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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd May 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.