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About ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE

ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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.

ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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 ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE as prescribed by your doctor. Try to take the ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE at a fixed time for the best results. Depending on your medical conditions, you are advised to take ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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 ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6-8 glasses) while taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE. Consult your doctor before taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; your doctor will prescribe you ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Inform your doctor if there is no bowel movement or if you find rectal bleeding after taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE. Do not take ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for more than a week as it might cause dependency on ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for a bowel movement.

Uses of ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE

Constipation

Medicinal Benefits

ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE belongs to a group of medicines known as laxatives used to treat constipation. ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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 ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE

  • Bloating
  • Stomach cramp
  • Flatulence (gas)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE if you are allergic to any of its contents. Consult your doctor before taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; your doctor will prescribe you ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Do not take ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE in case of ileostomy or colostomy. Regularly monitor serum electrolytes, blood lactose, and blood glucose levels while taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE. Talk to your doctor if there is no bowel movement or if you find rectal bleeding after taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE. Do not take ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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 ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for more than a week as it may cause dependency on ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for a bowel movement.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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: ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE may interact with intestinal obstruction disorder, ileostomy, colostomy, and galactosemia (galactose indigestion disorder).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • NEOMYCIN
  • TETRACYCLINE
  • DIGITALIS
  • CARBENOXOLONE
  • AMPHOTERICIN B
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      The interaction of alcohol with ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Please consult your doctor before taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE if you are pregnant, and your doctor will prescribe you ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE if the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      It is not known whether the ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE passes into the mother’s milk. Please consult your doctor before taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE if you are breastfeeding; your doctor will prescribe you ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE if the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE has negligible influence on your ability to drive.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      safe if prescribed

      ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE is safe to use if prescribed by the doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      safe if prescribed

      ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE is safe to use if prescribed by the doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE should not be given to children below 12 years of age as the safety and effectiveness were not established.

    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 ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE.

    Patients Concern

    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.

    FAQs

    How does ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE work?

    ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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.

    Does ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE cause diarrhoea?

    Diarrhoea might occur if ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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.

    Is it safe to take ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for longer durations?

    Do not take ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for more than a week as it might lead to dependency on ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for a bowel movement. Taking ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE 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 ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE for a week, consult your doctor.

    Can I give ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE to my child?

    ISPAGHULA HUSK+LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor. The dose and duration depend upon the child’s age and body weight.

    What is constipation?

    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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