Gerbisa Suppository

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Gerbisa Suppository is a medicine used to treat constipation. It is a laxative and helps you empty your bowels. Sometimes it is used by hospitals before surgery or some internal examinations or treatments. It works by increasing movement in the intestine.

Gerbisa Suppository is used in the back passage (rectum) and must not be taken by mouth. Use this medicine at bedtime in a dose as advised by your doctor. Remember to inform the doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

This medicine may cause side effects like stomach cramp, fainting, stomach discomfort, and rectal discomfort. This medicine when used with some lifestyle modifications like having a fiber-rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.

Uses of Gerbisa Suppository

Benefits of Gerbisa Suppository

In Constipation

Gerbisa Suppository is a laxative, mostly given in cases where the medicine cannot be given by mouth. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, this helps empty your bowels and relieve constipation. It can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor, or radiological investigation. It usually takes 10 to 45 minutes to work. This is a short-term treatment and should only be used when needed. If you feel constipated usually, eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables, and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation.

Side effects of Gerbisa Suppository

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 Gerbisa

  • Stomach cramp
  • Fainting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Rectal discomfort

How to use Gerbisa Suppository

Remove the wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Keep lying down for about 15 minutes after insertion so that the suppository does not come out before it melts.

How Gerbisa Suppository works

Gerbisa Suppository is a laxative which dissolves in the rectum (large intestine) from where it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. It works by increasing the movement of the intestine, thereby facilitating the passage of stool. This provides fast relief from constipation. It also helps clean out the intestines prior to medical procedures or examination.

Safety Advice

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Gerbisa Suppository may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Gerbisa Suppository is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
There is limited information available on the use of Gerbisa Suppository in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gerbisa Suppository is generally not advised if there is associated vomiting as the loss of body water can be harmful to kidney function.
There is limited information available on the use of Gerbisa Suppository in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Gerbisa Suppository?

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

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Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Stimulant laxatives/purgative

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Q. Is it safe to use Gerbisa Suppository?

Gerbisa Suppository is safe if you use it for a prescribed duration and dose as recommended by your doctor. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Gerbisa Suppository a stimulant laxative?

Yes, Gerbisa Suppository belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increase bowel movements. Gerbisa Suppository is used for recent or long-term constipation. It can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation.

Q. Is Gerbisa Suppository habit forming?

Gerbisa Suppository can be habit-forming. Long-term use can make your body depend on the laxative for regular bowel movements, damage the bowel, cause malnutrition, and problems with the amounts of water and salts in your body. Do not use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor. If your constipation keeps returning, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Gerbisa Suppository effective?

Yes, Gerbisa Suppository is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Gerbisa Suppository for constipation?

Gerbisa Suppository is used for the treatment of recent or long-term constipation. Gerbisa Suppository can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation. Gerbisa Suppository belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.

Q. Can I take Gerbisa Suppository with senna?

Gerbisa Suppository and senna both belong to a group of medicines called laxatives. However, no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Therefore, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can the use of Gerbisa Suppository help lose weight?

Gerbisa Suppository does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking Gerbisa Suppository or if you need treatment for weight management.

Q. Does Gerbisa Suppository cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a common side effect of Gerbisa Suppository. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with Gerbisa Suppository.

Q. Does Gerbisa Suppository cause cramping?

Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of Gerbisa Suppository. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking Gerbisa Suppository.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: July, 2021

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