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Lactifiber Granules 180 gm

Manufacturer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Selected Pack Size: 180

  • 180 gm
  • 90 gm

Pack Of

1 GRANULES

Consume Type

ORAL

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Product Details

About Lactifiber Granules 180 gm

Lactifiber Granules 180 gm belongs to the group of medicines called laxatives used to treat constipation. Constipation refers to infrequent bowel movements in which the stools are often dry, painful, and hard to pass.

Lactifiber Granules 180 gm is a combination of two drugs; Ispaghula husk and Lactitol. Ispaghula husk is a bulk-forming laxative that works by increasing the amount of water in the stool, making the stool softer and easier to pass. It can absorb 14 times more water than its weight. Therefore, drink plenty of water while taking Ispaghula. On the other hand, Lactitol is a disaccharide sugar. It works by breaking down into low-molecular-weight organic acids in the colon, which increases the osmotic pressure. This causes an increase in water content in stools, and stool volume, thereby makes the stool softer and easier to pass and provides relief from constipation.  

Take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm as prescribed by your doctor. Try to take the Lactifiber Granules 180 gm at a fixed time for the best results. You are advised to take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical conditions. You may experience certain common side effects in some cases, such as abdominal distension, cramps, and flatulence (gas). Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6-8 glasses) while taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm. Consult your doctor before taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; your doctor will prescribe you Lactifiber Granules 180 gm only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Inform your doctor if there is no bowel movement or if you find rectal bleeding after taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm. Do not take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for more than a week as it might cause dependency on Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for a bowel movement. 

Uses of Lactifiber Granules 180 gm

Constipation

Medicinal Benefits

Lactifiber Granules 180 gm belongs to a group of medicines known as laxatives used to treat constipation. Lactifiber Granules 180 gm is a combination of two drugs; Ispaghula and Lactitol. Ispaghula is a bulk-forming laxative that works by increasing the amount of water in the stool and stool volume making the stool softer and easier to pass. It can absorb 14 times more water than its weight. Therefore, drink plenty of water while taking Ispaghula husk. On the other hand, Lactitol is a disaccharide sugar. It works by breaking down into low-molecular-weight organic acids in the colon, which increases the osmotic pressure. This causes an increase in water content in stools, and stool volume, thereby makes the stool softer and easier to pass and provides relief from constipation.  

Directions for Use

Before taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm check the label for directions. Take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm with or without food as prescribed by a doctor. Empty the granules in a glass of water/milk, stir it and consume immediately. Drink plenty of liquids throughout the day. Depending on your medical condition, your doctor will decide how long you need to take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lactifiber Granules 180 gm

  • Bloating
  • Stomach cramp
  • Flatulence (gas)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if you are allergic to any of its contents. Consult your doctor before taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; your doctor will prescribe you Lactifiber Granules 180 gm only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Do not take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm in case of ileostomy or colostomy. Regularly monitor serum electrolytes, blood lactose, and blood glucose levels while taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm. Talk to your doctor if there is no bowel movement or if you find rectal bleeding after taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm. Do not take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if you have galactosemia (galactose indigestion disorder), intestinal obstruction, unexplained abdominal pain, or bleeding. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes or if you have to undergo a colonoscopy. Do not take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for more than a week as it may cause dependency on Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for a bowel movement.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Lactifiber Granules 180 gm may have interaction with an antibiotic (neomycin, tetracycline), cardiac glycoside (digitalis), a drug used to treat ulcers (carbenoxolone), anti-fungal (amphotericin B), corticosteroids, and thiazide diuretics.

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Lactifiber Granules 180 gm may have interactions with intestinal obstruction disorder, ileostomy, colostomy, and galactosemia (galactose indigestion disorder).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    The interaction of alcohol with Lactifiber Granules 180 gm is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Lactifiber Granules 180 gm.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Please consult your doctor before taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if you are pregnant, your doctor will prescribe you Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is not known whether Lactifiber Granules 180 gm passes into the mother’s milk. Please consult your doctor before taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if you are breastfeeding; your doctor will prescribe you Lactifiber Granules 180 gm if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Lactifiber Granules 180 gm has negligible influence on your ability to drive.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Lactifiber Granules 180 gm is safe to use if prescribed by the doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Lactifiber Granules 180 gm is safe to use if prescribed by the doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Try maintaining a balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Stay hydrated, drink enough water and fluids.
  • Exercise regularly, and stay fit.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Trying to make time to empty your bowels whenever the body tells you to.
  • Eat fiber-rich foods such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, flaxseed, nuts, beans, lentils, fruits (berries, apples, oranges, bananas, pears, figs), and vegetables (broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, avocados).

Special Advise

Maintain adequate fluid intake while taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm.

Other Information (LAC0186)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Constipation: It refers to infrequent bowel movements. The stools are often dry, painful, and hard to pass. Constipation is a condition in which the person has fewer than three bowel movements in a week. However, bowel patterns may vary from person to person. Symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and feeling as if the bowel movement is incomplete. Constipation occurs when the normal muscle contractions in the large intestine slow down, which causes the incomplete elimination of the bowel from the body. Constipation could be associated with a sudden change of diet, a diet with less fiber, not drinking enough liquids, and lack of exercise.

FAQs

Lactifiber Granules 180 gm contains Ispaghula and Lactitol. Ispaghula works by absorbing water and makes the stool soft and bulky and easier to pass. Lactitol works by breaking down into low-molecular-weight organic acids in the colon, which increases the osmotic pressure. This causes an increase in water content in stools, and stool volume, thereby makes the stool softer and easier to pass and provides relief from constipation.

Diarrhoea might occur if Lactifiber Granules 180 gm is taken in larger doses. Drink lots of fluids and eat food rich in fibre if you experience diarrhoea. If you find blood in stools (tarry stools) or if you experience excess diarrhoea consult your doctor. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.

Do not take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for more than a week as it might lead to dependency on Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for a bowel movement. Taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for longer durations might also cause dehydration, imbalance of fluids and salts in the body which can affect the tightness of muscles in the intestine. If your bowel movement is irregular even after taking Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for a week, consult your doctor.

Lactifiber Granules 180 gm can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor. The dose and duration depend upon the child’s age and body weight.

Constipation happens when the normal actions of muscle in the large intestine get slowed down, which means the waste part (stools) did not get easily eliminated from the body.

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063

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