This medication is a chloride channel activator, prescribed for chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. It increases the amount of fluid that flows into the bowel and allowing the stool to pass more easily.
Contraindicated in patients with gastrointestinal obstruction, and hypersensitivity.
The recommended dose is 24 mcg twice daily orally with food and water.
It comes as a capsule, to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, stomach or bowel blockage, who are taking other medications, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Gastrointestinal :
Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, abdominal distension, flatulence, vomiting, loose stools, abdominal discomfort, indigestion, dry mouth and stomach discomfort.
• Central Nervous system : Headache, and dizziness.
• General : Swelling in the extremities, fatigue and chest discomfort/pain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C).
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