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Laxodyl 5mg Tablet

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Laxodyl 5 MG Description

Laxodyl Tablet contains bisacodyl as its active ingredient. It is helpful in improving bowel function and provides relief from constipation. It acts as a stool softener by drawing water into the intes...
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ContainsBisacodyl(5.0 Mg)
UsesConstipation
Side effectsAbdominal pain, diarrhoea, dehydration, dizziness, skin rashes
ClassificationLAXATIVE
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Uses of Laxodyl 5 MG

  • Laxodyl Tablet is used as a laxative to provide relief from constipation.
  • It is also used to empty the bowel before surgery and certain medical procedures.

Contraindications of Laxodyl 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Bisacodyl or any other ingredients of Laxodyl Tablet.
  • If you have an infection in the appendix (appendicitis) or any inflammatory conditions of the bowel.
  • If you often experience vomiting and nausea due to intestine-related disorders.
  • If you have severe dehydration or salt imbalance in your body due to water loss.

Side effects of Laxodyl 5 MG

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach discomforts

Precautions and Warnings of Laxodyl 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Laxodyl Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information related to the safety of this medicine in pregnant women. Laxodyl Tablets should not be taken during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. It is important to consult the doctor before using any medicines during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Laxodyl Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Laxodyl can be used by a breastfeeding woman if it is prescribed by a doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Laxodyl Tablet?
A:
Laxodyl may cause dizziness and you may feel like passing out or fainting. Avoid driving if you experience any of the symptoms.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Laxodyl Tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Laxodyl. However, alcohol can cause dehydration and worsen the symptoms of constipation. Hence, avoid consuming alcohol if you experience constipation.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience constipation even after prolonged use of this medicine.
  • You may experience fluid imbalance and a reduced level of potassium after taking this medicine.
  • You experience dehydration, thirst and reduced urination after taking this tablet.
  • You experience blood in the stools, dizziness and fainting.
  • Laxodyl should not be used for a prolonged duration without a known cause of constipation.

Mode of Action of Laxodyl 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Laxodyl Tablet contains Bisacodyl. Bisacodyl works on the large intestine. It stimulates the nerves present in the large intestine to generate contractions and promotes the accumulation of electrolyte...
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Directions for Use of Laxodyl 5 MG

  • Take Laxodyl Tablet as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow this medicine as a whole with an adequate amount of liquid.
  • Avoid taking milk or antacids along with this medicine.

Interactions of Laxodyl 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The concomitant use of Laxodyl Tablet with antacids and milk products may result in indigestion (Dyspepsia) and irritation in the stomach.
  • Using water pills like Hydrochlorothiazide or steroidal medicines like Cortisone may increase the risk of an electrolyte imbalance if excessive doses of Laxodyl are taken.
  • The electrolyte imbalance caused due to concomitant use of water pills and Laxodyl may increase the activity of medicines used to treat heart disorders like Digoxin.
  • Concomitant use of other medicines for constipation like Isabgol with this Tablet may increase the side effects of Laxodyl.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions because sometimes Laxodyl Tablet may affect the way other med...
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Storage and disposal of Laxodyl 5 MG

  • Store it below 25°C in its original container.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Laxodyl 5 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Laxodyl Tablet may result in diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance. In case you have taken too much of this medicine, reach out to the nearest hospital o...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Laxodyl Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Laxodyl Tablet be used daily?

A: Laxodyl Tablet should be used as per the directions and duration given by the doctor. It should not be used on a daily basis for a prolonged time without investigation of the cause of constipation. Prolonged use can make the intestine dependent on it.

Q: Can I use Laxodyl Tablets for piles?

A: No, Laxodyl Tablet is not used for piles. They are used for treating short-term constipation. It is important to consult a doctor regarding medication to be used for piles.

Q: Will Laxodyl help me to get rid of gas?

A: No, Laxodyl Tablet is not used for reducing gas formation. It shows the laxative effect and treats constipation.

Q: Can I take Laxodyl with milk?

A: No, Laxodyl should not be taken with milk. This medicine when used with milk can interfere with the special coating of Laxodyl Tablets and result in unwanted side effects.
Product Details
Brand
LAXODYL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
02/10/2022
Last Updated on: 24 May 2022 | 11:19 PM (IST)

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