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DESCRIPTION:

Racecadotril is an enkephalinase inhibitor that inhibits the breakdown of endogenous opioids, thus reducing secretions.  

INDICATIONS:

It is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in adults when causal treatment is not possible. If causal treatment is possible, it can be administered as a complementary treatment.

It is also indicated in infants (over 3 months old) and children as complementary symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea together with oral rehydration and the usual support measures, when these measures alone are insufficient to control the clinical condition, and when casual treatment is not possible.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:

To initiate therapy in adults(one capsule containing 100mg of Racecadotril) is taken regardless of the time of day. After that, one capsule three times daily preferably before the meals, until diarrhea stops. Maximum duration of treatment is 7 days.

Treatment should be continued until two normal stools are recorded. Treatment should not exceed 7 days. Supportive therapies such as use of oral rehydration salts are encouraged. Racedo is also available in 10mg and 30mg sachets as granules for oral suspension and is intended for children less than 13 kg in weight and in 30mg sachets for children more than that.

The recommended dose is determined according to body weight: 1.5 mg/kg per dose (corresponding to 1 to 2 sachets), three times daily at regular intervals. For both adults and children, treatment should be continued until two normal stools are recorded. Treatment should not exceed 7 days. Long-term treatment with the drug is not recommended. 

Age

Sachets per administration

Children age from 3 to 9 months (weight less than 9kg approximately)1 sachet of 10mg per administration
Children age from 9 to 30 months (weight from 9 to 13kg approximately)2 sachets of 10mg per administration
Children age from 30 months to 9 years (weight from 13 to 27kg approximately)1 sachet of 30mg per administration
Children age over 9 years (weight more than 27kg approximately)2 sachets of 30mg per administration
Adults over 18 years1 capsule of 100mg per administration

Supportive therapies such as use of oral rehydration salts are encouraged.

Methods of Sachet Administration:

The powder is to be swallowed as it is.it can be added to food or to a glass of water or feeding bottle, mixing well and followed by immediate administration.

PRESENTATIONS:

Racedo 10mg Sachets: Pack of 1 X 16’s

Racedo 30mg Sachets: Pack of 1 X 10’s

Racedo 10mg Capsules: Alu. Alu. Blister pack of 1 X 10’s

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