Medicine Overview of Julax Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Julax 5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Julax 5mg Tablet directly increases the motility of the intestine, thereby making the stool soft and easier to pass.
In Depth Information on Julax Tablet
Julax Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Julax 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Julax 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Patients may experience dizziness and/or syncope due to a vasovagal response (e.g. to abdominal spasm). If patients experience abdominal spasm they should avoid driving.
There is limited information available on the use of Julax 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Julax 5mg Tablet 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 Julax 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Julax 5mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Julax Tablet
Julax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increases bowel movements. Julax is used for recent or long-term constipation. Julax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation.
Julax is recommended to be used only for five days if the cause of constipation is not known. Please consult your doctor regarding its use and use it for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Julax is safe if you use it for a prescribed duration and dose as recommended by your doctor. In the case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Nausea is a common side effect of Julax. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking Julax.
Julax has not been reported to cause any type of cancer. Please consult your doctor in case you have any further questions on this topic.
Julax is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs and should only be taken when advised by a doctor.
Julax is not habit forming. However, as with all laxatives, Julax should be taken for a duration as recommended by your doctor.
Julax is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Julax is not addictive. However, as with all laxatives, Julax should be taken for a duration as advised by your doctor. When the bowel regularity returns to normal, medicine can usually be stopped. If you need laxatives every day or if you have abdominal pain which does not go away even after taking the medicine, you should consult your doctor.
Julax is used for the treatment of recent or long term constipation. Julax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labour or radiological investigation.Julax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.
Q. Can I take Julax with docusate sodium?
Julax and docusate sodium both belong to a group of medicines called laxatives and hence work similarly. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two, so it may be safe to use them together. However, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as it may not be very useful to taken them together.
Q. Can I take Julax with prednisone?
Julax can be taken with prednisone. However, Julax can affect the absorption of any medicine taken along with it as it can affect the way a medicine would work. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine with Julax.
Q. Can I take Julax with senna?
Julax 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. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Julax does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking Julax or you need treatment for weight management.
Julax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives that increase bowel movements for the removal of stools. Julax is different from stool softeners as they work by allowing passage of water into the stool mass and softening them.
Yes, Julax does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Julax. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with Julax.
Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of Julax. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking Julax.
Bloating has not been observed with Julax. However, Julax may cause abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Please consult your doctor if you experience bloating with Julax.
Julax belongs to diphenylmethane derived stimulant laxatives and has not been reported to cause melanosis coli. This condition may develop in patients who chronically ingest anthraquinone-containing stimulant laxatives. In this condition, a dark pigment gets deposited in the lamina propria (one of the lining layers in the wall) of the large intestine (colon). Please consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of melanosis coli while taking Julax.
Julax has not been reported to get you high. Julax is a stimulant laxative used for recent or long-term constipation. Julax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or any radiological investigation.
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