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Lactihep Syrup 450ml
Lactihep Syrup 450ml

Lactihep Syrup 450ml

By SUN PHARMA
450ml Syrup in Bottle
MRP 570.00
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Lactihep 10 GM/15ML Description

Lactihep syrup is primarily used to treat constipation. Its active ingredient is lactulose. Lactulose is a synthetic sugar that is not absorbed in the small intestine but is fermented by bacteria in the colon. This fermentation process softens the stool, increases the frequency of bowel movements and relieves constipation.

Lactihep syrup may take a few days to take effect. It is generally safe to use and may cause minor side effects such as bloating, gas and abdominal discomfort. However, it is critical to seek advice and dosage instructions from a healthcare professional.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹490.20
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ContainsLactitol Monohydrate(10.0 Gm/15ml)
UsesConstipation
Side effectsBloating, gas, cramps, nausea
TherapyLAXATIVE
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uses

Uses of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

Lactihep syrup is used for the treatment of constipation.
contraindications

Contraindications of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

  • If you are allergic to Lactitol or any other ingredient of Lactihep syrup.
  • If you have obstruction or blockage in any part of your gut.
  • If you have unexplained abdominal pain or bleeding.
  • If you have a condition related to the metabolism of sugar called Galactosaemia.
sideEffects

Side effects of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal discomfort
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Lactihep Syrup during pregnancy?
A:
Due to the lack of safety information about Lactihep syrup in human pregnancy, it should only be used if prescribed by a doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Lactihep Syrup while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of Lactihep syrup are less likely to pass in breastmilk. However, you should only take it when prescribed by a doctor.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Lactihep Syrup?
A:
It is less likely to affect your driving abilities. Hence, you can drive while taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Lactihep Syrup?
A:
Alcohol is known to affect motility in the gut. Hence, it can reduce the movement of content of bowel slow. Thus, it is advised not to consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

  • Take Lactihep syrup as directed by your doctor preferably after meals.
  • Shake well and make the volume up to the given mark on the bottle.
  • Use a measuring cup, spoon or dropper for the exact quantity.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

Store it in a cool and dry place, protected from sunlight. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
quickTips

Quick Tips of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

  • Lactihep is a medicine that is used to treat constipation. It contains lactulose which softens the stool and makes it easier to pass by drawing water into the bowel. This medicine is not absorbed by t...
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  • Always follow your doctor's instructions when taking Lactihep and let them know if you are taking any other medicines or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects include mild...
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dosage

Dosage of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

Overdose

You may experience diarrhoea and abdominal cramps if you happen to take too much Lactihep syrup. Inform your doctor or reach out to the nearby hospital in case of overdose.

Missed a Dose

Missing a dose may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, skip the dose if it's almost time for the next dose and follow the normal...
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Mode of Action of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

How Does It Work?

Lactitol in Lactihep syrup is derived from sugar lactose. It works by creating a hyperosmotic environment (by increasing the concentration of sugar) in the gut. This increases the influx of water in t...
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interactions

Interactions of Lactihep 10 GM/15ML

Interactions with other medicines

  • Lactihep will reduce the absorption of other medicines consumed concomitantly. Hence, it is advised to take other medicine at least two hours before or after taking Lactihep syrup.
  • Lactihep syrup can increase the loss of potassium due to other medicines such as certain water pills, steroids, carbenoxolone and amphotericin B. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medici...
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  • It can increase the levels of Digoxin (used for heart conditions) and cause its toxicity.
  • Lactihep can reduce the activity of antibiotic neomycin.
  • Certain antibiotics and antacids can reduce the action of Lactihep reducing its activity.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What will happen if I take Lactihep syrup more than recommended?

A: An overdose can cause stomach cramps, diarrhoea, etc. In case of an overdose, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately.

Q: At what time should I have Lactihep syrup?

A: It should preferably be taken at bedtime with a sufficient amount of water because it takes around 7 - 8 hours to show its effect.

Q: What are laxatives?

A: Laxatives are medicines that help in treating constipation and triggers bowel movements.

Q: What kind of lifestyle modification do I need to manage or prevent constipation?

  • You should have food rich in fibre content.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Regular exercise and walking.

Q: What is Lactihep syrup used for?

A: Lactihep syrup is used to treat constipation.

Q: Is Lactihep Syrup a laxative?

A: Yes, Lactihep syrup is an osmotic laxative (stool softener), works by increasing the water content in the bowel. Hence, making the stools softer and easier to pass.

Q: How do you take Lactihep Syrup?

  • Take Lactihep syrup as directed by your doctor preferably after meals.
  • Shake the bottle well and make the volume up to the given mark on the bottle.
  • Use a measuring cup, spoon or dropper for the exact quantity.

Q: What is the function of Lactihep Syrup?

A: Lactitol in Lactihep is derived from sugar lactose. It works by creating a hyperosmotic environment (by increasing the concentration of sugar) in the gut. This increases the influx of water in the bowel and thus makes the stool softer and makes its movement easy through the bowel.
Last Updated on: 9 January 2024 | 11:55 AM (IST)

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