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Colvac Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Overview

Introduction

Colvac Tablet is a medicine used to treat constipation. It is a laxative and helps you empty your bowels. It works by increasing movement in the intestine and provides relief from constipation.

Colvac Tablet should be taken in a dose as advised by your doctor and take it at a fixed time at night. You should not use this medicine for more than a few days unless your doctor tells you to. Some lifestyle changes can help with constipation, for example eating more fiber in foods such as fruit, vegetables and cereals, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking regular exercise.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, nausea, and vomiting. 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.

Uses of Colvac Tablet

Benefits of Colvac Tablet

In Constipation

Colvac Tablet is a laxative that treats constipation by drawing water into the bowels thereby making stools softer and easier to pass. This medicine may take 6 to 12 hours to start working, therefore it is best to take it at bedtime. Take it as instructed even if it seems that it is not working as expected. Talk to your doctor if you are still constipated. Constipation is a common problem that can cause significant pain and discomfort. This medicine can relieve discomfort and improve your quality of life. To prevent constipation from happening it may help to eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water.

Side effects of Colvac 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 Colvac

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea

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 Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Colvac 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. Colvac Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Colvac Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Colvac Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Colvac Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Colvac 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Colvac Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Colvac Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Colvac Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Colvac Tablet?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Together with Colvac 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 Colvac 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 Colvac Tablet after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Colvac 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

Patient Concerns

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I have a piles pain after dilivery . 6 month before I delivered a baby girl. Aftet this I had a pain n swallen .You will suggest any ointment or tablet
Dr. Dharna Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Avoid constipation. Use piloroute ointment.
Piles and chronic constipation
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take pilex tablet 2 tablet twice apply pilex ointment, abhyarisht 20 ml twice after meal with water
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FAQs

Q. What is Colvac?

Colvac belongs to a class of medicines called laxatives. It is used to provide relief from constipation (a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces).

Q. What is Colvac used for?

Colvac is a laxative which is used to relieve constipation. Constipation is usually associated with hardened feces where there is difficulty in emptying the bowels. Colvac works by stimulating the muscles in your colon to remove waste products from your body and also helps in softening of stools. It provides short-term relief from constipation caused due to any cause. Please consult your doctor for the right use and dose of Colvac.

Q. Is Colvac safe?

Colvac is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Is Colvac a sulfa drug?

No, Colvac is not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and the working of the medicine are different from sulfa drugs.

Q. What does Colvac do?

Colvac provides relief from constipation (inability to pass stools and hardened stools) by increasing the movement of the bowel (gut or large intestine) to move stools out of the body by stimulating the muscles of the colon and softening the stools. This brings an overnight relief from constipation.

Q. Does Colvac work?

Yes, Colvac is an effective laxative that provides relief from constipation by increasing the movement of the bowel (gut or large intestine).

Q. How fast does Colvac work?

Colvac provides overnight relief from constipation and helps the body return to its natural cycle.

Q. Is Colvac effective in relieving constipation?

Colvac is effective in relieving constipation if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Colvac too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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