Diatril

Diatril

racecadotril

Manufacturer:

XL Lab

Distributor:

Remed

Marketer:

Ambica
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Racecadotril.
Description
Each sachet contains: Racecadotril 30 mg.
Action
Pharmacology: Racecadotril is an antidiarrheal drug which acts as a peripherally acting enkephalinase inhibitor. Racecadotril has an antisecretory effect and it reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes into the intestine.
Pharmacokinetics: Racecadotril is administered by the oral route, is well absorbed from the intestinal tract and is rapidly converted to its active metabolite thiorphan. Peak plasma levels are attained in about an hour and half life of the drug is three hours.
Indications/Uses
For the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhea.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults: It is given orally in doses of 100 mg three times daily before meals for up to 7 days.
Children 3 months and above: 1.5 mg/kg three times daily.
Or as prescribed by the physician.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to racecadotril or any component of the formulation.
Special Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with renal or hepatic failure due to lack of clinical experience in these groups.
Use in Pregnancy: Racecadotril should not be used in pregnancy unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Use in Lactation: Racecadotril should not be used in breastfeeding unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in Pregnancy: Racecadotril should not be used in pregnancy unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Use in Lactation: Racecadotril should not be used in breastfeeding unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Adverse Reactions
Vomiting, fever, hypokalemia, ileus, bronchospasm, skin rashes are some common adverse effects of Racecadotril.
Drug Interactions
None known.
Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A07XA04 - racecadotril ; Belongs to the class of other antidiarrheals.
Presentation/Packing
Powd for oral susp (sachet) 30 mg x 16's.
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