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Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT

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SALT COMPOSITION
Salt Synonyms
Acetorphan
Storage
Store below 30°C

Your child’s medicine at a glance

Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT is a commonly prescribed medicine for the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhea in infants and children. This medicine is usually given when diarrhea cannot be treated effectively with fluids and dietary measures. It reduces the amount of water and salts that are lost in the stools.

Give Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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 Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT, 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 Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT in children

Benefits of Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT for your child

In Treatment of Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT in children

Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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 Zomatril

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

How can I give Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT is to be taken with food.

How Zomatril Tablet DT works

Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT has an anti-secretory effect. It reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps to replenish the amount of fluids lost from the body in diarrhea.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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

  • Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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 Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT, if your child has blood and pus in the stools or fever. This may be due to bacterial infection and may need different treatment.
  • Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT is not recommended to be taken more than 7 days unless advised otherwise.
  • Do not mix Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT along with any other herbal or ayurvedic medicine as it can harm.
  • Do not give Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT if your child has persistent uncontrolled vomiting as this medicine will not be absorbed.
  • Do not give Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT if your child is less than 3 months of age.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
N-Acyl-Alpha Amino Acids Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Enkephalinase inhibitor

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 Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT take to work?

Treatment with Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT should be continued until two normal stools are passed. However, if the 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 Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT?

Usually, Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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 Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT in such a condition.

Q. My child has milk intolerance. Can I give Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT to my child?

No, children having intolerance to dairy products and milk are advised not to take this medicine as it contains lactose.

Q. My child is passing watery stools mixed with blood and is also suffering from fever. Is Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT the right choice of treatment?

No, do not give Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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 Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT?

The use of Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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 all other medicines should my child avoid while taking Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT?

Although Zomatril 30mg Tablet DT 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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