Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet

Introduction

Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of diarrhea. It manages the symptoms of diarrhea such as stomach pain, cramps, and loose stools. It also kills the diarrhea-causing microorganisms.

Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, headache, rash, and itching. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your dizziness. Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should consult your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reactions symptoms include skin redness or rashes etc.

Uses of Racigyl O Tablet

  • Diarrhea

Side effects of Racigyl O Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Racigyl O

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Itching

How to use Racigyl O Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Racigyl O Tablet works

Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Racecadotril and ofloxacin which treat diarrhoea. Racecadotril is an enkephalinase inhibitor which has anti-secretory effects. It reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps reduce the amount of fluid lost from the body in diarrhoea. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

UNSAFE
Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Racigyl O 100mg/200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.