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Overview

Introduction

Osilax Powder is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. It works by softening the stools, thus helps in the easy passage of stools.

Osilax Powder is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are flatulence and stomach pain. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.

Uses of Osilax Powder

Side effects of Osilax Powder

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 Osilax

  • Flatulence
  • Stomach pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Flatulence
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.

How to use Osilax Powder

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Osilax Powder is to be taken with food.

How Osilax Powder works

Osilax Powder is a combination of two medicines: Lactulose and ispaghula which relieve constipation. They work by different mechanisms to absorb water into the intestine and make the stool soft and easier to pass.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Osilax Powder does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Osilax 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Osilax 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
Osilax Powder does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Osilax Powder is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Osilax Powder may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Osilax Powder is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Osilax Powder may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

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References

  1. Lactulose. Maidenhead, Berkshire: Intrapharm Laboratories Limited; 2015 [revised 12 Jan. 2017]. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. European Medicine Agency. Ispaghula; 2013. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Lactulose. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Isaghula husk. Redhill, Surrey: Forum Health Products Limited; 1995 [revised 17 Jul. 2017]. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Ozone House, Block A-3, 1 LSC, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 110058
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