This medication is a stool softener, prescribed for constipation. It works by increasing the amount of water into the bowel, which softens the stools.
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, intestinal obstruction, undiagnosed abdominal pain and prolonged use.
Adult: PO- As Ca: 240 mg/day. As Na: 50-300 mg/day in divided doses, up to 500 mg/day. Rectal: 120-200 mg as an enema.
It comes as a capsule, syrup, and enema to take by mouth with or without food and through rectal.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bowel obstruction, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, rectal bleeding, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
If you experience absence of bowel movement or rectal bleeding after taking this medication, consult with your doctor.
Oral : Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps and skin rash.
Rectal : Anorectal pain or bleeding.
Avoid long-term use.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.
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