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Bactospore-S Sachet

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Bactospore-S Sachet contains three medicines. It helps relieve the symptoms of acute diarrhea in infants and children. Bactospore-S Sachet reduces the amount of water and salts that are lost in the stools. This medicine is usually given when fluids and dietary measures fail to prove effective against the symptoms of diarrhea.

Give Bactospore-S 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 Bactospore-S 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 Bactospore-S Sachet in children

Benefits of Bactospore-S Sachet for your child

In Treatment of Diarrhea

Diarrhea refers to the passing of loose, watery stools three or more times a day due to an infection in the gastrointestinal tract. It may also occur as a result of prolonged intake of antibiotics (Antibiotic-induced diarrhea). Bactospore-S Sachet reduces the excessive secretion of water and electrolytes and helps replenish the lost fluids and salts. It also helps treat loose stools and prevents abdominal distension or flatulence. The presence of probiotics in Bactospore-S Sachet helps to replenish the gut flora (good bacteria) and renders relief.

Your child needs to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it. Also, ensure that your child drinks plenty of fluids to stay hydrated while taking this medicine.

Side effects of Bactospore-S Sachet in children

Bactospore-S 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 Bactospore-S

  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • General discomfort
  • Hiccup

How can I give Bactospore-S 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. Bactospore-S Sachet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Bactospore-S Granules works

Bactospore-S Sachet contains three active ingredients: Racecadotril, Saccharomyces boulardii, and Lactobacillus. Racecadotril has an anti-secretory effect. It reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps to replenish the fluids lost from the body due to diarrhea. Saccharomyces boulardii and Lactobacillus are probiotics. Both of them promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut, improving gut health and preventing intestinal infection.

Safety advice

Bactospore-S Sachet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bactospore-S Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Bactospore-S Sachet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bactospore-S Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Bactospore-S 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

  • Bactospore-S 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 Bactospore-S 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.
  • Bactospore-S Sachet is not recommended to be taken more than 7 days unless advised otherwise.
  • Do not mix Bactospore-S Sachet along with any other herbal or ayurvedic medicine as it can harm.
  • Do not give Bactospore-S Sachet if your child has persistent uncontrolled vomiting as this medicine will not be absorbed.
  • Do not give Bactospore-S Sachet if your child is less than 3 months of age.

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Q. How long does Bactospore-S Sachet take to work?

Treatment with Bactospore-S Sachet should be continued until two normal stools are passed. However, if 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 Bactospore-S Sachet?

Usually, Bactospore-S 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 Bactospore-S Sachet in such a condition.

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

No, do not give Bactospore-S 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 Bactospore-S Sachet?

The use of Bactospore-S 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 other medicines should my child avoid while taking Bactospore-S Sachet?

Although Bactospore-S 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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