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Lacrelax Syrup


Overview

Introduction of Lacrelax Syrup

Lacrelax Syrup is a type of sugar used to treat constipation. This medicine works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Lacrelax Syrup should be taken as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. You should take the amount your doctor's 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. Lacrelax Syrup 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 diarrhea, mood changes and seizures. Talk to your doctor straight away if you notice any of these.

Before taking Lacrelax Syrup, 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 Lacrelax Syrup

Lacrelax Syrup side effects

Common
  • Dehydration

How to use Lacrelax 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. Lacrelax Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Lacrelax Syrup works

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

Lacrelax Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lacrelax Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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Information regarding the use of Lacrelax Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
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Information regarding the use of Lacrelax Syrup during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Lacrelax Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lacrelax Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lacrelax Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lacrelax Syrup?

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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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
  • Lacrelax 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 Lacrelax

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Constipation problem please suggest any syrup
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Pediatrician (child Dr). Pediatrician will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. Dr. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause Dr. will prescribe you treatment.
I have critical constipation problem what can I do Please suggest me
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Syrup Duphalac 15 ml daily in night
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Lacrelax 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 Lacrelax.

Q. What is Lacrelax used for?

Lacrelax 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 (serious liver problem causing confusion, tremors and decreased level of consciousness).

Q. Is Lacrelax a laxative?

Yes, Lacrelax 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 Lacrelax?

Lacrelax 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 Lacrelax every day?

You should take Lacrelax 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 Lacrelax?

Lacrelax 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 Lacrelax?

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

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

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

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FDC LIMITED, B-8, MIDC Area, Waluj - 431 136, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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200 ml in 1 bottle
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