Latest prescription information about Racecadotril. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Racecadotril

Therapeutic Classification : Antidiarrheals

ICD Code : Y53.6

Trade Name(s): 
India- Ad-100 Cap, Ad-Dt Dispertab, Ad-Sachet Sachet, Aidia Sachet, Aquasec Cap, Cadot Sachet, Cadotril Cap, Cadotril Sachet, Dirasec Cap, Dirasec Sachet, Dotril Cap, Dotril Sachet, Dotvil Sachet, Editor Sachet, Enuff Cap, Enuff Sachet, Enuff Xtra Sachet, Enuff-Dt Dispertab, Exdara Cap, Floradot Cap, Hydral Cap, Lomorest Cap, Lomorest Sachet, Nodi Cap, Pedidot Sachet, Racaril Cap, Racebase-A Cap, Racebase-J Sachet, Race-F Cap, Race-F Sachet, Raceloc Cap, Raceloc Pro Cap, Raceloc Sachet, Raceloc-Pro Sachet, Racestat Sachet, Racet Cap, Racex Cap, Racigyl Cap, Racigyl Sachet, Racotil Cap, Racotil Sachet, Racy Cap, Racy Sachet, Redotil Cap, Redotil Sachet, Rontap Cap, Rontap Dispertab, Rucko Cap, Santolac-R Sachet, Trotz Cap, Trotz Sachet, Zedott Cap, Zedott Dt Dispertab, Zedott Plus Sachet, Zedott Sachet, Zomatril Dispertab, Zomatril Sachet.
International- Hidrasec, Racedot, Tiorfan, Tiorfix.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an oral enkephalinase inhibitor, prescribed for diarrhea. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 100 mg 3 times/day for ≤7 days.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney impairment, intestinal disorders, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects : 
Vomiting, nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, thirst, vertigo and headache.

Other Precautions : 
*Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature.