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Loolax 5mg Tablet

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Medical Description

Loolax 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 intest...
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ContainsBisacodyl(5.0 Mg)
UsesConstipation
Side effectsAbdominal pain, diarrhoea, dehydration, dizziness, skin rashes
ClassificationLAXATIVE
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Uses of Loolax 5 MG

  • Loolax 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 Loolax 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Bisacodyl or any other ingredients of Loolax 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 Loolax 5 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Loolax 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Loolax Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information related to the safety of this medicine in pregnant women. Loolax 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 Loolax Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Loolax can be used by a breastfeeding woman if it is prescribed by a doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Loolax Tablet?
A:
Loolax 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 Loolax Tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Loolax. 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.
  • Loolax should not be used for a prolonged duration without a known cause of constipation.

Mode of Action of Loolax 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Loolax 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 electrolytes...
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Directions for Use of Loolax 5 MG

  • Take Loolax 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 Loolax 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The concomitant use of Loolax 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 Loolax are taken.
  • The electrolyte imbalance caused due to concomitant use of water pills and Loolax 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 Loolax.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions because sometimes Loolax Tablet may affect the way other medi...
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Storage and disposal of Loolax 5 MG

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

Dosage of Loolax 5 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Loolax 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 or...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Loolax 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 a...
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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 Loolax Tablet be used daily?

A: Loolax 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 Loolax Tablets for piles?

A: No, Loolax 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 Loolax help me to get rid of gas?

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

Q: Can I take Loolax with milk?

A: No, Loolax should not be taken with milk. This medicine when used with milk can interfere with the special coating of Loolax Tablets and result in unwanted side effects.
Product Details
Brand
LOOLAX
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
23/08/2022
Last Updated on: 24 May 2022 | 11:19 PM (IST)
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