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Composition FOR LAXOVEL LC

Lactitol(10gm),Ispaghula(3.25gm)

food interaction for LAXOVEL LC

alcohol interaction for LAXOVEL LC

pregnancy interaction for LAXOVEL LC

lactation interaction for LAXOVEL LC

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LAXOVEL LC

Lactitol(10gm)

Uses

Lactitol is used in constipation

How it works

Lactitol works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, that makes the stools soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects

Dehydration, Drug dependence
Ispaghula(3.25gm)

Uses

Ispaghula is used in the treatment of constipation

How it works

Ispaghula husk absorbs more water and add bulk (fiber) in the intestine and promotes normal bowel movement.

Common side effects

Bloating, Abdominal distension

SUBSTITUTES FOR LAXOVEL LC

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR LAXOVEL LC

  • Avoid taking a Lactitol for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Together with Lactitol, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • A Lactitol should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Lactitol contains sugars.
  • Take Lactitol after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)