BO Lax 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of BO Lax Tablet
BO Lax 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of constipation.
BO Lax Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramp
How to use BO Lax 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. BO Lax 5 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How BO Lax Tablet works
BO Lax 5 mg Tablet is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool. It also helps clean out the intestines prior to medical procedures or examination.
BO Lax Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
BO Lax 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
BO Lax 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
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
There is limited information available on the use of BO Lax 5 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of BO Lax 5 mg Tablet is generally not advised if there is associated vomiting as the loss of body water can be harmful to kidney function.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of BO Lax 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of BO Lax Tablet?
If you miss a dose of BO Lax 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Together with BO Lax 5 mg Tablet, 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 BO Lax 5 mg 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 BO Lax 5 mg Tablet after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • BO Lax 5 mg Tablet should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to BO Lax

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I am having chronic constipation, please suggest any medicine having no side effects
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
syrup Duphalac 15ml oce daily in night for 2 weeksalso add more fibre in ur dietlike take green salad in dinner regularly , 1 apple or orange in evening, sprouts in morning
How to get rid off from constipation problem???Sir I have already taken many homeopathic pills and Ayurveda tooBut I'm literally vry disturbPls send m consultation fast
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Should drink at least 4 liter water in a day, do physical exercise daily, avoid junk food totally, take abhyarisht 30 ml twice with water after meal
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FAQs

Q. Is BO Lax a stimulant laxative?
BO Lax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increases bowel movements. BO Lax is used for recent or long-term constipation. BO Lax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation.
Q. Is BO Lax safe for long term use?
BO Lax is recommended to be used only for five days if the cause of constipation is not known. Please consult your doctor regarding its use and use it for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is BO Lax safe?
BO Lax is safe if you use it for a prescribed duration and dose as recommended by your doctor. In the case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Does BO Lax cause nausea?
Nausea is a common side effect of BO Lax. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking BO Lax.
Q. Does BO Lax cause cancer?
BO Lax has not been reported to cause any type of cancer. Please consult your doctor in case you have any further questions on this topic.
Q. Is BO Lax available over the counter?
BO Lax is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs and should only be taken when advised by a doctor.
Q. Is BO Lax habit forming?
BO Lax is not habit forming. However, as with all laxatives, BO Lax should be taken for a duration as recommended by your doctor.
Q. Is BO Lax effective?
BO Lax is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is BO Lax addictive?
BO Lax is not addictive. However, as with all laxatives, BO Lax should be taken for a duration as advised by your doctor. When the bowel regularity returns to normal, medicine can usually be stopped. If you need laxatives every day or if you have abdominal pain which does not go away even after taking the medicine, you should consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take BO Lax for constipation?
BO Lax is used for the treatment of recent or long term constipation. BO Lax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labour or radiological investigation.BO Lax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.
Q. Can I take BO Lax with docusate sodium?
BO Lax and docusate sodium both belong to a group of medicines called laxatives and hence work similarly. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two, so it may be safe to use them together. However, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as it may not be very useful to taken them together.
Q. Can I take BO Lax with prednisone?
BO Lax can be taken with prednisone. However, BO Lax can affect the absorption of any medicine taken along with it as it can affect the way a medicine would work. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine with BO Lax.
Q. Can I take BO Lax with senna?
BO Lax 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. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can the use of BO Lax help lose weight?
BO Lax does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking BO Lax or you need treatment for weight management.
Q. Does BO Lax soften stools?
BO Lax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives that increase bowel movements for the removal of stools. BO Lax is different from stool softeners as they work by allowing passage of water into the stool mass and softening them.
Q. Does BO Lax expire?
Yes, BO Lax does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does BO Lax cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of BO Lax. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with BO Lax.
Q. Does BO Lax cause cramping?
Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of BO Lax. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking BO Lax.
Q. Does BO Lax cause bloating (general swelling that may cause increased abdominal size)?
Bloating has not been observed with BO Lax. However, BO Lax may cause abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Please consult your doctor if you experience bloating with BO Lax.
Q. Can the use of BO Lax cause melanosis coli?
BO Lax belongs to diphenylmethane derived stimulant laxatives and has not been reported to cause melanosis coli. This condition may develop in patients who chronically ingest anthraquinone-containing stimulant laxatives. In this condition, a dark pigment gets deposited in the lamina propria (one of the lining layers in the wall) of the large intestine (colon). Please consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of melanosis coli while taking BO Lax.
Q. Does BO Lax get you high?
BO Lax has not been reported to get you high. BO Lax is a stimulant laxative used for recent or long-term constipation. BO Lax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or any radiological investigation.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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