Racecadotril Pharmacology


About Racecadotril
A peripherally acting Enkephalinase inhibitor, Antidiarrheal.

Mechanism of Action of Racecadotril
Racecadotril is a dipeptide. It is an Enkephalinase inhibitor which prevents the degradation of Enkephalins. Enkephalins are endogenous opioid which act on delta opioid receptor and reduces the cyclic AMP level and produces antidiarrhoeal effect. Thus the increased concentration of Enkephalins reduces the hyper secretions of water and electrolyte in to the intestinal lumen. Racecadotril reduces the incidence of diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated symptoms.
Pharmacokinets of Racecadotril
Absorption: Racecadotril is rapidly absorbed after oral administration.
Metabolism: It is rapidly metabolised by gastric enzyme lipase to active thiorphan metabolite.
Onset of Action for Racecadotril
30 minutes
Duration of Action for Racecadotril
Half Life of Racecadotril
3 hours
Side Effects of Racecadotril
1. Nausea
2. Vomiting
3. Thirst
4. Vertigo
5. Headache
6. Constipation
Contra-indications of Racecadotril
1. Hypersensitivity to Racecadotril
Special Precautions while taking Racecadotril
1. Renal insufficiency
2. Functional intestinal disorders
3. Dysenteric symptoms with bloody stools
4. Dehydration
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Racecadotril
1. Acute symptomatic diarrhoea
Interactions for Racecadotril
No clinically significant interactions involving interference with drug metabolism have been reported with Racecadotril.
Typical Dosage for Racecadotril
Adult: 300 mg/ day in 3 divided doses to be taken before meals.
Children: 4.5 mg / kg /day in 3 divided doses.
Schedule of Racecadotril
Storage Requirements for Racecadotril
Store below 25 degree C. Protect from light and moisture.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Racecadotril
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Racecadotril
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

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