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Freshcol Syrup


Overview

Uses of Freshcol Syrup

Freshcol Syrup side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence

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

How Freshcol Syrup works

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

Freshcol Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Freshcol Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Freshcol Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Freshcol Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Freshcol Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Freshcol Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Freshcol Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Freshcol Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Freshcol Syrup?

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

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Expert Advice

  • 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
  • Freshcol Syrup is used for the treatment of constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than your doctor tells you to.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Freshcol

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I am suffering from a pain in stomach last 15 years, few days back I have tested the colonoscopy cect abdomen but nothing is found in the report, doctor told me it is a cvr constipation, in last 2 weeks my stools is not cleaning and last 2 days did not go for poty,I am not hunger as well,abdomen has been increased and dumping and sometimes it is very painful. told me a syrup pagalup and movicol but then also potty is not being.Even whenever I am going for potty some few stools are emerged.Any help is appreciatedStomach is like full of airDo you have any solution about this disease
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Freshcol 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 Freshcol.

Q. What is Freshcol used for?

Freshcol 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 which is a serious liver problem causing confusion, tremors and decreased level of consciousness.

Q. Is Freshcol a laxative?

Yes, Freshcol 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 Freshcol?

Freshcol 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 Freshcol every day?

You should take Freshcol 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 Freshcol?

Freshcol 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 Freshcol?

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 Freshcol. The risk of side effects is more with 2 laxatives.

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

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

Q. How should Freshcol be taken?

You should take the prescribed amount in the measuring cup or spoon that is provided with the medicine. You can take it water or fruit juice if you find it very sweet. Drink plenty of water for better results. Swallow it as soon as you keep it in mouth to prevent tooth decay which can occur if you take it for a longer time.

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References
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