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Bulky Syrup

Bulky Syrup

Manufacturer: Zaneka Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Lactulose
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Bulky Syrup is a synthetic sugar used for the treatment of chronic constipation. It gets broken down in the colon into mild acids that pull water from the body and release it into the colon. Bulky Syrup is also used to prevent or treat certain brain conditions that are caused by liver failure, which can lead to confusion, problems, tremors, behaviour changes, feeling irritable, loss of coordination, sleep problems and loss of consciousness.

You should not use Bulky Syrup if you are on a special diet low in galactose. To make sure you can safely take this medicine, tell your doctor if you have other medical conditions, especially diabetes or if you need to have a colonoscopy. Possible side effects of this drug are bloating, gas, stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting.

Lactulose comes as liquid to take by mouth. It usually is taken once a day for treatment of constipation and three or four times a day for liver disease. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine should be taken at each dose.

In addition to its intended effect, Bulky Syrup may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Cadilose 10gm solution is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Bulky Syrup, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Lactulose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.\n
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 40 years old I am feeling very heavy I am always feeling fullness whenever I eat I can not drink water after vomiting from food pipe even through I am careful and do exercise still lower part becoming bulky periods have also irregular sometimes missing please help and also constipation.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I am 40 years old I am feeling very heavy I am always feeling fullness whenever I eat I can not drink water after vom...
Patients suffering from polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) have multiple small cysts in their ovaries (the word poly means many). These cysts occur when the regular changes of a normal menstrual cycle are disrupted. The ovary is enlarged; and produces excessive amounts of androgen and estrogenic hormones.

I want to become a good bulky body, I have been doing gym from last one year and also taking food or supplement but I am not getting benefits in my body ,I think my body can't taking that nutrition from that food it is my problem I think I have some problem in my body to getting nutrition from food, please help me, I want to gain my body.

General Physician, Mumbai
I want to become a good bulky body, I have been doing gym from last one year and also taking food or supplement but I...
For a good body Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don?t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit

I am thin from lower half but I very bulky on upper half specially stomach. I drink a lot of water but I never do breakfast. I always try to get up early but I never wake before 11 am please suggest me I want to get rid of my bulkiness it is only after food and I also look very aged .Please sir suggest me.

General Physician, Mumbai
I am thin from lower half but I very bulky on upper half specially stomach. I drink a lot of water but I never do bre...
For reducing your bulkiness few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast , khaari ,naan ,white bread . can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout?s can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water

I am suffering from hypothyroidism, my whole day is being utilised correctly, I do not eat much but still I am quite bulky. Please suggest any exercise or any change in my routine by which I can reduce my body fat percentage and reduce my size.

Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am suffering from hypothyroidism, my whole day is being utilised correctly, I do not eat much but still I am quite ...
Keep controlled your thyroid profile. Control your died. Avoid excessive sweets, avoid fats, nonveg food. Take a plate of salad before lunch and dinner. Avoid any thing eating inbetween breakfast, lunchand dinner. Ecercise regularly. Do all physical work by yourself.
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Muscle Weakness - 10 Common Reasons Behind It!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ahmedabad
Muscle Weakness - 10 Common Reasons Behind It!

After a tough workout session or a strenuous day at the office, your muscles may feel floppy and exhausted until you have given them a chance to rest. However, persistent muscle weakness with no apparent cause or explanation can be a sign of an underlying medical problem.

What causes muscle weakness?
Voluntary muscle contractions and movement are generated when the brain sends a signal through your spinal cord and nerves to the particular muscle. If there are any hindrances in the connections between them, it can result in muscle weakness. However hard you try, the muscle is such cases becomes abnormal.

Here are some common causes of muscle weakness:

  1. Lack of Use: One of the most common causes of muscle weakness, lack of muscle fitness may occur as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. If the muscles are not used, then the fibers are partially replaced with fat.
  2. Ageing: As we age, our muscles tend to get weaker and lose strength. Muscles become bulky and recovery times during injury are greater. However, with physical activity, it is still possible to increase the muscle power. So stay active and instill strength in your muscles.
  3. Infections: Infections and inflammation can cause temporary muscle fatigue. Even though recovery is quick, if the infection is severe the weakness can last for some time. Without proper care, it can lead to permanent damage.
  4. PregnancyDuring and just after pregnancy, high levels of steroid in the blood and low levels of iron can cause muscle tiredness. Lower back pain is common during pregnancy and all your muscles may feel floppy.
  5. Chronic Diseases: With conditions of diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and anemia, it can lead to muscle weakness by thwarting the essential blood or nutrient supply to the muscles. Also, chronic pain related ailments cause weakness.
  6. Injuries: Injury or trauma such as sporting injuries, pulls and sprains can deter the muscles. Along with localized pain, it can also lead to muscle weakness if not taken care of properly.
  7. Sleep DisordersWith disturbed or reduced sleep there is a general sense of tiredness that leads to fatigue in the muscles. Insomnia, anxiety, depression and other mental disorders also affect the muscles a great deal.
  8. Conditions affecting Nerves: Conditions like Myasthenia gravis or motor neuron disease affects the nerves and thereby fail to relay signals to the muscles, leading to weakness.
  9. Genetic disorder affecting muscles: There are also certain inherited diseases which can affect the muscles like muscular dystrophy.
  10. Spine-related disorders: Conditions like slip disc and other disorders affect the muscles served by the irritated or compressed nerves of the spinal cord.
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Can't Stick To Your Diet? Quick Tips That Can Help You Get Back!

BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Can't Stick To Your Diet? Quick Tips That Can Help You Get Back!

A healthy, balanced diet is important for any person for leading a healthy life. However, it is quite likely for you to get bored with the same dietary pattern. Here are some changes you can make to your regular healthy diet to make it more interesting.

  1. Change your way of cutting: Cutting the vegetables for your salad in the same way using your chopping board makes your diet look boring. You can change the way you cut the vegetables to make it more exciting. You can try stick forms, grating and shaving techniques instead of regular chopping. You can also food-process the vegetables to change their texture.

  2. Add your own ingredients to existing salad recipes: You may try adding cooked vegetables with raw vegetables, by chopping each vegetable into a different pattern. A simple change in the cutting technique and mixing some vegetables will make your meals more attractive.

  3. Dressings, Dips and Sauces: Dips and sauces are one of the best ways to liven up your meals. You can add any kind of fresh dip, sauce or dressing to a vegetable meal. This would transform the entire taste of the meal. Mixing varieties of dips will enable you to create tastier and creamier dips, which can be used in many ways. Dips enable you to lead a healthy lifestyle along with tasty meals. Dips and sauces can be used as a salad topping or dressing, can be applied over hot vegetables and be used in various other forms. They also make the meal more bulky. Such dips can be prepared at home or can be bought from stores. You can carry them while you travel to enjoy extra tasty but healthy meals everywhere you go.

  4. Try new food items: Experimenting with ingredients and introducing new foods in your diet add variety and cut the monotony. You should try ingredients which you never used before. There are lots of different fruits and vegetables in the market to choose from. You should visit different grocery stores, markets and gourmet stores in order to find new food items. Nowadays, a huge variety of fruits and vegetables is available.

  5. Use Herbs and Spices: You can totally change the look of a meal by adding fresh herbs or spices. Using different herbs and spices enables you to change the taste of existing recipes. Herbs such as mint, coriander, basil, parsley and others can enhance your salad’s taste. Spices blend in all kinds of preparations to produce new taste and smell. Try different spices and herbs to get delightful results.

You can spice up your regular healthy meals in many different ways. This makes your meals tastier and more attractive.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Benefits Of Wheat Bran

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Wheat Bran

Health benefits of wheat bran

1. Snooze and lose those extra pounds

Like any dietary fiber, wheat bran can play a key role in losing and maintaining weight by staving off your hunger pangs. Wheat bran regulates your appetite and leaves you feeling full and satisfied. This mechanism directly promotes less food intake and also aids healthy eating and weight management.

2. Eat for a happier gut

Including wheat bran in your daily diet keeps you regular. If you are often constipated, adding more of wheat bran to your diet can get things moving. 3
It helps improve your overall digestive health by reducing constipation, hemorrhoids, leakage of stool, and other gastrointestinal disorders.

3. Be heart healthy

High blood pressure causes excess strain and damages your arteries. Consuming wheat bran has shown significant reductions in blood pressure. It has been associated with decreased cardiovascular risk and slower progression of cardiovascular diseases. Making wheat bran a part of your overall diet may help improve blood cholesterol levels, and lower risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes.

4. Fight cancer with diet changes

Studies have proved that diets containing wheat bran are protective against colon cancer development. Wheat bran fights colon cancer in a three step process:

  • The first one being the dilution of potential carcinogens. Wheat bran, high in insoluble fiber, promotes bulky stools that reduce the chances of carcinogens accessing your colon lining.
  • Secondly, it accelerates bowel movements through the colon, which means the rapid movement reduces access of the colon cells to stool constituents. The third step involves its fermentation effect. The short-chain fatty acids reduce cancer formation and growth.
  • Wheat bran is a concentrated source of antioxidants and phytochemicals. These compounds effectively fight free radical damage and prevent serious conditions like cancer, while keeping the healthy cells intact.
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Cystic Fibrosis - 5 Strange Signs You Must Know About!

MBBS, MD - TB & Chest, Fellowship Training Intensive Care, Fellow College of Chest physicians, European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology , Greece, European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine
Pulmonologist, Gurgaon
Cystic Fibrosis - 5 Strange Signs You Must Know About!

