Lactihep Syp 450ml
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
450ml Syrup in Bottle
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Lactihep syrup contains Lactitol as an active ingredient. It is a medicine used for the treatment of constipation. It is an osmotic laxative (stool softener), works by increasing the water content in the bowel. Hence, making the stools softer and easier to pass.
Uses of Lactihep Syp 450ml
For the treatment of constipation.
Contraindications of Lactihep Syp 450ml
If you are allergic to Lactitol or any other ingredient of this 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.
Side effects of Lactihep Syp 450ml
- Abdominal discomfort
Precautions and Warnings of Lactihep Syp 450ml
Can I take Lactihep Syrup during pregnancy?
Due to the lack of safety information about this medicine in human pregnancy, it should only be used if prescribed by a doctor.
Can I take Lactihep Syrup while breastfeeding?
Components of this medicine are less likely to pass in breastmilk. However, you should only take it when prescribed by a doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Lactihep Syrup?
It is less likely to affect your driving abilities. Hence, you can drive while taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Lactihep Syrup?
Alcohol is known to affect the 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.
Mode of Action of Lactihep Syp 450ml
How Does It Work?
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.
Directions for Use of Lactihep Syp 450ml
- 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.
Interactions of Lactihep Syp 450ml
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, amphotericin B. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines.read less
- 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.
Storage and disposal of Lactihep Syp 450ml
Store in a cool and dry place, protected from sunlight. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Lactihep Syp 450ml
You may experience diarrhoea and abdominal cramps if you happen to take too much of this 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. However, skip the dose if its almost time for the next dose and follow the normal dosing schedule.
Last Updated on: 17 Feb 2021 | 01:38 PM (IST)
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