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Looz Sprinkles Powder


Overview

Introduction of Looz Powder

Looz Sprinkles Powder is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of constipation and liver disease. It can also be used to treat and prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).

Looz Sprinkles Powder works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and it is taken by mouth with food preferably at night. Moreover, it is better to take it at a fixed time and you should not stop taking this medication suddenly without talking to your doctor. In case you have missed a dose than it is better to take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Remember to inform the doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

This medicine has side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and flatulence. In diabetic patients this medicine may increase the blood sugar levels and can make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty thus always consult your doctor before using it. Remember following lifestyle modifications like having fiber rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.

Uses of Looz Powder

Looz Powder side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence

How to use Looz Powder

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Looz Sprinkles Powder may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Looz Powder works

Looz Sprinkles Powder works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Looz Powder related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Looz Sprinkles Powder. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Looz Sprinkles Powder is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Looz Sprinkles Powder is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Looz Sprinkles Powder does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Looz Sprinkles Powder is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Looz Sprinkles Powder may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Looz Sprinkles Powder is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Looz Sprinkles Powder may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Looz Powder?

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

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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
  • Looz Sprinkles Powder 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 Looz

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I m suffering from chronic constipation and difficulty in passing stool in the morning a got thyroid test nd it is normal so can I take liver tonic for this without any diagnosis will it work in my condition??? Pls ans me
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Syp Looz 15 ml once daily
Please suggest me effective medicine for constipation
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Syp looz 15 ml
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Looz 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 Looz.

Q. What is Looz used for?

Looz 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 which is a serious liver problem causing confusion, tremors and decreased level of consciousness.

Q. Is Looz a laxative?

Yes, Looz 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 Looz?

Looz 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 Looz every day?

You should take Looz 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 Looz?

Looz 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 Looz?

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

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

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

Q. How should Looz be taken?

You should take the prescribed amount in the measuring cup or spoon that is provided with the medicine. You can take it water or fruit juice if you find it very sweet. Drink plenty of water for better results. Swallow it as soon as you keep it in mouth to prevent tooth decay which can occur if you take it for a longer time.

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