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Carbocium 10mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Carbocium 10mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine adds bulk and moisture to your intestine by absorbing water or makes stool soft and easier to pass.

Carbocium 10mg Tablet is taken after meals in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Avoid taking it just before bedtime, or while lying down. Take it with at least one full glass of liquid or more. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are bloating and abdominal distension. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Lifestyle modifications like reducing smoking, increasing exercise and a healthy diet will help you to get better results.

Consult a doctor before taking this medicine if you have a sudden change in bowel functions that persists for ten days and if you suffer from nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain. Discontinue Carbocium 10mg Tablet if your constipation lasts seven days even after taking it and if you experience rectal bleeding these may be a sign of a serious medical condition.

Uses of Carbocium Tablet

Side effects of Carbocium 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 Carbocium

  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distension

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Bloating
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.

How to use Carbocium 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. Carbocium 10mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Carbocium Tablet works

Carbocium 10mg Tablet absorbs water and makes the stool soft and bulky, easier to pass.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Carbocium 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Carbocium 10mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Carbocium 10mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Carbocium 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Carbocium 10mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Carbocium 10mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Carbocium Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Carbocium 10mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular 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

Quick Tips

  • Carbocium 10mg Tablet is used for the treatment of constipation.
  • 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
  • Take it after a gap of 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

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Q. Is polycarbophil safe?

Polycarbophil is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as recommended doctor

Q. Is calcium polycarbophil a soluble fiber?

Polycarbophil is insoluble in water.

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Ajanta House, Charkop, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400 067, India
Country of Origin: India
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