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Racotil 100 mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Racotil Capsule

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

Racotil 100 mg Capsule should be taken in a dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is either in tablet form or used as sachet. It is taken by mouth after meals but it is important to take this medicine along with oral rehydration solution (ORS) to provide adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement. In case you have missed a dose take it as soon as you remember it and try to finish the full course of treatment.

It is an effective medicine with very little or no side effects however it may cause vomiting and fever. Remember use of this medicine is not recommended if child has severe fever and has blood or pus in the stools.

Uses of Racotil Capsule

Racotil Capsule side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

How to use Racotil Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Racotil 100 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Racotil Capsule works

Racotil 100 mg 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.

Racotil Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Racotil 100 mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Racotil 100 mg Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Racotil 100 mg Capsule during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Racotil 100 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Racotil 100 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Racotil 100 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Racotil 100 mg Capsule should be avoided in children with underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Racotil 100 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Racotil 100 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Racotil Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Racotil 100 mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Racotil 100 mg Capsule should be used together with an oral rehydration solution (ORS) to provide adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement.
  • Don't use Racotil 100 mg Capsule, 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 100 mg Capsule, if you have uncontrolled vomiting.
  • Don't use Racotil 100 mg Capsule in children less than 3 months.
  • Racotil 100 mg Capsule 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 Racotil

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She is having diarrhoea for the last one day .Pls. Suggest a branded company medicine capsule or tablet to relieve from.the diarrhoea suffered due to cold .
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Cold doesn't lead to Diarrhea Could be infectionTake tab oflox OZ twice daily for five days Visit personally if it persists beyond 2days
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
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FAQs

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

No interactions with other medicine have been described in humans.

Q. How does Racotil work?

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.

Q. How long should Racotil be used?

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.

Q. Is Racotil a novel anti-diarrheal?

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

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

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

Q. Does Racotil reduce stool output?

Yes, it helps to reduce the stool output.

Q. Can Racotil be used alone?

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

Q. Is Racotil used for loose motion?

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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