Medilax Syrup

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Medichem Pharmceuticals Ltd

Composition for Medilax 10gm Syrup

Primarily used for

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100 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Medilax Syrup

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Uses of Medilax Syrup

Medilax Syrup is used in constipation
It may also be used to treats and prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).
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Side effects of Medilax Syrup

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Dehydration.

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

How Medilax Syrup works

Medilax syrup works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

In Depth Information on Medilax Syrup

Expert advice for Medilax Syrup

  • Avoid taking a Medilax 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 Medilax, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • A Medilax 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 Medilax contains sugars.
  • Take Medilax after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Medilax Syrup
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Medilax Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Medilax Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Lim
ited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Medilax Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Medilax Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidne
y disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Medilax Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Medilax Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver
disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Medilax Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

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

Frequently asked questions for Medilax 10gm Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Lactulose

Medilax is stool softener, Medilax is not a stimulant laxative it is a hyperosmotic laxative
It can be taken for constipation
In diabetic patients Medilax may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use
In diabetic patients Medilax may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use
Medilax is a non-digestible sugar
Medilax is available over the counter
Medilax does not cause weight gain or weight loss. Medilax can cause bloating and wind (gas)
Medilax is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Please consult your doctor for dose and duration required
Q. Can I take lactulose with antibiotics, omeprazole, Senokot, Fybogel, warfarin, iron tablets, senna, paracetamol, Gaviscon?
Lactulose may interact with antibiotics, omeprazole, and Gaviscon/calcium carbonate. Senokot/senna, Fybogel/ispaghula when taken with lactulose may result in diarrhea. No interactions have been observed when lactulose is taken with warfarin, iron tablets, and paracetamol
Medilax contains lactose, galactose, and small amounts of fructose. Do not take Medilax if you have intolerance to these sugars.
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