Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S

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Type

Capsule

Feature

100mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Racecadotril

Composition

Racecadotril 100 mg

Brand

Highnoon Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

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. Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is an anti-diarrheal drug that belongs to a class of medicines called “enkephalinase inhibitors”, which helps control diarrhea. Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is best suited for children and infants who are unable to take capsule form. 

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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, Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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. 

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is available in the form of oral capsules. It is usually taken 1 capsule thrice a day, evenly spread throughout the day. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water without chewing, crushing, or splitting the medicine. Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S can cause problems if you are intolerant to any type of sugar like lactose, etc. discuss with your doctor first. Racecadotril is available as oral granules in sachets for use in children and infants, refer to the relevant product. Whether Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is prescribed for the management of:

  • Acute Diarrhea 

How Does Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S Work

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is available in oral capsules. It is usually taken 1 capsule thrice a day, evenly spread throughout the day. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water without chewing, crushing, or splitting the medicine.  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 therapy to prevent and make up for the excess loss of water and minerals from the body. 

Available Potency and forms of Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S

Sachet – 10 mg 

Sachet – 30 mg 

Capsule  – 100 mg

Dosage

Adult Dosage

100 mg capsule to be taken by mouth, thrice a day at regular intervals

Child Dosage

This medicine also has a granular form for easy use in children which can be prescribed to infants and children 3 months and above, check the details of the relevant products. 

Elderly Dosage 

Generally, the dosage is the same as the adult dose, consult a doctor for an appropriate dose that suits your condition. 

Pregnancy use and lactation

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S
  • Malabsorption diseases
  • Fructose intolerance
  • Glucose-galactose intolerance
  • Sucrase-isomaltose insufficiency 

 Precautions‌ ‌

 Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 
  • ‌Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 to particular types of sugar, discuss with your doctor
  • Uncontrolled vomiting should be mentioned to your doctor since it renders ‌Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S less effective
  • Treatment with Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is kept as short as possible, not exceeding 1 week. In general, it is taken till the frequency of diarrheic stools has reduced to a minimum of 2, or regular stool is noticed

Interaction with other medications

Certain medications could interact with Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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,Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S WORK?

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S is an anti-diarrheal drug that helps control the loss of fluid from the body by controlling the secretions in the stomach.

#2. FOR HOW LONG Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S SHOULD BE TAKEN?

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 if there is a noticeable difference, consult your doctor. Also noticing the frequency and nature of stool is important

#3. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S?

No, laboratory tests are required when using Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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 Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S SAFE TO BE TAKEN IN PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING? 

There is not enough evidence to suggest that Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S can be taken during pregnancy or if it passes into breast milk; therefore, ask your doctor first before using. 

#7. CAN  Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘S CAUSES DIZZINESS? 

Racedo 100mg Capsule 10 ‘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.