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Swilax 5mg Tablets

By IND SWIFT LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
8.50*
MRP 10.00
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Swilax 5 MG Description

Swilax 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

tine and helps in making the hard stools into soft and easily passable stools. It is also sometimes used before surgeries or operations to empty the bowel. Swilax has laxative properties and it works by making your stool soft and improving the bowel movement in the intestine. Along with the medication, a high-fibrous diet can be more effective. It should not be used by a patient suffering from any inflammatory conditions of the intestine or stomach, any infection in the digestive tract, appendicitis or dehydration. Before your doctor gives you this medicine, tell them if you are taking or have taken any medicines, supplements or herbal preparations.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹8.50
You Save₹1.50 (15% on MRP)
ContainsBisacodyl(5.0 Mg)
UsesConstipation
Side effectsAbdominal pain, diarrhoea, dehydration, dizziness, skin rashes
TherapyLAXATIVE
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uses

Uses of Swilax 5 MG

  • Swilax 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

Contraindications of Swilax 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Bisacodyl or any other ingredients of Swilax 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.
sideEffects

Side effects of Swilax 5 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Swilax 5 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Swilax Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information related to the safety of this medicine in pregnant women. Swilax 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.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

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

Alcohol

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

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.
  • Swilax should not be used for a prolonged duration without a known cause of constipation.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Swilax 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Swilax 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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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Swilax 5 MG

  • Take Swilax 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

Interactions of Swilax 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

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

Storage and disposal of Swilax 5 MG

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

Dosage of Swilax 5 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Swilax 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 Swilax 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 Swilax Tablet be used daily?

A: Swilax 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 Swilax Tablets for piles?

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

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

Q: Can I take Swilax with milk?

A: No, Swilax should not be taken with milk. This medicine when used with milk can interfere with the special coating of Swilax Tablets and result in unwanted side effects.
Product Details
Brand
SWILAX
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
05/05/2023
Last Updated on: 24 May 2022 | 11:19 PM (IST)
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