Racecadotril is used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea
How it Works
Racecadotril is known as a prodrug, Racecadotril has an anti-secretory effect as well. Once Racecadotril is inside your body it is broken down into an active ingredient called thiorphan. Thiorphan works by reducing the amount of watery secretions that are produced by your intestines. which then helps to reduce the amount of fluid that your body loses. This reduces the symptoms of diarrhoea and helps reduce the risk of dehydration.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Racecadotril may suffer from such side effects; Vomiting, Nausea, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Thirst, Vertigo, Headache.