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SAFELAX POWDER

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SALT INFORMATION for SAFELAX

Dimethicone(0.01gm)

Uses

Dimethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

Dimethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Flakes on scalp, Irritation around eyes, Itchy scalp, Rash, Headache, Skin irritation, Shortness of breath, Skin redness, Stomach upset, Hair loss, Diarrhoea
Polyethylene Glycol(14.6gm)

Uses

Polyethylene Glycol is used in the treatment of constipation and intestine preparation before any surgery.

How it works

Polyethylene Glycol belongs to a class of drugs called osmotic laxative. It acts by softening the stool and increasing the frequency of bowel movements by retaining water in the stool.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal cramp, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Urticaria
Potassium Chloride(0.18gm)

Uses

Potassium Chloride is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Potassium chloride is a mineral (electrolyte) and provides potassium for body. It is important for the nerve conduction, muscle contraction, kidney function, beating of heart and many other normal body functions.

Common side effects

Nausea, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Allergic reaction, Cardiac toxicity, Chest pain, Anxiety, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Altered heart rate, Black and bloody stools, Muscle weakness, Muscle paralysiss, Stomach pain, Stomach swelling, Vomiting, Weakness
Sodium Bicarbonate(0.42gm)

Uses

Sodium Bicarbonate is used in the treatment of acidity, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Sodium Bicarbonate neutralizes excess acid in the stomach.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Restlessness, Nervousness, Rapid breathing, Altered taste, Muscle pain, Muscle twitch, Fatigue, Weakness, Frequent urge to urinate, Headache, Limb swelling, Loss of appetite, Mood changes
Sodium Chloride(0.36gm)

Uses

Sodium Chloride is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma, dehydration and irrigation solution for eye/nose.

How it works

Sodium chloride belongs to the class of medications called electrolytes or osmotic agents. It works by controlling fluid and electrolyte balance and increases water retention (by regulating osmotic pressure), thereby increasing water content in the body. It also plays an important role in maintenance of acid-base balance of body fluids.

Common side effects

Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation, Increased sodium level in blood, Decreased sodium level in blood, Injection-site reactions, Injection site swelling, Chills, Fever

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Expert advice for SAFELAX

  • It is better to take Dimethicone with food or at bedtime. 
  • Avoid drinking soft drinks or eating food that increases gas formation. Food that creates gas in one person may not create gas in another. 
  • Do not chew the capsules or soft gels. Swallow them whole.

Frequently asked questions for SAFELAX

Dimethicone

Q.Does dimethicone kill lice, pubic lice, nits and scabies?
Dimethicone may kills lice, pubic lice and scabies. Dimethicone does not kill nits

Q.Is dimethicone safe?
Dimethicone is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is dimethicone safe for natural hair or does it dry out hair?
Dimethicone is safe and does not dry out natural hair, if used as recommended. However, it may occasionally cause hair loss. In case of any side effects, consult your docto

Q.Is dimethicone good for skin?
Dimethicone is not toxic for skin

Q.Is dimethicone toxic?
Dimethicone is not toxic

Q.Does dimethicone cause acne, cancer?
and does not cause cancer. It may cause acne after very long term use

Q.Is dimethicone the same as silicone?
Dimethicone belongs to group of compound known as silicone

Q.Does dimethicone cause milia?
Dimethicone may cause milia.

Polyethylene Glycol

Q.Is polyethylene glycol safe?
Polyethylene glycol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is polyethylene glycol the same as Miralax?
Yes. Miralax is the brand name of polyethylene glycol.

Potassium Chloride

Q.Is potassium chloride a strong electrolyte?
Potassium chloride is a strong electrolyte

Q.Is potassium chloride safe?
Potassium chloride is safe if used as recommended

Q.Is potassium chloride a base?
Potassium chloride is not a base or acid, it is neutral with a PH value of 7.

Sodium Bicarbonate

Q.Is sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) basic?
Sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, is basic (alkaline) in nature

Q.Does it dissolve in water?
It dissolves in water and neutralizes stomach acid to relieve heartburn and indigestion associated with hyperacidity

Q.Does sodium bicarbonate whiten teeth or kill bacteria?
Sodium bicarbonate can remove surface stains on teeth. Its antibacterial action, however, is not clearly understood yet

Q.Is sodium bicarbonate gluten free?
Yes, sodium bicarbonate is gluten free. Refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand to get the more information about components of the formulation

Q.Does sodium bicarbonate raise blood pressure?
Yes. If given in excess amount, it may raise blood pressure

Q.Does sodium bicarbonate cause kidney stones?
Sodium bicarbonate does not cause kidney stones and it is used in the treatment of special type of kidney stones (uric acid stones).

Sodium Chloride

Q.Is sodium chloride soluble in water?
Sodium chloride is soluble in water

Q.Is sodium chloride acidic or basic?
Sodium chloride is a neutral salt (neither acidic nor basic)

Q.Is sodium chloride ionic or covalent?
Sodium chloride is an example of ionic bonding, where the molecule is formed by ionization of participating atoms and attraction between them

Q.Does sodium chloride expire?
Normally, sodium chloride does not have an expiry date if stored under appropriate conditions

Q.Is sodium chloride polar?
Sodium chloride is ionic, which is considered highly polar

Q.Is sodium chloride an antioxidant?
Sodium chloride does not possess antioxidant property.

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Content on this page was last updated on 22 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)