Q. How long does it take for Con Stop Syrup to work?
It takes about 2-3 days to see the benefits of the treatment. Talk to your doctor if you feel constipated even after 3 days of taking Con Stop Syrup.
Q. What is Con Stop Syrup used for?
Con Stop Syrup is used to treat constipation which is presented as infrequent bowel movements, hard and dry stools. It is also used in patients with hepatic encephalopathy which is a serious liver problem causing confusion, tremors and decreased level of consciousness.
Q. Is Con Stop Syrup a laxative?
Yes, Con Stop Syrup is a laxative which softens the stools by pulling in water from the body to the large intestine. It is also used to reduce the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease.
Q. What are the side effects of taking Con Stop Syrup?
Con Stop Syrup very commonly causes diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Diarrhea and abdominal pain occur due to a high dose. In such cases, the dose should be reduced. Flatulence may occur during the first few days of treatment and may disappear after sometime. This medicine may also cause electrolyte imbalance. However, this is an uncommon side effect.
Q. Is it okay to take Con Stop Syrup every day?
You should take Con Stop Syrup for as long as advised by your doctor. You may also take it for as long as constipation lasts, which may be up to a week. For hepatic encephalopathy, the treatment may be longer, even several months.
Q. Who should not be given Con Stop Syrup?
Con Stop Syrup should not be given to patients who are allergic to it or are intolerant to lactose (cannot process lactose). It should also be avoided in patients having galactosemia, a rare health problem where the body cannot process galactose.
Q. Can I take other laxatives along with Con Stop Syrup?
Usually, one laxative is sufficient to relieve constipation. In case you need more, your doctor may advise you to take one more laxative along with Con Stop Syrup. The risk of side effects is more with two laxatives.
Q. What if I take more than the recommended dose of Con Stop Syrup?
Taking more than the recommended dose of Con Stop Syrup may cause abdominal pain, electrolyte imbalance and diarrhea, which may last for a couple of days.
Q. How should Con Stop Syrup be taken?
You should take the prescribed amount in the measuring cup or spoon that is provided with the medicine. You can take it with water or fruit juice if you find it very sweet. Drink plenty of water for better results. Swallow it as soon as you keep it in mouth to prevent tooth decay which can occur if you take it for a longer time.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.