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Drug Information for CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET 1gm

What is CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET used for?

CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET capsule/tablet/powder is used for the treatment of acute diarrhoea.

CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET work?

CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET belongs to the class of drugs called anti-diarrhoeal agents. This drug acts by increasing the ability of endogenous opioids and reducing the amount of water and electrolytes that are secreted into the intestine. Thus, the drug makes the stools less watery and controls diarrhoea.

How to take CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food.
  • Add the sachet contents into half a glass of water. Mix well to ensure that powder is fully dissolved.

What are the drugs that interact with CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET?

Please consult your doctor for potential drug interactions.

What are the side effects of CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET?

The following are the most common side effects of CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET:

  • Swelling on face or lips
  • Tonsillitis
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased thirst

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Vertigo
  • Difficulty in breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
  • Notify your doctor before taking CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue the use of CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET and consult your doctor immediately if you develop any skin rash.

You are advised not to take CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of gastrointestinal disorders, liver dysfunction, heart or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET.

Frequently Asked questions about CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET

  1. How much time does CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET take to show its effect?
  2. CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET medication may take about 1 to 2 hours to show its effect.

  3. Can CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET be refrigerated?
  4. No. CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET should be stored at room temperature away from heat and excess moisture. Keep the medication away from the reach of children.

  5. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking CADOTRIL 15mg SACHET capsule/tablet?
  6. You must increase the intake of fluids, which helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance as diarrhoea may decrease the water retention capacity.


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