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Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution


Overview

Introduction of Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution

Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution is a type of sugar used to treat constipation. It’s known as a laxative and makes your stool easier to pass by drawing water into your bowel. It is also sometimes used to treat or prevent certain conditions of the brain caused by liver disease.

Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution comes as a liquid that you swallow or a powder that’s made into a liquid. It can be taken with or without food. You should take the amount your doctor 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’s working. Don’t take more than you’re advised to and, if you miss a dose, don’t take an extra one to make up for it. Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution takes at least 48 hours to work. Talk to your doctor if you’re still constipated after three days.

The most common side effects are nausea and vomiting. 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 diarrhoea, mood changes and seizures. Talk to your doctor straight away if you notice any of these.

Before taking Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution, you should tell your doctor if you have diabetes or if you’re 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). Don’t take other laxative medicines while taking this medicine and check with your doctor if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution

Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence

How to use Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution

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. Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution works

Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution?

If you miss a dose of Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution, 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
  • Heptulac Fiber Oral Solution 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.

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Heptulac Fiber 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 Heptulac Fiber.

Q. What is Heptulac Fiber used for?

Heptulac Fiber 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 Heptulac Fiber a laxative?

Yes, Heptulac Fiber 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 Heptulac Fiber?

Heptulac Fiber 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 Heptulac Fiber every day?

You should take Heptulac Fiber 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 Heptulac Fiber?

Heptulac Fiber 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 Heptulac Fiber?

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 Heptulac Fiber. The risk of side effects is more with 2 laxatives.

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

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

Q. How should Heptulac Fiber 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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