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Lactifiber Granules 180 gm

Lactifiber Granules 180 gm

Manufacturer/Marketer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

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 increases 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 breaks down into low-molecular-weight organic acids in the colon, increasing the osmotic pressure. This causes an increase in water content in stools, and stool volume, thereby making the stool softer and easier to pass and relieving 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. Depending on your medical conditions, you are advised to take Lactifiber Granules 180 gm for as long as your doctor prescribes it. 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

Treatment of 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 increases 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 breaks down into low-molecular-weight organic acids in the colon, increasing the osmotic pressure. This causes an increase in water content in stools and stool volume, making the stool softer and easier to pass and relieving constipation.

Directions for Use

Powder/granules: Check the label for directions before use. Mix the powder/granules in water, mix well and drink immediately.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lactifiber Granules 180 gm

  • Bloating
  • Stomach cramp
  • Flatulence (gas)

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 Interactions: 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 Interactions: No interactions found/established.

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

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • NEOMYCIN
  • TETRACYCLINE
  • DIGITALIS
  • CARBENOXOLONE
  • AMPHOTERICIN B

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Try maintaining a balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Stay hydrated, and drink enough water and fluids.
  • Exercise regularly, and stay fit.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Try to empty your bowels whenever the body tells you to.
  • Eat fibre-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.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Constipation: It refers to infrequent bowel movements. The stools are often dry, painful, and hard to pass. Constipation is when the person has fewer than three bowel movements weekly. 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 muscle contractions in the large intestine slow down, which causes incomplete bowel elimination from the body. Constipation could be associated with a sudden change of diet, a diet with less fibre, not drinking enough liquids, and a lack of exercise.

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Alcohol

Caution

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

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Pregnancy

Caution

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

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It is not known whether the 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.

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Driving

Safe if prescribed

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

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Liver

Safe if prescribed

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.

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Kidney

Safe if prescribed

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.

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Children

Caution

Lactifiber Granules 180 gm should not be given to children below 12 years of age as the safety and effectiveness were not established.

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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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 fibre-rich food if you experience diarrhoea. If you find blood in your 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) is not easily eliminated from the body.

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