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Composition for FIBERLACT

Lactitol(10gm),Ispaghula(3.5gm)

food interaction for FIBERLACT

alcohol interaction for FIBERLACT

pregnancy interaction for FIBERLACT

lactation interaction for FIBERLACT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for FIBERLACT

Lactitol(10gm)

Uses

Lactitol is used in constipation.

How it works

Lactitol works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, that makes the stools soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects

Abdominal distension, Abdominal pain, Abnormal gastrointestinal sound, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Itching, Nausea, Gastrointestinal discomfort
Ispaghula(3.5gm)

Uses

Ispaghula is used in the treatment of constipation.

How it works

Ispaghula husk absorbs more water and add bulk (fiber) in the intestine and promotes normal bowel movement.

Common side effects

Abdominal bloating, Flatulence, Intestinal obstruction, Gastrointestinal discomfort

SUBSTITUTES for FIBERLACT

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Expert advice for FIBERLACT

  • Together with Lactitol, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • Take Lactitol after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • A Lactitol should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Lactitol contains sugars.
  • Avoid taking a Lactitol for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)