ROKO Capsule Uses, Side effects, Precautions

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ROKO Capsule uses, side effects, precautions, substitutes

CompositionLoperamide (2mg)
CompanyCipla Ltd
Medicine typeAntidiarrheal
Prescription requiredYes
Route of administrationOral
UsesDiarrhea
Side effectsConstipation, Stomach pain
PrecautionsHypersensitivity, Alcohol

General uses of ROKO Capsule

ROKO Capsule is an antidiarrheal medicine. It is generally used in the treatment of diarrhea.

Ingredients of ROKO Capsule

Loperamide: ROKO Capsule contains loperamide (2mg). It belongs to the class of medicine known as antidiarrheals. It is used in the treatment of diarrhea.

How does ROKO Capsule work? / Mechanism of action

Loperamide in ROKO Capsule works by acting on mu-opioid receptors. The binding of loperamide to opioid receptors results in decreasing peristalsis (movement of the intestine). This results in increases the time of fecal matter stays in the intestine and allows more water to absorb. It makes the stools dry and helps in relieving diarrhea.

Side effects of ROKO Capsule

It may cause some side effects like:

  • Constipation
  • Stomach Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness

Precautions

Alcohol: It is not advised to use alcohol with this medicine.

Hypersensitivity: You should avoid using this medicine if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients of the ROKO Capsule.

Driving: ROKO Capsule may cause some symptoms that can affect your ability to drive. You should avoid doing driving after taking the dose of this medicine.

Pregnancy: It is not safe to use ROKO Capsule in pregnancy.

Liver disease: ROKO Capsule should be used with caution in patients with having any liver disease.

How to use ROKO Capsule?

Take the dose of ROKO Capsule as advised by your doctor.

You can take this medicine with or without a meal.

Do not chew, crush, or break it. Swallow it as a whole.

Storage of ROKO Capsule

Store ROKO Capsule at room temperature.

Keep this medicine away from direct sunlight.

Keep this medicine away from kids and pets.

Tell your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to loperamide.
  • You have any liver disease.
  • You’re a pregnant woman.

Substitutes of ROKO Capsule

Imodium CapsuleJanssen Pharmaceuticals
Eldoper CapsuleMicro Labs Ltd
Loopra CapsuleIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Some FAQs

What are the uses of the ROKO Capsule?

ROKO Capsule is an antidiarrheal medicine. It is mainly used in the treatment of diarrhea.

Can I use ROKO Capsule in pregnancy?

No, It is not advised to use ROKO Capsule in pregnancy.

What is the dose and duration of the ROKO Capsule for adults?

For adults, ROKO Capsule is usually prescribed 1-3 times a day after each unformed stool. But the dose and duration of this medicine are not the same for all. You should always consult your doctor about the dose and duration of the ROKO Capsule.

Is ROKO Capsule habit forming?

No, ROKO Capsule does not contain any ingredient that will make you habitual of it.

Summary

ROKO Capsule is an antidiarrheal medicine that contains loperamide as its active ingredient. It is generally used in the treatment of diarrhea.

ROKO Capsule should be used with caution in patients with having any liver disease.

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