness. You may experience unconsciousness or reduced levels of consciousness, tiredness, dizziness or drowsiness when diarrhoea is treated with this medicine. Therefore, it is advisable to use caution when driving a car or avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Ridol 2mg tablet?
A:
There are no known interactions of Ridol 2mg with Alcohol. However, it is advisable not to consume alcohol as this itself can lead to abdominal discomfort.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from acute diarrhoea, you must pay keen attention to appropriate fluid and electrolyte replacement from time to time.
  • You are suffering from diarrhoea for many days, do not keep taking Ridol 2mg endlessly. Instead, get yourself checked as long-term diarrhoea may be a symptom of some serious underlying disease.
  • You are suffering from diarrhoea for more than 48 hours and Ridol 2mg does not control it, please consult a doctor for further treatment.
  • You are an AIDS patient suffering from diarrhoea, you must stop taking tablets at the first sign of stomach distension (bloating and swelling of the belly). The chances of painful constipation and int...
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  • You are suffering from liver disease, Ridol 2mg should be used with caution. It is important to watch out for dizziness, drowsiness and mental confusion.
  • You are suffering from rare hereditary conditions in which your body cannot handle certain sugars (galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption).
  • This medicine should be used cautiously in children and patients on a low-sodium diet.
  • This medicine should be discontinued promptly if signs of constipation, stomach distension or stomach pain develop.
  • You should not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment as it is associated with increased heart disorders.

Mode of Action of Ridol 2 MG

How Does It Work?

Ridol 2mg tablet acts on the internal intestinal lining (layer) and reduces the intestinal movement. Due to this, the movement of food along the intestine is slowed down. This makes way for more water...
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Directions for Use of Ridol 2 MG

  • Take Ridol 2mg tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water.
  • You should take this medicine as directed by your doctor.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Ridol 2 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you take Ridol 2mg tablet with Ritonavir (used to treat AIDS), Quinidine (used to treat malaria and for disorders affecting the heart rate), Itraconazole; Ketoconazole, (used to treat fungal infect...
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  • You should avoid this medicine in combination with medicines known to cause ECG changes e.g. Quinidine (medicines given for malaria and for disorders affecting the heart rate), Procainamide, Amiodaron...
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  • If you are currently taking any one or more of the following medicines, then it is advisable to inform the treating physician in advance and confirm whether it is safe to continue or start treatment w...
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Interactions with food items

It is advisable to avoid excessive spices, oils and sugars in the food consumed until your condition is better.

Storage and disposal of Ridol 2 MG

  • Ridol medicine does not require any requirements for storage.
  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children and pets.
  • You should not flush this medicine into the toilet or pour them into the drain. You need to properly discard this medicine when it is expired or no longer needed.

Dosage of Ridol 2 MG

Overdose

  • Excess of Ridol will lead to abnormalities of the rhythm of the heart and respiratory failure.
  • Symptoms of overdose are palpitations, difficulty breathing, choking or vomiting while not being fully conscious, coordination abnormality, sleepiness, constipation.
  • If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

  • Missing a dose of Ridol may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • If you missed any dose of medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Ridol 2mg an antibiotic?

A: No, Ridol 2mg is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-diarrhoea medicine. It is used to control diarrhoea, which has too much fluid in stools or diarrhoea, 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 Ridol 2mg to work?

A: It takes about one hour for the first dose of Ridol 2mg 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 Ridol 2mg tablet last?

A: A single dose of Ridol 2mg is effective for about 8–12 hours.

Q: For how long should I take tab Ridol 2mg?

A: Ridol 2mg 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 Ridol 2mg with pain killers?

A: Yes, Ridol 2mg 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 Ridol 2mg in specific types of diarrhoea only. It is advisable to consult your treating physician before starting probiotics along with Ridol 2mg.

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 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: Can tablet Ridol be taken on an empty stomach?

A: You can take Ridol with or without a meal as advised by the doctor. But you must complete the course of treatment prescribed by the doctor.

Q: How many times can Ridol 2 mg tablet be taken?

A: You should take Ridol exactly as told by the doctor in exact doses and frequency. However, it should not be taken for more than 5-days, unless told by the doctor. Do not exceed the maximum daily doses and treatment durations recommended.

Q: Is Ridol safe in pregnancy?

A: There is limited information about the effects of Ridol in human pregnancy. However, it is advisable not to take this medicine during pregnancy, especially during the first 3-months. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.

Q: What is Ridol tablet used for?

A: Ridol 2mg tablet is used for the treatment of acute diarrhoea due to food poisoning and viral infections.
Product Details
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RIDOL
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Last Updated on: 13 Apr 2022 | 03:45 PM (IST)

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