Capsule: HIDRASEC is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in adults when causal treatment is not possible.
If causal treatment is possible, racecadotril can be administered as a complementary treatment.
Granules for oral suspension: Complementary symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in infants (older than 3 months) and children together with oral rehydration.
If causal treatment of acute diarrhoea is possible, racecadotril can be co-administered.
Adults: One capsule initially regardless of the time of day. Then, one capsule three times daily preferably before the main meals. Treatment should be continued until two normal stools are recorded.
Treatment should not exceed 7 days.
Long-term treatment with racecadotril is not recommended.
Special populations: Children: There are specific formulations intended for infants, children and adolescents.
Older people: Dosage adjustment is not necessary in the older people.
In infant from 9 kg to 13 kg: two 10 mg sachets 3 times daily.
Hidrasec Children 30 mg is intended for children ≥13 kg. The recommended dose is determined according to body weight: 1.5 mg/kg per dose (corresponding to 1 to 2 sachets), three times daily at regular intervals.
In children from 13 kg to 27 kg: one 30 mg sachet 3 times daily.
In children of more than 27 kg: two 30 mg sachets 3 times daily.
The duration of treatment in the clinical trials with children was 5 days. Treatment should be continued until two normal stools are recorded. Treatment should not exceed 7 days. Long-term treatment with racecadotril is not recommended.