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Overview

Introduction

Laxit Plus Syrup is a combination of three stool-softening medicines and is effective in treating constipation. This prescription medicine helps in the easy passage of stools, thus relieves constipation.

Laxit Plus Syrup is to be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. For better absorption of the medicine take it with or after a meal. A high dose or overdose may have harmful effects on the body.

This medication is generally well tolerated with very minimal side effects. Before taking the medicine always consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are suffering from any severe stomach, liver, kidney disease, or any known disease. You must stop this medication and consult your doctor in case you encounter any allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling, and itching.

Uses of Laxit Plus Syrup

Laxit Plus Syrup side effects

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Laxit Plus 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.

How Laxit Plus Syrup works

Laxit Plus Syrup is a combination of three laxatives: Sodium picosulfate, liquid paraffin and milk of magnesia, which relieves constipation. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases peristalsis (the wave-like movement of the intestines) to push the stools forward. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant laxative which helps retain water and fat in the stools, while milk of magnesia is an osmotic laxative which works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft. Together, they make stools easier to pass.

Laxit Plus Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Laxit Plus Syrup
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Laxit Plus Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Laxit Plus Syrup during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Laxit Plus Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Laxit Plus Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Laxit Plus Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Laxit Plus Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Laxit Plus Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Laxit Plus Syrup for the treatment of constipation.
  • 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
  • Do not take the medicine immediately before sleeping.
  • Avoid taking it for longer durations. If symptoms persist, if you need to use it every day, or if you have continuous abdominal pain, you should consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Laxit Plus

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Lack of appetite, constipation
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take bandy plus once daily in night for 3 nightAstrozyme syrup 10 ml 10 min before meals thrice daily for 1 week
I have been suffering from gastrirtis for 1 year whenever i eat my stomach got enlarge and i feel uncomfortable and i donot want to eat and i am also suffering from con stipation.i used to go to toilet 4-5 times a day but still not felling well
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Constipation means you don't pass stoolSo do u suffer from constipationRabekind dsr once daily es for 3 weekBandy plus once daily for 3 daysCobadex forte once daily for 3 weekSyrup Ulgel 10 ml three times a day for 3 weekUprise d 3 60 k once daily for 4 week
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FAQs

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Laxit Plus?

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

Q. What is Laxit Plus?

Laxit Plus is a combination of three laxatives: Sodium picosulfate, liquid paraffin, and milk of magnesia. Together they help relieve constipation by softening the stools and increasing the movement of the intestine. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases the movement of the intestines to push the stools forward. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant laxative which helps the stools to retain water. Milk of magnesia is an osmotic laxative and it works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft.

Q. Can the use of Laxit Plus cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Laxit Plus can cause diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

Q. How long should laxatives be used for?

Ideally, laxatives should only be used occasionally and for short periods of time. Do not get into the habit of taking laxatives every day to keep the bowels regular and to ease your constipation. It may be harmful.

Q. Can any type of laxative be used for Crohn's disease?

No, some laxatives may not be safe to use if you are suffering from Crohn’s disease. Please consult your doctor before taking any laxatives if you have certain conditions like Crohn's disease and Ulcerative disease.

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