Hidrasec

Hidrasec

racecadotril

Manufacturer:

Abbott

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Racecadotril
Indications/Uses
Complementary, symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in infants (>3 mth) & childn when oral rehydration & usual support measures are insufficient to control the clinical condition.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Recommended dose: 1.5 mg/kg/dose (corresponding to 1-2 sachets) tds. Childn >27 kg Two 30 mg tds; 13-27 kg One 30 mg tds; infant 9 to <13 kg Two 10 mg tds; <9 kg One 10 mg tds. Treatment should be continued until 2 normal stools are recorded. Treatment should not exceed 7 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: 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. Patients who have reported angioedema w/ ACE inhibitors (eg, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril). Fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency.
Special Precautions
Monitor regular feeding (including breastfeeding) & adequate fluid intake. Do not administer in the presence of bloody or purulent stool & fever. Not recommended in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea & chronic diarrhoea. Diabetes. Do not administer in cases of prolonged or uncontrolled vomiting. Stop immediately when experiencing severe skin reactions. Hypersensitivity/angioedema may occur at any time during therapy. Patients w/ history of angioedema unrelated to racecadotril therapy may be at increased risk of angioedema. Childn w/ renal or liver impairment. Do not administer in infant <3 mth.
Adverse Reactions
Uncommon: Tonsilitis; rash, erythema.
Drug Interactions
Increase risk of angioedema w/ ACE inhibitors (eg, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, fosinopril, perindopril, ramipril).
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A07XA04 - racecadotril ; Belongs to the class of other antidiarrheals.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Hidrasec Children granules for oral susp 30 mg
Packing/Price
30 mg x 16 × 1's
Form
Hidrasec Infant granules for oral susp 10 mg
Packing/Price
10 mg x 16 × 1's
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