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Cadotril 15 mg Sachet

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Overview

Uses of Cadotril Sachet

Cadotril Sachet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

How to use Cadotril Sachet

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. Cadotril 15 mg Sachet is to be taken with food.

How Cadotril Sachet works

Cadotril 15 mg Sachet has an anti-secretory effect. It reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps to reduce the amount of fluid loss from the body in diarrhoea.

Cadotril Sachet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Cadotril 15 mg Sachet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Cadotril 15 mg Sachet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cadotril 15 mg Sachet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cadotril 15 mg Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cadotril 15 mg Sachet should be avoided in children with underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Cadotril 15 mg Sachet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cadotril 15 mg Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cadotril Sachet?

If you miss a dose of Cadotril 15 mg Sachet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Cadotril 15 mg Sachet should be used together with an oral rehydration solution (ORS) to provide adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement.
  • Don't use Cadotril 15 mg Sachet, if you have blood and pus in the stools or fever. This may be due to bacterial infection and may need different treatment.
  • Not recommended to be taken more than 7 days.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Don't use Cadotril 15 mg Sachet, if you have uncontrolled vomiting.
  • Don't use Cadotril 15 mg Sachet in children less than 3 months.
  • Cadotril 15 mg Sachet sachet should be taken orally, directly or mixed with water. Make sure it is mixed well, and then give the total dose immediately to your child.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cadotril

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Conditions : bloody diarrhea with abdominal pain and weakness , what is the treatment ?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
ORS Tab Ornof 1 tab BD X 3 days Your hydration need to be checked
Fever,diarrhea, abdominal pain
Dr. Pranav Gupta
Child Specialist
Please use PARACETAMOL for fever and WHO-ORS for diarrhoea. If no relief or worsening, please see a doctor
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FAQs

Q. Are any interactions of Cadotril seen with other medicine?

No interactions with other medicine have been described in humans.

Q. How does Cadotril work?

Cadotril works by reducding the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps to reduce the amount of fluid loss from the body in diarrhoea.

Q. How does Cadotril differ from loperamide?

Cadotril does not affect motility as compared to Loperamide. It means less chance of developing rebound constipation.

Q. How long should Cadotril be used?

Take Cadotril only for a duration as advised by your doctor. It is also suggested to be taken until your child has two normal stools, not exceeding 7 days. Please consult your doctor for any further information.<br>

Q. Can Cadotril be used in adults?

No, it should be used in children less than 13 years.

Q. Is Cadotril a novel anti-diarrheal?

Cadotril is a medicine which rapidly inhibits excessive intestinal secretion without causing constipation and without any central effect.

Q. Is Cadotril is over the counter (OTC) medicine?

Cadotril is not an over the counter medicine. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by registered medical practitioner.

Q. Does Cadotril reduce stool output?

Yes, it helps to reduce the stool output.

Q. Can Cadotril be used alone?

It should always be used together with oral rehydration therapy (ORS).

Q. Is Cadotril used for loose motion?

Yes. Cadotril is used for the treatment of loose motion in children over three months of age. Don't use Cadotril, if the child has fever, blood or pus in the stools.

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