Introduction

Santolac R Sachet contains three medicines. It helps relieve the symptoms of acute diarrhea in infants and children. Santolac R 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 Santolac R 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 Santolac R 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 Santolac R Granules

Benefits of Santolac R Granules

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). Santolac R 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 Santolac R 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 Santolac R Granules

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Santolac R

  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Constipation

How to use Santolac R Granules

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. Santolac R Sachet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Santolac R Granules works

Santolac R 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

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Santolac R Sachet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Santolac R Sachet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Santolac R Sachet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Santolac R Sachet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Santolac R Sachet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Santolac R Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Santolac R Sachet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Santolac R Sachet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Santolac R Granules?

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

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

Fact Box

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GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 days I had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
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Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
My stomach problems for nearly two months in the daytime, affecting five to six times to go to the toilet.
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Get colonoscopy done for diagnosis of chronic diarrhea
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FAQs

Q. How long does Santolac R Sachet take to work?

Treatment with Santolac R 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 Santolac R Sachet?

Usually, Santolac R 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 Santolac R Sachet in such a condition.

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

No, do not give Santolac R 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 Santolac R Sachet?

The use of Santolac R 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 Santolac R Sachet?

Although Santolac R 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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References

  1. Gordon M, Akobeng A. Racecadotril for acute diarrhea in children: systematic review and meta-analyses. Arch Dis Child. 2016;101(3):234-40. [Accessed 20 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Acute diarrhea in children: racecadotril as an adjunct to oral rehydration. 2013. [Accessed 20 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Patient Info. Racecadotril for acute diarrhea in children. 2020. [Accessed 20 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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