AD 30mg Sachet

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

AD 30mg Sachet is a commonly prescribed medicine for the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhea in infants and children. This medicine is usually given when diarrhea cannot be treated effectively with fluids and dietary measures. It reduces the amount of water and salts that are lost in the stools.

Give AD 30mg Sachet to your child orally either before or after food, preferably in addition to ORS (oral rehydration solution). Usually, it is given three times a day, but this dose will vary depending upon the child's body weight and age. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking AD 30mg Sachet, repeat the same dose once your child feels better. Along with taking this medicine, your child needs to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy balanced diet.

This medicine may cause some minor and short-term side effects such as headache, skin rash, and constipation. These episodes are temporary and subside on their own once the child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case they persist for long or start bothering your child, you must consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Your child’s doctor must be aware if your child has ever had any previous episode of allergy, bowel obstruction, electrolyte imbalance, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This will guide the doctor in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of AD 30mg Sachet in children

Benefits of AD 30mg Sachet for your child

In Treatment of Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of AD 30mg Sachet in children

AD 30mg Sachet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of AD

  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Constipation

How can I give AD 30mg Sachet to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Empty the granules in a glass of water/milk, stir it and consume immediately. AD 30mg Sachet is to be taken with food.

How AD Sachet works

AD 30mg Sachet has an anti-secretory effect. It reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps to replenish the amount of fluids lost from the body in diarrhea.

Safety advice

AD 30mg Sachet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of AD 30mg Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
AD 30mg Sachet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AD 30mg Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give AD 30mg Sachet to my child?

Do not panic. You can give the missed dose medicine as soon as you remember unless your child’s doctor has advised otherwise. Remember not to double the dose to catch up with the missed one. In case of any confusion, do consult your child’s doctor.

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Quick tips

  • AD 30mg Sachet should be used together with an oral rehydration solution (ORS) to provide adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement.
  • Give your child plenty of fluids to replenish water and mineral loss.
  • Do not use AD 30mg Sachet, if your child has blood and pus in the stools or fever. This may be due to bacterial infection and may need different treatment.
  • AD 30mg Sachet is not recommended to be taken more than 7 days unless advised otherwise.
  • Do not mix AD 30mg Sachet along with any other herbal or ayurvedic medicine as it can harm.
  • Do not give AD 30mg Sachet if your child has persistent uncontrolled vomiting as this medicine will not be absorbed.
  • Do not give AD 30mg Sachet if your child is less than 3 months of age.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
N-Acyl-Alpha Amino Acids Derivatives
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Enkephalinase inhibitor

Patient concerns

Sugar after breakfast is 250 ad
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Increased level. Discuss with your doctor as some dose adjustment required if you are not having any diet failure.
Dear Doctor i feel constipation while passing the stool in the morning i even feel pain after the motion the pain occur after 1 to 2 hours of motion. I even have to visit the toilet 2 to 3 times to clear the stomach .Please help me in this regard.
Dr. Rekha Pohani
Have salads ad fruit

User feedback


Q. How long does AD 30mg Sachet take to work?

Treatment with AD 30mg Sachet should be continued until two normal stools are passed. However, if the diarrhea does not get better after seven days of treatment you must talk to the doctor. Make sure neither to extend nor to stop the treatment by yourself without consulting your child’s doctor. Doing so may have side effects or may lead to a recurrence of symptoms.

Q. My child is one year old and is suffering from a neurological disorder. Is it safe to give AD 30mg Sachet?

Usually, AD 30mg Sachet does not enter into the central nervous system and lacks the potential to cause serious side effects such as neurotoxicity. But, since children below the age of 2 have underdeveloped membranes, there could be a chance of the medicine entering the brain and causing side effects. So, consult your child’s doctor before giving AD 30mg Sachet in such a condition.

Q. My child has milk intolerance. Can I give AD 30mg Sachet to my child?

No, children having intolerance to dairy products and milk are advised not to take this medicine as it contains lactose.

Q. My child is passing watery stools mixed with blood and is also suffering from fever. Is AD 30mg Sachet the right choice of treatment?

No, do not give AD 30mg Sachet if your child is passing stools mixed with blood or pus along with having a high body temperature (fever). These symptoms are indicative of some underlying pathology (infection) and may require some other line of treatment.

Q. My child is suffering from long-term (chronic) diarrhea. Can I give AD 30mg Sachet?

The use of AD 30mg Sachet in chronic diarrhea has not been sufficiently studied. Therefore, it is best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child for long-term diarrhea.

Q. What all other medicines should my child avoid while taking AD 30mg Sachet?

Although AD 30mg Sachet is not known to cause any interaction with other medicines, you should inform the doctor if your child is taking any medicine. It is best to narrate the complete medical history of your child as this will help the doctor understand your child’s needs better.

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