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About LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE

LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE belongs to the group of medicines called laxatives used to treat constipation associated with piles, anal fissure, hernia, cardiovascular disorder, endoscopy, bowel clearance before radioscopy, pre/post-operative conditions, elderly and bed-ridden patients. Constipation refers to infrequent bowel movements in which the stools are often dry, painful and hard to pass. 

LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE is a combination of three drugs, namely: Sodium picosulphate (stimulant laxative), magnesium hydroxide (osmotic laxative) and liquid paraffin (lubricant). Sodium picosulphate works by preventing the absorption of water in the colonic lumen and stimulates the propulsive activity of the colon, thereby promotes accumulation of water. Magnesium hydroxide works by increasing the osmotic gradient in the gut by drawing the water into the intestine, thereby helps in bowel evacuation. Liquid paraffin works by lubricating the bowels and softens the stools. Together, LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE helps in providing relief from constipation. 

You can take LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE with or without food. Take the prescribed dose/quantity by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack, shake the bottle well before each use. You are advised to take LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. You may experience certain common side-effects such as diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, pain or cramps in some cases. 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 LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6-8 glasses) while taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE to prevent dehydration. Do not take LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for more than a week as it might cause dependency on LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for a bowel movement. Talk to your doctor if you notice any sudden changes in bowel habits that persist for over 2 weeks. Consult your doctor before taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE should not be given to children as the safety and effectiveness have not been established.

Uses of LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE

Constipation

Medicinal Benefits

LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE belongs to the group of medicines called laxatives used to treat constipation associated with piles, anal fissure, hernia, cardiovascular disorder, endoscopy, bowel clearance before radioscopy, pre/post-operative conditions, elderly and bed-ridden patients. LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE is a combination of three drugs: Sodium picosulphate, magnesium hydroxide, and liquid paraffin. Sodium picosulphate is a stimulant laxative that prevents the absorption of water in the colonic lumen and stimulates the colon's propulsive activity, thereby promoting water accumulation. Magnesium hydroxide is an osmotic laxative that increases the osmotic gradient in the gut by drawing the water into the intestine, thereby helping in bowel evacuation. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant which works by lubricating the bowels and softens the stools. Together, LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE helps in providing relief from constipation. 

Directions for Use

You can take LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE with or without food. Take the prescribed dose/quantity of LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE by mouth using the pack's measuring cup, shake the bottle well before each use. Based on your condition, your doctor will decide the dose and duration of LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE

Like all medicines, LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, pain or cramps are the common side-effects of LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE. Most of these side effects of LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if you are allergic to any of its contents; if you have/had acute abdominal surgery, intestinal obstruction, or undiagnosed abdominal pain. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6-8 glasses) while taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE. Do not take LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for more than a week as it might cause dependency on LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for a bowel movement. Talk to your doctor if you notice any sudden changes in bowel habits that persist for over 2 weeks. Consult your doctor before taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE should not be given to children as the safety and effectiveness have not been established.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE may have interaction with various medications, including, an antibiotic (tetracycline), diuretics (furosemide), and steroids (prednisolone).

Food-Drug Interactions: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interaction: LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE may interact with intestinal obstruction disorder, appendicitis, intestinal blockage, and bowel inflammation.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    It is not known if alcohol interacts with LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Please consult your doctor before taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if you are pregnant; your doctor will prescribe you LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult your doctor before taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor will decide if LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE has negligible influence in your ability to drive.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Please consult your doctor before taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if you have liver impairment/liver disease.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Please consult your doctor before taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Try maintaining a balanced diet which includes fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Stay hydrated, 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

Do not use LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for mare than 7 days without doctors advice.

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 bowel 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 staying in bed for a longer duration. 

FAQs

LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE is a combination of three drugs: Sodium picosulphate (stimulant laxative), magnesium hydroxide (osmotic laxative) and liquid paraffin (lubricant). Sodium picosulphate works by preventing the absorption of water in the colonic lumen and stimulating the colon's propulsive activity, thereby promoting water accumulation. Magnesium hydroxide works by increasing the osmotic gradient in the gut by drawing the water into the intestine, thereby helps in bowel evacuation. Liquid paraffin works by lubricating the bowels and softens the stools. Together, LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE helps in providing relief from constipation.

Do not take LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for more than a week as it might lead to dependency on LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for a bowel movement. Taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for longer durations might also cause dehydration, imbalance of fluids and salts in the body, affecting the tightness of muscles in the intestine. If your bowel movement is irregular even after taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE for a week, consult your doctor.

LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE does not help with weight loss. It does not reduce the absorption of calories or nutrients. LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE may cause dehydration which feels like weight loss. Drink enough liquids to prevent dehydration.

Consult your doctor before taking LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE with other medicines as LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE may increase the rate of gastrointestinal transit, and this may affect the absorption of other orally administered medicines given simultaneously.

Overuse or prolonged use of LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE may cause dehydration. Severe dehydration may cause weakness, tremors, fainting, and blurry vision. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms. Drink enough fluids to avoid dehydration.

Diarrhoea might occur if LIQUID PARAFFIN+MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE+SODIUM PICOSULFATE 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 experience excess diarrhoea consult your doctor. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.

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