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Bowell Sachet

SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Bowell Sachet

Bowell Sachet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Bowell Sachet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Empty the granules in a glass of water/milk, stir it and consume immediately. Bowell Sachet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Bowell Sachet works

Bowell Sachet works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Bowell Sachet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Bowell Sachet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Bowell Sachet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Bowell Sachet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Bowell Sachet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Bowell Sachet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Bowell Sachet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Bowell Sachet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Bowell Sachet?

If you miss a dose of Bowell Sachet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Some healthy tips to prevent constipation from happening:
    • Eat more fiber in your diet. Recommended daily intake is 20-35g
    • Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day
    • Exercise regularly at least 3 times per week
    • Do not hold in stool as that can worsen bowel issues
  • Bowell Sachet is used for the treatment of constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than your doctor tells you to.
  • Take it atleast 2 hours after taking other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Bowell

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She is having Parkinson's disease since 7 yr s and she is having constipation problem also plz snd some valuable guidance to relieve some amount problem about hand shaking non dominant hand she also hvng cap.ecosprin 75 mg od at HS. Treatment
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Kindly consult to any good Ayuvedic Panchkarma center. Panchkarma therapy will give you some result .
I m suffering from fatty liver. Thereafter, i wont facing any problem regarding this. i also intake alcohol 360 ml a week. i dont have any hepatitis disease, i m taking ursocol 300 / udiliv 300 any one from last 3-4 months. This medicine creates constipation so i using one tab a day. Can u suggest me effective med or some good suggestions for securing my liver. Also suggest me whether I had to take any vaccine for future safety hepatitis. thanks.
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Gastroenterologist
Only effective trestment is stopping alcohol. Take vaccination for hepatitis b
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FAQs

Q. Is Bowell a stool softener, stimulant laxative?

Bowell is stool softener, Bowell is not a stimulant laxative it is a hyperosmotic laxative

Q. Can I take Bowell for constipation?

It can be taken for constipation

Q. Is Bowell safe for diabetics?

In diabetic patients Bowell may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use

Q. Does Bowell increase blood sugar?

In diabetic patients Bowell may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use

Q. Does Bowell contain sugar?

Bowell is a non-digestible sugar

Q. Is Bowell over the counter?

Bowell is available over the counter

Q. Is Bowell fattening (makes you fat), cause wind (gas), cause weight loss and bloating?

Bowell does not cause weight gain or weight loss. Bowell can cause bloating and wind (gas)

Q. Is Bowell gluten free?

Bowell is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. How long can I take Bowell?

Please consult your doctor for dose and duration required

Q. Can I take lactulose with antibiotics, omeprazole, Senokot, Fybogel, warfarin, iron tablets, senna, paracetamol, Gaviscon?

Lactulose may interact with antibiotics, omeprazole, and Gaviscon/calcium carbonate. Senokot/senna, Fybogel/ispaghula when taken with lactulose may result in diarrhea. No interactions have been observed when lactulose is taken with warfarin, iron tablets, and paracetamol

Q. Does Bowell contain lactose?

Bowell contains lactose, galactose, and small amounts of fructose. Do not take Bowell if you have intolerance to these sugars.

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References
  1. Sharkey KA, Wallace JL. Treatment of Disorders of Bowel Motility and Water Flux; Anti-Emetics; Agents Used in Biliary and Pancreatic Disease. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1332.
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