Do you know about a condition called cystic fibrosis that makes your baby’s skin taste very salty after birth? The condition changes over time, in which the body makes sweat and mucus, and also affects the digestive system and lung functioning. The condition generally occurs because of a flawed gene. This is a severe and life-threatening disease that affects different people in different ways.

The gene, called CTFR is present in all humans. It makes a protein that controls the amount of water and salt, which get moved in and out of your cells. In the case of cystic fibroids, the CTFR gene is broken. This happens when a person inherits two bad copies of this specific gene. One bad CFTR gene may cause your cells to make the wrong or imbalanced amount of water and salt. Because of this, your body becomes unable to get the supply of sufficient nutrients and oxygen that are lost through sweating.

There are several symptoms associated with cystic fibroids that include the following:

  1. It is likely for you to cough up thin mucus, along with shortness of breath, and wheezing.
  2. The development of polyps in your nose is indicated.
  3. Sinus infections, pneumonia, or bronchitis may occur.
  4. Your stool may be oily, bulky, and with a foul odor.
  5. Liver diseases and gallstones may develop later in life because of cystic fibroids.

There is no certain treatment for cystic fibroids. However, there are various treatment procedures that are used for providing relief to the symptoms of the condition. This allows an affected patient to breathe easily, feel better, and experience lesser stomach infections. You can opt for airway clearance technique that helps you with your breathing. The procedure involves the clearance of mucus from your lungs. This procedure is carried out in several ways and special devices may be used during the proceedings.

  • Certain inhaled drugs like steroids, salt solutions, and antibiotics are used for thinning your mucus layers, and for clearing lung infections.
  • If your pancreas do not work properly, you may be prescribed enzyme pills for the digestion of fats and protein, and for the absorption of more nutrients from the food you consume.
  • You may also be prescribed vitamin A, D, and E supplements for getting these nutrients, which are not being absorbed by your intestine.
  • You must consult a doctor on experiencing any symptom of cystic fibrosis in your baby. This will allow the condition to be diagnosed at an early stage, thereby preventing further worsening. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Gynaecologist, Delhi
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Hello, everyone. I am glad that you are watching this video. I am consultant gynecologist at Max Superspeciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Max Hospital in Pitampura and at my own clinic in Pitampura. Today I would like to talk about PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

It is a very common in female endocrine disorder which is increasing tremendously. The prevalence of it now is 2.2 to 26% which itself is very high. NOw, what is it about? So, this problem is about women's hormones, they get out of balance. Then it makes the problems in periods, difficult for the women to conceive or to get pregnant. If left untreated, it can lead to long term problems such as Diabetes Mellitus, Heart disease, and endocrinal cancer.

What happens in PCOS?

In PCOS, the sex hormones get out of balance. So, the male hormones increase more than a normal range. Now, what do they do?

They stop Ovulation, they cause acne, increase the facial and the body hair.

The second factor it involves is Insulin.THe Insulin resistance is caused because of PCOS. The insulin resistance causes obesity, weight gain and then later it may cause Diabetes Mellitus. The causes of PCOS is clearly not known but they run in the family. The girls which are affected from PCOS, they get it either from the mother's family or the father's family.

So, the symptoms of PCOS are;

Now, coming to the diagnosis,

There are a lot of studies which are done for PCOS. PCOD is defined as any two of these three features, those are;

  • The periods that come after more than 45 days or periods which comes less than 8 times in a year.
  • Hyperandrogenism, Menstrual problems.
  • Ultrasound features suggested of PCOS.

So, the polycystic shows up multiple cysts, that is 10 in number, 2-8 mm in size and bulky ovaries each.

This is how we diagnose. Now coming to the treatment.

There are 3 key treatments for PCOS;

  • Regular exercise-   Walking is a very good exercise that most people can do. Then depending on your choice, you can swim, dance, play etc.
  • Healthy diet-   In diet, you should take green leafy vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, milk etc. You should avoid the intake of saturated fats like meat, cheese, fried food items, sugary food. Starchy food such as potatoes, cakes, sweet potato, maida, sooji, besan etc. You have to quit smoking if you are indulged in that too.
  • Weight control-     In weight control, most women benefit even with 5% of weight loss that would help them regulate their hormones better.

The women's hormones come into balance, the periods come on time, it gets easier for the patient to get pregnant. All these favourable changes take place when the patient follows all these three steps.

Now there are pills that we can give to the patients to help her regulate her own hormones. Now, there are two types of pill;

  • One is birth control pills o0r oral contraceptive pills. These pills help to balance sex hormones.
  • Metformin pills are the insulin sensitizers. They tackle the INsulin resistance in the PCOS patients. 

Now, all these help in balancing the hormones of PCOS patients. If a patient is suffering from depression because of PCOS, then he would advise her to do some exercises that help to elevate the mood or to consult a counsellor or a gynaecologist.

So, if you want to contact me, you can do so through Lybrate or you can come to my clinic directlywhich is in Pitampura.

Thanks for the patient hearing.



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