Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S

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Type

Sachet

Feature

30mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Racecadotril

Composition

Racecadotril 30 mg

Brand

Abbott Laboratories

Prescription Required

No

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Loose or watery stools, also known as diarrhea, are frequently occurring conditions with multiple, causes that can be very unpleasant. Depending on the severity and type it can cause severe weakness, and dehydration, and deplete the essential minerals from your body if left untreated. Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is an anti-diarrheal drug that belongs to a class of medicines called “enkephalinase inhibitors”, which helps control diarrhea. Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is best suited for children and infants who are unable to take capsule form. 

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is chemically composed of Racecadotril, which works by blocking the enkephalinase enzyme that breaks down the enkephalin peptide involved in preventing the loss of fluid and electrolytes in diarrhea. This inhibition preserves the excess loss of water and dehydration that occurs with this condition. When taken by mouth, Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S takes about 1 to 2 hours to show its effects and is normally continued till the number of diarrheal stools has reduced to a minimum. 

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is available in sachets that contain granules, specifically designed for infants (3 months and above) and children. It is usually taken as 1 sachet thrice a day, evenly spread throughout the day. It can be added to water, juice, or sprinkled over food such as yogurt for easy intake. If your child can not tolerate sugars like lactose, galactose, etc do not give them Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S. Whether Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S can be taken during pregnancy or not is unclear, please discuss with your doctor. It is generally well tolerated but a few side effects may include headache, skin rash, allergy, etc. 

Indications

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is prescribed for the management of :

  • Acute Diarrhea 

How Does Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S Work

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is chemically composed of Racecadotril, which works by blocking the enkephalinase enzyme that breaks down enkephalin peptide involved in preventing the loss of fluid and electrolytes from the body in diarrhea. This inhibition preserves the excess loss of water and dehydration that occurs with this condition.

How to use Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is available in sachets that contain granules, specifically designed for infants (3 months and above) and children. It is usually taken as 1 sachet thrice a day, evenly spaced throughout the day. It can be added to water, juice, or sprinkled over soft food such as yogurt for easy intake by children. It is continued till the number of diarrheal stools has been reduced to a minimum or as prescribed by the doctor.  It is usually used as a supplementary medicine alongside fluid replacement to prevent and make up for the excess loss of water from the body. 

Available Potency and forms of Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S 

Sachet – 10 mg 

Sachet – 30 mg 

Capsule  – 100 mg

Dosage

Adult Dosage

For better efficacy, adults are prescribed capsule form. Check the relevant products for details. 

Child Dosage

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S can be prescribed to infants and children 3 months and above. 

1.5 mg/kg per dose to be taken orally (this equals 1 or 2 sachets according to the prescription). Take 3 times a day at even intervals, Or, 

Infants weighing  9 kgs or less: one sachet (10 mg) per dose, thrice a day

Infants weighing 9 to 13 kg: 2 sachets (10 mg) per dose, thrice a day

13 kg to 27 kg: one (30 mg) sachet, 3 times daily

More than 27 kg: two (30 mg) sachets, 3 times daily

Elderly Dosage 

Generally, capsule form or an alternate drug is prescribed to this age group for better results

Pregnancy use and lactation

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S has an undefined pregnancy category due to inadequate scientific data available so it should not be taken during pregnancy without asking a doctor first. If you are pregnant or are planning to conceive a baby, please do discuss Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S with your doctor before using it. 

If you are breastfeeding an infant, ask your doctor first for it is unclear if the medicine is secreted into breast milk. With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S
  • Malabsorption diseases
  • Fructose intolerance
  • Glucose-galactose intolerance
  • Sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency 

 Precautions‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S:‌ 

  • If there is a history of allergy to medicines. Carefully read the contents of this product to avoid any future inconvenience 
  • Look for the signs of infection. If you feel feverish or see any blood or pus in your diarrhea, seek appropriate treatment
  • Adequacy of liver function must be ensured 
  • Adequacy of kidney function must be ensured 
  • ‌Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is just a supplemental drug. Make sure to take suitable measures to counter dehydration and replenishment lost electrolytes 
  • Make sure to check the contents of this medicine, if you have allergies or congenital problems such as intolerances with types of sugar like lactose, galactose, etc. discuss with your doctor
  • Uncontrolled vomiting should be mentioned to your doctor since it can render ‌Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S less effective

Interaction with other medications

Certain medications could interact with Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S and may increase or decrease its absorption. Make sure to inform your doctor about all the drugs you’re currently taking, in which case, your doctor might alter the treatment. 

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

These effects are mild and tend to resolve on their own in a couple of days.

  • Headaches 
  • Skin rash 

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Swollen face/tongue
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Urticaria 
  • Itching of skin
  • Pruritis
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Erythema multiforme 

How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches – In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Fatigue – Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients. Avoid unnecessary activities for a few days 
  • Skin Rash – Can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Dehydration – Patients are recommended to always care around a water bottle with them wherever they go and periodically keep sipping to prevent thirst and extremely dry mouth. Ice pops in hot weather and energy drinks (verified by the doctor) help combat dehydration.

FAQs

#1. HOW DOES Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S WORK?

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is an anti-diarrheal drug that helps control the loss of fluid from the body by controlling the secretions in the body.

#2. FOR HOW LONG Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S SHOULD BE TAKEN?

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is prescribed for the shortest time possible to treat a given condition. In general, 7 days of treatment is advised and should not exceed it. 

#3. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S?

There is limited data available regarding the safety of this medicine. In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person.

#4. HOW TO STORE Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S?

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children and pets, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to alter certain drugs.

#5. WHAT LAB TESTS ARE PRESCRIBED BY A DOCTOR WHILE UNDERGOING TREATMENT WITH Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S?

No, laboratory tests are required when using Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S but in case you do not feel an improvement in your condition, a stool culture test may be ordered to rule out bacterial infection. 

#6. IS Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S SAFE TO BE TAKEN IN PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING? 

There is not enough evidence to suggest that Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S can be taken during pregnancy or if it passes into breast milk; therefore, ask your doctor first before using. 

#7. CAN  Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S CAUSES DIZZINESS? 

Hidrasec 30mg Sachet 1 ‘S in general does not cause dizziness but if you feel dizzy or lightheaded, take a break and sit down until you feel normal again.