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Overview

Introduction

Safolax Suspension is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine absorbs water, hence makes the stool soft and easier to pass. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Safolax Suspension is taken with or without 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 diarrhea, and stomach pain. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. Lifestyle modifications like having a fiber rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Safolax Suspension

Side effects of Safolax Suspension

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Safolax Suspension

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. Safolax Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Safolax Suspension works

Safolax Suspension is a combination of three laxatives: Sodium picosulfate, liquid paraffin and milk of magnesia, which relieves constipation. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases peristalsis (the wave-like movement of the intestines) to push the stools forward. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant laxative which helps retain water and fat in the stools, while milk of magnesia is an osmotic laxative which works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft. Together, they make stools easier to pass.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Safolax Suspension.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Safolax Suspension during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Safolax Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Safolax Suspension alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Safolax Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Safolax Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Safolax Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Safolax Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Safolax Suspension for the treatment of constipation.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent constipation from happening:
    • Eat more fiber in your diet. Recommended daily intake is 20-35g
    • Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day
    • Exercise regularly at least 3 times per week
    • Do not hold in stool as that can worsen bowel issues
  • Do not take the medicine immediately before sleeping.
  • Avoid taking it for longer durations. If symptoms persist, if you need to use it every day, or if you have continuous abdominal pain, you should consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

Patient Concerns

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Acidity , constipation scienc many years
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal, alsarex tablet 2 tablet twice, amlpittmishran suspension 10 ml twice after meal with water
I have hyper acidity and constipation problem. What should I do??
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal, amlpittmishran suspension 10 ml twice after meal with water, aamalki rasayan 1 spoon at night with water
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FAQs

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Safolax?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Safolax?

Safolax is a combination of three laxatives: Sodium picosulfate, liquid paraffin, and milk of magnesia. Together they help relieve constipation by softening the stools and increasing the movement of the intestine. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases the movement of the intestines to push the stools forward. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant laxative which helps the stools to retain water. Milk of magnesia is an osmotic laxative and it works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft.

Q. Can the use of Safolax cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Safolax can cause diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

Q. How long should laxatives be used for?

Ideally, laxatives should only be used occasionally and for short periods of time. Do not get into the habit of taking laxatives every day to keep the bowels regular and to ease your constipation. It may be harmful.

Q. Can any type of laxative be used for Crohn's disease?

No, some laxatives may not be safe to use if you are suffering from Crohn’s disease. Please consult your doctor before taking any laxatives if you have certain conditions like Crohn's disease and Ulcerative disease.

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