Hidrasec

Hidrasec

racecadotril

Manufacturer:

Abbott

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Racecadotril
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in adult & complementary in infant (>3 mth) & in childn together w/ oral rehydration & the usual support measures, when these measures alone are insufficient to control the clinical condition & when causal treatment is not possible. If causal treatment is possible, racecadotril can be administered as a complementary treatment.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult cap Adult Initially 1 cap, then 1 cap tds. Treatment should not be >7 days. Childn granules for oral susp Childn >27 kg Two 30-mg sachets tds; childn 13-27 kg One 30-mg sachet tds; childn ≥13 kg 1.5 mg/kg/dose (1-2 sachets tds). Infant granules for oral susp Infant 9-13 kg Two 10-mg sachets tds; infant <9 kg One 10-mg sachet tds; childn <13 kg 1.5 mg/kg/dose (1-2 sachets tds).
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Cap: Take preferably before the main meals. Granules for oral susp: May be mixed w/ food or dispersed in a glass of water or into a feeding-bottle. Mix thoroughly & take immediately after prep.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
Special Precautions
Chronic & antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, bloody or purulent stools & fever, patients w/ diabetes, renal or liver impairment, cases of prolonged or uncontrolled vomiting. Long-term treatment. Pregnancy & lactation. Infant <3 mth.
Adverse Reactions
Headache; rash, erythema, tonsillitis.
MIMS Class
Antidiarrheals
ATC Classification
A07XA04 - racecadotril ; Belongs to the class of other antidiarrheals.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Hidrasec Adult cap 100 mg
Packing/Price
10's
Form
Hidrasec Childn granules for oral susp 30 mg
Packing/Price
16's
Form
Hidrasec Infant granules for oral susp 10 mg
Packing/Price
16's
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