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Composition FOR LUBOWEL 8mg capsule

Lubiprostone(8mg)

food interaction for LUBOWEL capsule

alcohol interaction for LUBOWEL capsule

pregnancy interaction for LUBOWEL capsule

lactation interaction for LUBOWEL capsule

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Lubowel 8mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lubowel 8mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LUBOWEL 8mg capsule

Lubiprostone(8mg)

Lubowel capsule uses

Lubowel 8mg capsule is used in the treatment of constipation

How lubowel capsule works

Lubowel 8mg capsule increases the secretion of fluids in the intestine, which in turn increases the motility of the intestine, thereby making the stool soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects of lubowel capsule

Nausea, Headache, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Abdominal distension, Increased sweating, Hot flushes, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Breathlessness

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LUBOWEL 8MG CAPSULE

Patients taking LUBOWEL 8MG CAPSULE

  • 58%
    Twice A Day
  • 33%
    Once A Day
  • 8%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR LUBOWEL capsule

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR LUBOWEL capsule

  • Lubiprostone should preferably be taken with meals to reduce symptoms of nausea.
  • Seek medical attention if you experience severe diarrhea, breathlessness (dyspnea) or difficulty in breathing, chest pain, tightness in chest during treatment.
  • You should be thoroughly examined to confirm the absence of obstruction (e.g. gall stones, hernia, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, polyps, impacted bowel movement etc.) before starting lubiprostone treatment.
  • Lubiprostone is not recommended in children under 18 years of age.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR LUBOWEL 8mg capsule

Lubiprostone

Q. Is lubiprostone a steroid?
No. Lubiprostone does not have a chemical structure or mechanism of action similar to steroids.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)