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Medicine Overview of SAFELAX POWDER

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Uses of Dimethicone

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

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Coating on tongue.

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How to use Dimethicone

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

How SAFELAX POWDER works

Dimethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.
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Uses of Polyethylene Glycol

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

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Dehydration, Urticaria, Abdominal cramp, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal bloating.

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How to use Polyethylene Glycol

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

How SAFELAX POWDER 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.
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Uses of Potassium Chloride

Potassium Chloride is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.
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Side effects of Potassium Chloride

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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.

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How to use Potassium Chloride

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

How SAFELAX POWDER works

Potassium chloride provides essential nutrients.
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Uses of Sodium Bicarbonate

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

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Constipation.

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How to use Sodium Bicarbonate

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

How SAFELAX POWDER works

Sodium bicarbonate is an inorganic salt that neutralizes the excess acid in the stomach.
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Uses of Sodium Chloride

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

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Volume overload.

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How to use Sodium Chloride

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

How SAFELAX POWDER works

Sodium chloride works by replacing fluid loss.

In Depth Information on SAFELAX POWDER

Expert advice for Dimethicone

  • 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.
  • It is better to take Dimethicone with food or at bedtime. 

Expert advice for Polyethylene Glycol

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

Expert advice for Potassium Chloride

  • The concentration of intravenous infusion solution should not exceed 3.2 g (43 mmol)/l.
  • Do not take potassium chloride if you have kidney, heart problems, high blood pressure or high blood potassium level.
  • Avoid using potassium chloride, if you have Addison disease (adrenal gland disorder); severe tissue injury such as burn; severe dehydration, blockage of stomach or intestine or diarrhea from long time.

Expert advice for Sodium Bicarbonate

  • The Sodium Bicarbonate should be used only for occasional relief from increased stomach acid. Do not take it for more than 2 weeks, unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid Sodium Bicarbonate, if  you show signs of appendicitis or inflammed bowel (such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting). Please consult your doctor.
  • Do not take the Sodium Bicarbonate at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with other medicines.
  • Do not take calcium or sodium bicarbonate containing antacid with milk or milk products.

Expert advice for Sodium Chloride

  • Your electrolyte levels in blood and other parameters (such as blood pressure etc.) will be monitored regularly as you receive intravenous sodium chloride.
  • Tell your doctor if you have disorders of the kidneys, lungs, problems of the heart related to impaired pumping of blood (congestive cardiac disorders), high blood pressure or pregnancy-related blood pressure problems (pre-eclampsia), fluid retention problems  or swelling in hands, ankles or feet.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any unwanted swelling, trouble in breathing, muscle cramps, and/or weakness, fits, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if you are allergic to sodium chloride or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to patients with excess fluid or sodium in the space outside body cells (extracellular hyper hydration or hypervolemia).
  • Do not give to patients with abnormally low levels of sodium or chloride in blood (hyponatremia, hypochloremia), fluid and sodium retention problems or edema (swelling).
  • Do not give to patients with congestive heart failure (heart failure resulting in fluid build-up in lungs and other body tissues), severe liver and kidney functioning problems.
Warnings
Special precautions for SAFELAX POWDER
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Safelax powder 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.

Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
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There is no interaction between liver impairment and consumi
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for SAFELAX POWDER

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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Frequently asked questions for 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.

Frequently asked questions for 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.

Frequently asked questions for 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).
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Frequently asked questions for 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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