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Biolax 5mg Tablet


Product introduction

Biolax 5mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat constipation. It is a laxative and helps you empty your bowels. Sometimes it is used by hospitals before surgery or some internal examinations or treatments. It works by increasing the movement in the intestine.

Biolax 5mg Tablet is best taken at night when it is used to treat constipation. It should be swallowed whole and must not be chewed, broken or crushed. It is recommended to start with the lowest dose and increase if you need to, but do not exceed the maximum daily dose. You should not use this medicine for more than the recommended days unless your doctor tells you to. Some lifestyle changes can help with constipation, for example drinking plenty of fluids, exercise regularly, eating more fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and cereals.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine are vomiting, stomach pain, and nausea. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days. If they persist, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

Before using this medicine you should tell your doctor if you have a blockage in your bowel, upset stomach or your bowel movements have been different for more than two weeks. Some medicines and some foods can interfere with the way this medicine works so discuss this with your doctor to make sure you are safe. You should not normally take other treatments for constipation while using this medicine and should also avoid dairy products at the same time. Biolax 5mg Tablet is not generally recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Biolax Tablet

Benefits of Biolax Tablet

In Treatment of Constipation

Biolax 5mg Tablet is a laxative that stimulates bowel movements. It increases the movement of the intestines, this helps empty your bowels and relieve constipation. It takes 6 to 12 hours to work and you may need several doses, but you should not take it every day for more than 5 days. This is a short-term treatment and should only be used when needed. It relieves the pain and discomfort caused due to constipation and improves your quality of life. Eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation from happening.

Side effects of Biolax Tablet

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 Biolax

  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramp

How to use Biolax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Biolax 5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Biolax Tablet works

Biolax 5mg Tablet is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Biolax 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biolax 5mg Tablet 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biolax 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Biolax 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Patients may experience dizziness and/or syncope due to a vasovagal response (e.g. to abdominal spasm). If patients experience abdominal spasm they should avoid driving.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biolax 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Biolax 5mg Tablet is generally not advised if there is associated vomiting as the loss of body water can be harmful to kidney function.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Biolax 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biolax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Biolax 5mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.\n

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Quick tips

  • Together with Biolax 5mg Tablet, taking a fiber-rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • Avoid taking a Biolax 5mg Tablet for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Take Biolax 5mg Tablet after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Biolax 5mg Tablet should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Stimulant laxatives/purgative

Patient concerns

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Suffering from Constipation. Taking 4_5gms of Triphla before going to bed with warm water. Not much effect. Should I add 3 gms of grounded Methi along with Triphla?
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Use biolax powder for that ,or add sauf
Constipation problem i have tried many allopathy treatment but no result
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
use biolax powder and myo tab ,for more details and medicine contact 9XXXXXX
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Biolax 5mg Tablet?

Biolax 5mg Tablet is safe if you use it for a prescribed duration and dose as recommended by your doctor. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Biolax 5mg Tablet a stimulant laxative?

Yes, Biolax 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increase bowel movements. Biolax 5mg Tablet is used for recent or long-term constipation. It can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation.

Q. Is Biolax 5mg Tablet habit forming?

Biolax 5mg Tablet can be habit-forming. Long-term use can make your body depend on the laxative for regular bowel movements, damage the bowel, cause malnutrition, and problems with the amounts of water and salts in your body. Do not use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor. If your constipation keeps returning, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Biolax 5mg Tablet effective?

Yes, Biolax 5mg Tablet is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Biolax 5mg Tablet for constipation?

Biolax 5mg Tablet is used for the treatment of recent or long-term constipation. Biolax 5mg Tablet can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation. Biolax 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.

Q. Can I take Biolax 5mg Tablet with senna?

Biolax 5mg Tablet and senna both belong to a group of medicines called laxatives. However, no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Therefore, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can the use of Biolax 5mg Tablet help lose weight?

Biolax 5mg Tablet does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking Biolax 5mg Tablet or if you need treatment for weight management.

Q. Does Biolax 5mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a common side effect of Biolax 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with Biolax 5mg Tablet.

Q. Does Biolax 5mg Tablet cause cramping?

Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of Biolax 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking Biolax 5mg Tablet.

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