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Itworks XL Granules


Product introduction

Itworks XL Granules is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. It works by softening the stools that help in the easy passage of stools.

Itworks XL Granules is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are flatulence, bloating, and stomach cramps. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Lifestyle modifications like having a fiber-rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Itworks XL Granules

Benefits of Itworks XL Granules

In Treatment of Constipation

Itworks XL Granules helps to stimulate bowel movements. It increases the movement of the intestines, this helps empty your bowels and relieve constipation. It relieves the pain and discomfort caused due to constipation and improves your quality of life. Eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation from happening.

Side effects of Itworks XL Granules

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 Itworks XL

  • Bloating
  • Stomach cramp
  • Flatulence

How to use Itworks XL Granules

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Empty the granules in a glass of water/milk, stir it and consume immediately. Itworks XL Granules is to be taken with food.

How Itworks XL Granules works

Itworks XL Granules is a combination of two medicines: Lactitol and Ispaghula, which relieves constipation. They work by different mechanisms to absorb water into the intestine and make 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 Itworks XL Granules. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Itworks XL Granules during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Itworks XL Granules during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Itworks XL Granules does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Itworks XL Granules is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Itworks XL Granules may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Itworks XL Granules is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Itworks XL Granules may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Itworks XL Granules?

If you miss a dose of Itworks XL Granules, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Itworks XL Granules is prescribed for short-term relief from constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show effect.
  • Take it at least 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.
  • Do not take any other laxative along with Itworks XL Granules without consulting your doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent constipation from happening:
    1. Eat more fiber in your diet. Recommended daily intake is 20-35g
    2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day
    3. Exercise regularly at least 3 times per week
    4. Do not hold in stool as that can worsen bowel issues.
  • Itworks XL Granules is prescribed for short-term relief from constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show effect.
  • Take it at least 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.
  • Do not take any other laxative along with Itworks XL Granules without consulting your doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent constipation from happening:
    1. Eat more fiber in your diet. Recommended daily intake is 20-35g
    2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day
    3. Exercise regularly at least 3 times per week
    4. Do not hold in stool as that can worsen bowel issues.

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Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Itworks XL Granules?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How to take Itworks XL Granules?

Take Itworks XL Granules exactly as your doctor tells you to, or as directed on the pack. Pour a scoop of granules (15g) into a glass of water (about 150 ml), stir well, and then drink the liquid as soon as possible.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Itworks XL Granules?

The use of Itworks XL Granules is considered to harmful for patients with known allergy to any of its components or excipients. Its use should be avoided in patients with chronic constipation or intestinal obstruction.

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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Lactitol. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. European Medicine Agency. Ispaghula; 2013. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.


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