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Confinex 1 Tablet

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

Introduction

Confinex 1 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of constipation. It increases the release of certain chemical that improves the movement of food inside the intestine and helps to increase gastric emptying of both liquid and solid.

Confinex 1 Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you're given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. 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 headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. Most of 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. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should avoid this medicine if you are suffering from bleeding ulcers of the stomach. Consult with your doctor if are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Confinex Tablet

Side effects of Confinex 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 Confinex

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Confinex 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. Confinex 1 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Confinex Tablet works

Confinex 1 Tablet indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Confinex 1 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Confinex 1 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Confinex 1 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Confinex 1 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Confinex 1 Tablet may cause dizziness and tiredness, especially on the first day of treatment, and this may have an effect on driving and use of machines.
Kidney
CAUTION
Confinex 1 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Confinex 1 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Confinex 1 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Confinex 1 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Confinex 1 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Confinex Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Confinex 1 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Confinex 1 Tablet helps treat chronic constipation and improve bowel movements, when laxatives have failed to provide adequate relief.
  • It can be taken with or without food, at any time of the day.
  • It may cause diarrhea. Drink plenty of water and inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • Inform your doctor if your constipation has not improved even after four weeks of taking this medication.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dihydrobenzofurancarboxamide Derivative {benzamides}
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Confinex 1 Tablet work?

Confinex 1 Tablet has been found to act rapidly but the effect varies from person to person. This is because the response to a particular medication varies in every patient. Usually, the medicine generates a bowel movement within 2-3 hours. However, it may take about 4-5 days to show complete effect and rapid bowel movements.

Q. Is Confinex 1 Tablet safe in pregnancy?

No, Confinex 1 Tablet is not safe to be taken during pregnancy. There are few reported cases of spontaneous abortion that have been noted when given in pregnant women. There is little evidence of use of Confinex 1 Tablet in pregnant women. Therefore, its use during pregnancy should be avoided. It is important to consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. When should I take Confinex 1 Tablet?

Confinex 1 Tablet can be taken at any time of the day. Normally, it is taken orally with or without food once daily. The exact dosage of this medication is to be decided by your prescribing physician. Usually, it is taken as 2 milligrams per day.

Q. Can Confinex 1 Tablet cause gastroparesis?

Confinex 1 Tablet has been proven to be beneficial in cases of gastroparesis and constipation. Gastroparesis is a condition where there is reduced movement of the gut that leads to delayed emptying of the stomach and constipation. Generally, this occurs in conditions like diabetes or after surgery.

Q. When should I avoid taking Confinex 1 Tablet?

You should avoid taking Confinex 1 Tablet if you are allergic to it. It should also be avoided if you have a tear in your stomach or intestinal wall, a bowel blockage or inflammatory conditions of the intestinal wall like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Always consult your doctor before starting the medication. The doctor should be informed about any ongoing medication and conditions you have.

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