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Overview

Uses of Swiftolac Syrup

Swiftolac Syrup is used in liver disease and constipation. It may also be used to treats and prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).

Swiftolac Syrup side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Swiftolac Syrup

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

How Swiftolac Syrup works

Swiftolac Syrup works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Swiftolac Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Swiftolac Syrup 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.
Lactation
Swiftolac Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Swiftolac Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Swiftolac Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Swiftolac Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Swiftolac Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Swiftolac Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Swiftolac Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Swiftolac Syrup, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • 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
  • Swiftolac Syrup is used for the treatment of constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than your doctor tells you to.
  • Take it atleast 2 hours after taking other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Swiftolac

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I am suffering from a pain in stomach last 15 years, few days back I have tested the colonoscopy cect abdomen but nothing is found in the report, doctor told me it is a cvr constipation, in last 2 weeks my stools is not cleaning and last 2 days did not go for poty,I am not hunger as well,abdomen has been increased and dumping and sometimes it is very painful. told me a syrup pagalup and movicol but then also potty is not being.Even whenever I am going for potty some few stools are emerged.Any help is appreciatedStomach is like full of airDo you have any solution about this disease
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FAQs

Q. Is Swiftolac a stool softener, stimulant laxative?

Swiftolac is stool softener, Swiftolac is not a stimulant laxative it is a hyperosmotic laxative

Q. Can I take Swiftolac for constipation?

It can be taken for constipation

Q. Is Swiftolac safe for diabetics?

In diabetic patients Swiftolac may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use

Q. Does Swiftolac increase blood sugar?

In diabetic patients Swiftolac may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use

Q. Does Swiftolac contain sugar?

Swiftolac is a non-digestible sugar

Q. Is Swiftolac over the counter?

Swiftolac is available over the counter

Q. Is Swiftolac fattening (makes you fat), cause wind (gas), cause weight loss and bloating?

Swiftolac does not cause weight gain or weight loss. Swiftolac can cause bloating and wind (gas)

Q. Is Swiftolac gluten free?

Swiftolac is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. How long can I take Swiftolac?

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 Swiftolac contain lactose?

Swiftolac contains lactose, galactose, and small amounts of fructose. Do not take Swiftolac if you have intolerance to these sugars.

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