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food interaction for DIOVOL PLUS FORTE

alcohol interaction for DIOVOL PLUS FORTE

pregnancy interaction for DIOVOL PLUS FORTE

lactation interaction for DIOVOL PLUS FORTE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Dimethicone(50 mg/5 ml)


Dimethicone or dimeticone is used to treat dry, itchy skin or minor skin irritations, to relieve stomach pain, bloating and indigestion, hiccups, and infection of the scalp hair by the head louse.

How it works

Dimethicone belongs to class of medications called surface active substances. Dimethicone works by helping to release trapped wind by acting on inner lining of intestine; helps dry and itching skin by moisturizing the skin and kills the lice by affecting its physiological activity or by disrupting bodily water balance of lice.

Common side effects

Flakes on scalp, Irritation around eyes, Itchy scalp, Rash, Headache, Skin irritation, Shortness of breath, Skin redness, Stomach upset, Hair loss, Diarrhoea
Aluminium Hydroxide(250 mg/5 ml)


Aluminum hydroxide either alone or in combination with some other drugs is used to treat heartburn, upset or sour stomach, peptic ulcer and related pain, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also used in patients with kidney problems to reduce phosphate levels.

How it works

Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It acts by neutralizing the acids released in the stomach thus treating the above mentioned conditions.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Confusion, Difficulty in urination, Coughing up blood, Drowsiness, Black and bloody stools, Muscle disorder, Fatigue, Constipation, Loss of appetite
Milk of Magnesia(250 mg/5 ml)


Milk of magnesia is used to relieve excess acidity, indigestion (dyspepsia), heartburn, gas, stomach discomfort and for the short-term treatment of constipation.

How it works

Milk of magnesia belongs to a class of medications called antacids and laxatives. It neutralizes the excess acid produced in stomach thereby providing relief from indigestion and associated discomfort. It also increases water retention in the large intestine and stimulates muscle movement thereby helping soften and release stool.

Common side effects

Flushing, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Decreased white blood cell count
Sorbitol(1.2 g/5 ml)


Sorbitol is used to treat occasional constipation.

How it works

Sorbitol solution is a hyperosmotic laxative. It works by retaining fluid in the colon, which helps to increase muscle movement in the intestines.

Common side effects

Osmotic diarrhea, Abdominal cramp, Increased glucose level in blood, Allergic reaction, Increased sodium level in blood, Vomiting


No substitutes found

Expert advice for DIOVOL PLUS FORTE

Do not take further dose or do not apply dimethicone cream further at the first appearance of rash, redness of skin, breathing difficulty.
Keep your hair away from fire sources (naked flames, burning cigarettes) while being treated with dimethicone lotion.
Do not take dimethicone capsules if you use mineral oil (paraffin) based laxatives.
Do not start or continue the dimethicone capsule/cream/solution and consult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic to dimethicone any other ingredient of capsule/solution/cream.
  • If you are being treated for thyroid disorder.

Frequently asked questions for DIOVOL PLUS FORTE


Q. Does dimethicone kill lice, pubic lice, nits and scabies?
Dimethicone may kills lice, pubic lice and scabies. Dimethicone does not kill nits. 
Q. Is dimethicone safe?
Dimethicone is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is dimethicone safe for natural hair or does it dry out hair? 
Dimethicone is safe and does not dry out natural hair, if used as recommended. However, it may occasionally cause hair loss. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is dimethicone good for skin?
Dimethicone is not toxic for skin.

Q. Is dimethicone toxic?
Dimethicone is not toxic.

Q. Does dimethicone cause acne, cancer?
 and does not cause cancer. It may cause acne after very long term use.
Q. Is dimethicone the same as silicone?
Dimethicone belongs to group of compound known as silicone.
Q. Does dimethicone cause milia?
Dimethicone may cause milia.

Aluminium Hydroxide

Q. How does aluminium hydroxide work?
Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It acts by neutralizing the acids released in the stomach thus treating irritation of stomach lining.
Q. Is aluminium hydroxide an alkali/ weak base/strong base/amphoteric?
Aluminium hydroxide is a strong base and is amphoteric.
Q. Is aluminium hydroxide safe?
Aluminium hydroxide is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.
Q. Is aluminium hydroxide known to cause Alzheimer’s?
Aluminium hydroxide was thought to be associated with neurological symptoms. Studies clearly show that aluminum hydroxide does not cause neurological symptoms and thus does not cause Alzheimer’s.


Q. Is sorbitol safe/ safe for diabetics/bad/ affect or raise blood sugar?
Sorbitol is safe in most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration. However, higher dosages may cause stomach cramps and diarrhea in some patients. It is generally safe to be used in diabetes but hyperglycemia (raised blood sugar) from metabolism of absorbed sorbitol may occur in some diabetic patients.
Q. Does sorbitol/weight gain/headaches/bloating?
Sorbitol may cause bloating, it can cause severe side effects such as sudden weight gain in some patients.
Q. Does sorbitol reduce dental caries/ cause tooth decay?
Consuming sorbitol-sweetened (sugar-free) products instead of regular ones can play an important role in reducing a person's tooth decay rate and will prevent dental carries.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)