Exitol Syrup

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

Introduction

Exitol Syrup is a type of sugar used to treat constipation. This medicine works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Exitol Syrup should be taken as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. You should take it as per your doctor's advice, and you can mix it with water or fruit juice if you prefer. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit and try to take it at the same time(s) each day. Your dose may go up or down depending on how well it is working. Do not take more than you are advised to and, if you miss a dose, do not take an extra one to make up for it. Exitol Syrup takes at least 48 hours to work. Talk to your doctor if you are still constipated after three days.

The most common side effects are abdominal distension, cramps, and flatulence. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days. You may also feel (or be) sick. You can help avoid the side effects by drinking plenty of fluids, taking your medicine between meals. Occasionally people develop serious side effects including severe stomach pain, severe diarrhea, mood changes, and seizures. Talk to your doctor straight away if you notice any of these.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have diabetes or if you are unable to digest milk sugar (lactose intolerant). If you use this medicine over a long period of time, your doctor may want you to have occasional blood tests to check the mineral levels (e.g. potassium and sodium). Do not take other laxative medicines while taking this medicine and check with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Exitol Syrup

Benefits of Exitol Syrup

In Constipation

Exitol Syrup is a laxative that treats constipation by drawing water into the bowels thereby making stools softer and easier to pass. This medicine takes a couple of days to work (up to 3 days). Take it as instructed even it appears not to be working. Talk to your doctor if you are still constipated after 3 days. 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 Exitol Syrup

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 Exitol

  • Cramps
  • Abdominal distension
  • Flatulence

How to use Exitol Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Exitol Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Exitol Syrup works

Exitol Syrup works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Exitol Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Exitol Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Exitol Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Exitol Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Exitol Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Exitol Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Exitol Syrup?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Exitol Syrup is used for the treatment of constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show effect.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Take it exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • 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 atleast 2 hours after taking other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dimeric Sugar Alcohol
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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I have pain in my lower abdomen ma inly both the hypogstrium, difficulty starting the urine and bladder emptying, I also have constipation, and low grade fever I got my Kft, urine microscopy and culture&sensitivity all of which came back normal, i also went and got PSA(Total) for which the value was I am really concerned, I am a 4th year MBBS student and my exams are approaching and i cant concentrate.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
for constipation take syrup DUphalac 10 ml in night
Constipation problem please suggest any syrup
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Pediatrician (child Dr). Pediatrician will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. Dr. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause Dr. will prescribe you treatment.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Exitol Syrup to work?

It takes about 2-3 days to see the benefits of the treatment. Talk to your doctor if you feel constipated even after 3 days of taking Exitol Syrup.

Q. What is Exitol Syrup used for?

Exitol Syrup is used to treat constipation which is presented as infrequent bowel movements, hard and dry stools. It is also used in patients with hepatic encephalopathy (serious liver problem causing confusion, tremors and decreased level of consciousness).

Q. Is Exitol Syrup a laxative?

Yes, Exitol Syrup is a laxative which softens the stools by pulling in water from the body to the large intestine. It is also used to reduce the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease.

Q. What are the side effects of taking Exitol Syrup?

Exitol Syrup very commonly causes diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Diarrhea and abdominal pain occur due to high dose and dose should be reduced in such cases. Flatulence may occur during the first few days of treatment and may disappear after sometime. This medicine may also cause electrolyte imbalance. However, this is an uncommon side effect.

Q. Is it okay to take Exitol Syrup every day?

You should take Exitol Syrup for as long as advised by your doctor. You may also take it for as long as constipation lasts, which may be upto a week. For hepatic encephalopathy, the treatment may be longer, may be several months.

Q. Who should not be given Exitol Syrup?

Exitol Syrup should not be given to patients who are allergic to it or are intolerant to lactose (cannot process lactose). It should also be avoided in patients having galactosemia, a rare health problem where body cannot process galactose.

Q. Can I take other laxatives along with Exitol Syrup?

Usually one laxative is sufficient to relieve constipation. In case you need it, your doctor may advise you to take one more laxative along with Exitol Syrup. The risk of side effects is more with 2 laxatives.

Q. What if I take more than the recommended dose of Exitol Syrup?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Exitol Syrup may cause abdominal pain, electrolyte imbalance and diarrhea, which may last for a couple of days.

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References

  1. Lactitol monohydrate [Core Safety Profile]; 2010. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2020] (online) Available from: External Link

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