Racotil 100mg Capsule

Cipla Ltd

Composition for Racotil 100mg Capsule

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10 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Racotil Capsule


Uses of Racotil Capsule

Racotil 100mg Capsule is used in the treatment of Diarrhoea
It is used, when fluid and dietary measures are not sufficiently effective to control diarrhoea.

Side effects of Racotil Capsule


Vomiting, Fever.


How to use Racotil Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Racotil 100mg Capsule with food.

How Racotil Capsule works

Racotil 100mg capsule 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.

In Depth Information on Racotil Capsule

Expert advice for Racotil Capsule

  • Racotil should be used together with an oral rehydration solution (ORS) to provide adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement.
  • Don't use Racotil, 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 Racotil, if you have uncontrolled vomiting.
  • Don't use Racotil in children less than 3 months.
  • Not approved for adult and children above 13 years.
  • Racotil 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.
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Special precautions for Racotil 100mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Racotil 100mg Capsule should be used with caution during lac
tation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Racotil 100mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Racotil 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Racotil 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Racotil 100mg Capsule should be avoided in children with underlying kidney disease.
Racotil 100mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients
with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Racotil 100mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Racecadotril

No interactions with other medicine have been described in humans.
Racotil 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 Racotil differ from loperamide?
Racotil does not affect motility as compared to Loperamide. It means less chance of developing rebound constipation.
Take Racotil 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 Racotil be used in adults?
No, it should be used in children less than 13 years.
Racotil is a medicine which rapidly inhibits excessive intestinal secretion without causing constipation and without any central effect.
Racotil is not an over the counter medicine. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by registered medical practitioner.
Yes, it helps to reduce the stool output.
It should always be used together with oral rehydration therapy (ORS).
Yes. Racotil is used for the treatment of loose motion in children over three months of age. Don't use Racotil, if the child has fever, blood or pus in the stools.

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