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Drug information on Hepp Forte (Sorbitol) from Lupin Laboratories Ltd.

Hepp Forte

Lupin Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Sorbitol
2.1g / 7.1mg / 200mg / 7.5mcg / 1.5mg / 0.5mg / 0.75g / 15mL
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Side effects of Hepp Forte

Nausea, gas, diarrhea, stomach cramps or anal irritation, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, rectal bleeding, weakness, dizziness, persistent urge to empty the bowel, injury or disorder in digestive tract.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult Dose for Constipation: Oral: 30 to 150 mL (70% solution) once. Rectal: 120 mL (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once.
Pediatric Dose for Constipation (2 to 11 years): Oral: 2 mL/kg (70% solution) once. Rectal: 30 to 60 mL (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once. Greater than or equal to 12 years: Oral: 30 to 150 mL (70% solution) once. Rectal: 120 mL (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once.

How to use Hepp Forte?

It comes as a solution to take by mouth with or without food.

When is Hepp Forte not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, renal failure, hepatic failure, inborn errors of metabolism.

Warnings and Precautions for Hepp Forte

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hypersensitivity, diabetes, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, rectal bleeding, a sudden change in bowel habits lasting over 2 weeks, elderly, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

• Do not take additional laxatives or stool softeners while taking this medication unless directed by your doctor.

• Do not use this medication beyond the recommended dose.

• This medication should be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with others.

• Do not use this medication for longer than 1 week without consulting with your health care provider.

Other Precautions for Hepp Forte

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Hepp Forte

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.

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