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Pegura Powder 17gm

Pegura Powder 17gm

Manufacturer/Marketer

Cipla Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Pegura Powder 17gm

Pegura Powder 17gm belongs to the group of medicines called osmotic laxatives used to treat occasional constipation. Constipation refers to infrequent bowel movements in which the stools are often dry, hard and painful to pass. Constipation occurs when the normal muscle contractions in the large intestine slow down, which causes the incomplete elimination of stools from the body.

Pegura Powder 17gm contains ‘Polyethylene glycol’, which causes the water to retain in the stools, thereby stimulating bowel movement. It increases the number of bowel movements, softens the stools and makes it easier to pass. Thereby, Pegura Powder 17gm helps in providing relief from constipation. 

Take Pegura Powder 17gm as advised. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as bloating, gas, nausea, and abdominal pain/cramps. 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.

Consult a doctor before giving Pegura Powder 17gm to children. Do not take Pegura Powder 17gm for more than a week as it might cause dependency on Pegura Powder 17gm for a bowel movement. Talk to your doctor if you notice any sudden changes in bowel habits that persist for over two weeks. Consult your doctor before taking Pegura Powder 17gm if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Uses of Pegura Powder 17gm

Treatment of Constipation

Medicinal Benefits

Pegura Powder 17gm belongs to the group of medicines called osmotic laxatives used to treat occasional constipation. Pegura Powder 17gm causes the water to retain in the stools, thereby stimulates bowel movement. It increases the number of bowel movements, softens the stools and makes it easier to pass. Thereby, Pegura Powder 17gm helps in providing relief from constipation. 

Directions for Use

Liquid/syrup/solution: Check the label for directions. Take the recommended quantity with or without food as directed by the physician.Powder: Take the recommended quantity of the powder, mix it in water and drink.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Pegura Powder 17gm

  • Abdominal pain/cramps
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Nausea

Drug Warnings

Do not take Pegura Powder 17gm if you are allergic to any of its components. Inform your doctor if you have a bowel obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome, anorexia, or kidney disease. Consult a doctor before giving Pegura Powder 17gm to children. Do not take Pegura Powder 17gm for more than a week as it might cause dependency on Pegura Powder 17gm for a bowel movement; talk to your doctor if constipation lasts for more than a week. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stop using Pegura Powder 17gm and consult a doctor if you have severe diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, bloody stools, or if the side effects (nausea, abdominal cramps, bloating) get worse, as those might be an indication of a serious condition. Talk to your doctor if you notice any sudden changes in bowel habits that persist for over two weeks.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Pegura Powder 17gm may interact with diuretics (furosemide) and bronchodilator (albuterol).

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have a bowel obstruction, inflammatory bowel syndrome, intestinal obstruction disorder, GI obstruction/perforation, anorexia, or kidney disease.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • FUROSEMIDE
  • ALBUTEROL

Habit Forming

Yes

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 making time to empty your bowels whenever the body tells you to.

  • Eat food rich in fibre, 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

  • Pegura Powder 17gm might be habit-forming. Therefore, do not take larger doses or for a longer duration than recommended by the doctor.

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 muscle contractions in the large intestine slow down, which causes the incomplete elimination of stools from the body. Constipation could be associated with a sudden change of diet, a diet with less fibre, not drinking enough liquids, lack of exercise, loss of tone of the bowel muscles in older people, or having to stay in bed for a longer duration. 

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Alcohol

Caution

It is not known if alcohol interacts with Pegura Powder 17gm. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Pegura Powder 17gm belongs to pregnancy category C. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant; your doctor will recommend Pegura Powder 17gm if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor will decide if Pegura Powder 17gm can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

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Driving

Caution

Pegura Powder 17gm is unlikely to affect your ability to drive. However, drive only if you are alert.

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Liver

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you have liver impairment/liver disease.

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Kidney

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease.

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Children

Caution

Pegura Powder 17gm should be given to children only if advised by the doctor.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
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FAQs

Pegura Powder 17gm is used to treat constipation.
Pegura Powder 17gm causes the water to retain in the stools, thereby stimulates bowel movement. It increases the number of bowel movements, softens the stools and makes it easier to pass. Thereby, Pegura Powder 17gm helps in providing relief from constipation.
Pegura Powder 17gm usually produces a bowel movement in 1-3days. Pegura Powder 17gm might cause loose, watery and more frequent stools.
Diarrhoea might occur if Pegura Powder 17gm is taken in larger doses. Drink lots of fluids and eat food rich in fibre if you experience diarrhoea. Stop using Pegura Powder 17gm and consult your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea or if you find blood in stools.
Do not take Pegura Powder 17gm for more than a week as it might lead to dependency on Pegura Powder 17gm for a bowel movement. Consult your doctor if your bowel movement is irregular even after taking Pegura Powder 17gm for a week or if you notice a change in bowel habits that last for more than 2 weeks.
Drink plenty of fluids and consume fibre-rich food, whole-grain bread, unprocessed bran, fruits and vegetables. Try to exercise regularly.

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