CASTOPHENE TABLET

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Composition for CASTOPHENE NA TABLET

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
13
₹1.3/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Substitutes for CASTOPHENE

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of CASTOPHENE TABLET

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Uses of CASTOPHENE TABLET

Castophene tablet is used in the treatment of constipation.
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Side effects of CASTOPHENE TABLET

Common

Dehydration.

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How to use CASTOPHENE 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Castophene tablet at a fixed time.

How CASTOPHENE TABLET works

Castophene tablet directly increases the motility of the intestine, thereby making the stool soft and easier to pass.

In Depth Information on CASTOPHENE TABLET

Expert advice for CASTOPHENE TABLET

  • Together with Phenolphthalein, 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 Phenolphthalein 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 Phenolphthalein after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Phenolphthalein should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
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Warnings
Special precautions for CASTOPHENE TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Castophene 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for CASTOPHENE NA TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Phenolphthalein

Q. Does phenolphthalein cause urine discoloration?
Phenolphthalein reacts with urine and causes discoloration of urine, but it is nothing to worry about it
Q. Does phenolphthalein cause cancer?
Phenolphthalein when used for longer duration, beyond recommended dose may cause cancer growth.

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