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Racecadotril is used to treat acute diarrhea when the cause is not known.

How it works

Racecadotril reduces the excessive secretion of water and electrolytes in gut (intestine), reducing the liquidity and volume of stools.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal discomfort, Constipation, Depression, Rash, Itching


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Expert advice

  • Do not use racecadotril if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to racecadotril or any other ingredients in formulation.
  • Do not take racecadotril if you have blood or pus in your stools; suffering from prolonged diarrhea especially that caused by antibiotics; uncontrolled vomiting; severe liver or kidney disease.
  • Avoid using racecadotril if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions


Q. What is the use of racecadotril?
Racecadotril is used to treat diarrhea.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)