ROKO Capsule

ROKO Capsule

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Introduction

ROKO Capsule is used in the treatment of diarrhea. It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).

ROKO Capsule is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. 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 doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are headache, nausea, and constipation. 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. It 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 sleepiness.

Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance, so drink plenty of fluids to help keep yourself hydrated. It is important to avoid this medicine if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.

Uses of ROKO Capsule

Side effects of ROKO Capsule

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 ROKO

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain

How to use ROKO Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. ROKO Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How ROKO Capsule works

ROKO Capsule is an anti-diarrhoeal medication. It works by slowing down the contraction of the intestines thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents pass through it. This allows more time for reabsorption of fluids and nutrients, making the stools more solid and less frequent.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
ROKO Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ROKO Capsule 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

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ROKO Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
ROKO Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ROKO Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of ROKO Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
ROKO Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ROKO Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.