Racecadotril belongs to a class of drug called antidiarrheals which works by decreasing the intestinal secretion. This medication increases the availability of endogenous opioids (enkephalins) by inhibiting the membrane-bound enkephalinase. Racecadotril is primariy used to treat diarrhea.

This medication is indicated to treat diarrhea. Racecadotril may also be used in other conditions to be determined by your doctor.

Stop using this drug if you experience fever with the presence of bloody or purulet stools.

Aside from the benefits, this drug may bring some unwanted effects. It is important to tell your doctor all the symptoms that you experience while using this drug, especially if any of the following:

  • Headache
  • Tonsillitis
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Prurigo
  • Pruritus
  • Erythema Multiforme or Nodosum
  • Tongue, Face, Lip or Eyelid Oedema
  • Angioedema


Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions such as renal or hepatic impairment.



Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Available brand/s:

  • Diatril
  • Drasel 30
  • Feloact 30
  • Hidrasec
  • Racecore

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