RACARIL 100mg Capsule 10's

Diarrhoea Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE contains Racecadotril which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidiarrheals. It is indicated in the treatment of acute diarrhoea (sudden onset of three or more loose stools per day, lasting less than 14 days). Symptoms associated with diarrhoea includes abdominal cramps and pain, nausea, vomiting and severely it may cause blood or pus in the stool.

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease, impaired liver function, suffering from chronic diarrhoea or diarrhoea caused by antibiotics, suffering from prolonged or uncontrolled vomiting, intolerant to lactose, blood or pus in the stools and fever.

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women. This medicine is not suitable for use in children and adolescents, other forms of this medicine are used in children and adolescents. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

The most common side effect of taking RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is headache. Consult your doctor if the side effect worsens or if you experience any unusual effects.

USES OF RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE

  • Treats acute diarrhoea

HOW RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE WORKS

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE helps in the treatment of diarrhoea as it has an antisecretory mechanism. It acts on the naturally occurring substances in our body called endogenous opioids (enkephalins) and prevents their degradation which reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes in the intestine without disturbing the movements of the intestines.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine as a whole and do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of the medicine depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking it without informing your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE

COMMON

  • headache

UNCOMMON

  • rash
  • erythema (redness of skin)

RARE

Stop taking RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE and contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following side effects:

  • angioedema characterized by swollen face, tongue or pharynx, difficulty in swallowing, hives and difficulty in breathing

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Rest and relax. Drink sufficient amount of fluids such as water. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the forehead if required. Do not consume alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor for advice.

BREASTFEEDING

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE does not affect your ability to drive or operate any machines.

KIDNEY

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with impaired liver function. Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE if you are allergic to Racecadotril or other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before taking RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE inform your doctor if you:

  • are suffering from chronic diarrhoea or diarrhoea caused by antibiotics
  • are suffering from prolonged or uncontrolled vomiting
  • have intolerance to lactose
  • have blood or pus in your stools and if you have fever

Use in pediatrics:

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is not suitable for use in children and adolescents, other forms of this medicine are used in children and adolescents. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug – Drug Interactions:

Before taking RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE inform to your doctor, if you are taking any of these medicines:

  • angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril (used to treat high blood pressure)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE, consult your doctor immediately or visit a nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Racecadotril
Pharmacological Category :   Oral Enkephalinase Inhibitor
Therapeutic Indication :   Acute diarrhoea
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Powder, Sachet, Suspension

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE out of reach to children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE

What is RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE and why is it given?

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE contains Racecadotril which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidiarrheal medicines. It is indicated in the treatment of acute diarrhoea. Consult your doctor before taking it.

How long does it take for RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE to work?

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is taken orally and gets absorbed in the body from intestine and gets converted into its active form. The peak levels of this medicine in the body are reached within 1 hour of taking it.

Is RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE safe to use in pregnant women?

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Is RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE an antibiotic?

No, RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE is an antidiarrheal medicine which helps in treating acute diarrhoea by reducing the secretion of water and electrolytes in the intestine without disturbing the movements of the intestines.

Can RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE be used in patients with kidney problems?

RACARIL 100MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Your doctor may check your kidney function before and during treatment with this medicine to prevent the risk of any unusual effects. Consult your doctor before taking it.  

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Drugs for Constipation and Diarrhoea. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 685.

2. Singh N, Narayan S. Racecadotril: A Novel Antidiarrheal. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed Central. October 2008. [Accessed on 2nd July 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5035239/

3. Gordon M, Akobeng A. Racecadotril for acute diarrhoea in children: systematic review and meta-analyses. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed Central. March 2016. [Accessed on 2nd July 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4789705/

4. Sophartex. Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). [Revised in April 2017]. [Accessed on 2nd July 2022] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/ie-pl-hidrasec-100mg-var045-2192640-21082017115058-636389130710625000.pdf

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    RACECADOTRIL 100 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049039
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