Laxitol Syrup

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C
Preservative
Benzoic Acid
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Introduction

Laxitol Syrup is a type of sugar that is used to treat constipation. It works by drawing water into the intestine, which makes the stool softer and easier to pass.

Laxitol Syrup should be taken as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. You may mix it with water or fruit juice if required. 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 is working. Laxitol Syrup takes at least 48 hours to work. Talk to your doctor if you are still constipated after three days.

The most common side effects of Laxitol Syrup are abdominal distension, cramps, and flatulence. These are usually mild and temporary. You can help avoid these by drinking plenty of fluids and taking your medicine between meals. Talk to your doctor straight away if you experience severe stomach pain, severe diarrhea, mood changes, or seizures.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have diabetes or if you are 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). Do not take other laxative medicines while taking this medicine and check with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Laxitol Syrup

Benefits of Laxitol Syrup

In Constipation

Laxitol Syrup is a laxative that treats constipation by drawing water into the bowels thereby making stools softer and easier to pass. This medicine takes a couple of days to work (up to 3 days). Take it as instructed even it appears not to be working. Talk to your doctor if you are still constipated after 3 days. Constipation is a common problem that can cause significant pain and discomfort. This medicine can relieve discomfort and improve your quality of life. To prevent constipation from happening it may help to eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water.

Side effects of Laxitol Syrup

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 Laxitol

  • Cramps
  • Abdominal distension
  • Flatulence

How to use Laxitol 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. Laxitol Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Laxitol Syrup works

Laxitol Syrup works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes 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 Laxitol Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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Information regarding the use of Laxitol Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Laxitol Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Laxitol Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Laxitol Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
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There is limited information available on the use of Laxitol Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Laxitol Syrup?

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

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Quick tips

  • Laxitol Syrup is used for the treatment of constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show effect.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Take it exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • 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
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dimeric Sugar Alcohol
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Osmotic laxatives/Purgative

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Laxitol Syrup 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 Laxitol Syrup.

Q. What is Laxitol Syrup used for?

Laxitol Syrup 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 Laxitol Syrup a laxative?

Yes, Laxitol Syrup 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 Laxitol Syrup?

Laxitol Syrup 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 Laxitol Syrup every day?

You should take Laxitol Syrup 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 Laxitol Syrup?

Laxitol Syrup 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 Laxitol Syrup?

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 Laxitol Syrup. The risk of side effects is more with 2 laxatives.

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

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

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References

  1. Lactitol monohydrate [Core Safety Profile]; 2010. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2020] (online) Available from: External Link

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Country of origin: India

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