OSILAX POWDER

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Substitutes for OSILAX

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Medicine Overview of OSILAX POWDER

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Uses of Lactulose

Lactulose is used in constipation.
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Side effects of Lactulose

Common

Dehydration.

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How to use Lactulose

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How OSILAX POWDER works

Lactulose works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.
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Uses of Ispaghula

Ispaghula is used in the treatment of constipation.
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Side effects of Ispaghula

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Bloating, Abdominal distension.

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How to use Ispaghula

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How OSILAX POWDER works

Ispaghula absorbs water and makes the stool soft and bulky, easier to pass.

In Depth Information on OSILAX POWDER

Expert advice for Lactulose

  • Avoid taking a Lactulose 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 Lactulose, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • A Lactulose 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 Lactulose contains sugars.
  • Take Lactulose after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.

Expert advice for Ispaghula

  • Together with Ispaghula, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • Avoid taking a Ispaghula for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Take Ispaghula after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • A Ispaghula should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • Do not try to swallow Ispaghula in the dry form. It should be taken with full glass  of water or fruit juice.
Warnings
Special precautions for OSILAX POWDER
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Osilax powder 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for OSILAX POWDER

Frequently asked questions for Lactulose

Q. Is lactulose a stool softener, stimulant laxative?
Lactulose is stool softener, Lactulose is not a stimulant laxative it is a hyperosmotic laxative
Q. Can I take lactulose for constipation?
It can be taken for constipation
Q. Is lactulose safe for diabetics?
In diabetic patients lactulose may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use
Q. Does lactulose increase blood sugar?
In diabetic patients lactulose may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use
Q. Does lactulose contain sugar?
Lactulose is a non-digestible sugar
Q. Is lactulose over the counter?
Lactulose is available over the counter
Q. Is lactulose fattening (makes you fat), cause wind (gas), cause weight loss and bloating?
Lactulose does not cause weight gain or weight loss. Lactulose can cause bloating and wind (gas)
Q. Is lactulose gluten free?
Lactulose is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. How long can I take lactulose?
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
Q. Does lactulose contain lactose?
Lactulose contains lactose, galactose, and small amounts of fructose. Do not take lactulose if you have intolerance to these sugars.
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