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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

She is obese and have leg pains. She have less blood 10% and hard bulky skin. Her blood reports are normal.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
She is obese and have leg pains. She have less blood 10% and hard bulky skin. Her blood reports are normal.
Hello, She needs to monitor her weight, first. Should go for a walk in the morning. Go for meditation to reduce her stress to nourish her body. Her diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder. Tk homoeopathic medicine:@ Phyto berryQ -10 drops, thrice with little water. Avoid, junkfood, spicy and fried intake. Tk, care.
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Can bulky ovaries always mean PCOD or is there any other reason also except when ovulation?

MS.(Obs. & Gyn.) Enrl., B.A.M.S
Obstetrician, Ghaziabad
Can bulky ovaries always mean PCOD or is there any other reason also except when ovulation?
Hi. It's not necessary that bulky ovaries mean PCOD. There are lots of other factors also but in 60%cases it come out with PCOD.

Hi Doctor, Can you please suggest a better belt product for reducing bulky stomach after delivery? Or any other solution for this situation?

Homeopath, Hooghly
Do some yoga,,take less carbohydrate,,take high protein,,take oats in ur breakfast,,,take belt to tighten,,,,do some walking also

I am suffering from infertility problem (pcos). After my first iui failed my doctor advised me for laparoscopic surgery. Can you help me what the role of this surgery in my case? Is it is helpful n safe for me? Or whether I go for IVF instead of this surgery? Please help me out. Thanks.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, M.S Obstetrics & Gynecology
IVF Specialist, Chandigarh
I am suffering from infertility problem (pcos). After my first iui failed my doctor advised me for laparoscopic surge...
Dear lybrate-user, Laparoscopy in your case can be helpful for two reasons- To check the status of tubes and its relation with ovaries Ovarian drilling is a procedure which is done in pcod cases to make ovaries less bulky. This procedure may help you in restoring ovulation. Its too early to go for ivf in my view Regards.

Sir, My digestion system is to weak. In a day I used to go toilet three to four times a day. And always feel that my stomach is bulky. Sir is there any thing by which I can strong my appetite. Please do so needful to me. Details about me are as follows:- Age 30 Job- Indian Air Force Ground duty Smoking- 3 to 4 time a day Alcohol- occasionally No tobacco, no soft drinks, no outside food, yes there is gas problem with me, exercise not daily bt 3 to 4 time in a week.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
Sir, My digestion system is to weak. In a day I used to go toilet three to four times a day. And always feel that my ...
Hi Lybrate user for improved your digestion problem you can take homoeopathic medecine, you have ibs &that's why bowels not clear. 1 Nux vom 200 3 drops to be taken twice daily morning and evening with half cup water, if you want to recovery from your problem permanently then contact with me privately thanks take care.
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Fibrous Foods - Why It Is So Amazing?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Fibrous Foods - Why It Is So Amazing?

Fibers are the carbohydrates and are the indigestible part of the food.They are actually not digestible, but help a lot in digestion.They are derived from plants and offer a lot of health benefits. They make our body light and fit and is commonly known as roughage.

What are the advantages of having fiber in your diet?

Other health benefits of fiber includes reducing the incidence of heart disease, lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose levels and inflammation and even weight loss. Fiber can help with weight loss because it creates a fullness within your intestine, which aids you in eating less.

Fiber is of two types:

  1. Insoluble fiber: It does not dissolves in water. It is the bulky fiber that helps in preventing constipation and is found in whole grains, wheat cereals and vegetables such as carrots, celery and tomatoes.

  2. Soluble fiber: They dissolves in water and help in controlling the blood sugar level and reduce cholesterol. Good sources include barley, oatmeal, beans, nuts, and fruits, such as apples, berries, citrus fruits, and pears.

What are the health benefits?

  1. Digestive health: Let’s get this one out of the way first. Dietary fiber normalizes bowel movements by bulking up stools and making them easier to pass.
  2. Heart disease: Fiber, particularly soluble fiber, is an important element of any heart-healthy diet. Eating a diet high in fiber can improve cholesterol levels by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol.
  3. Diabetes: A diet high in fiber particularly insoluble fiber from cereals can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. If you already have diabetes, eating soluble fiber can slow the absorption of sugar and improve your blood sugar levels.
  4. CancerThere is some research that suggests eating a high-fiber diet can help prevent colorectal cancer, although the evidence is not yet conclusive.
  5. Skin healthWhen yeast and fungus are excreted through the skin, they can trigger outbreaks of acne.
  6. Helps in weight management by providing satiety and by delaying gastric emptying. It helps in cutting down intake of unnecessary calories. Plays a very vital role in dieters diet.

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Which Jobs Are Most Often Associated With Back Pain?

Physiotherapist, Noida
Which Jobs Are Most Often Associated With Back Pain?


Back pain is particularly common in adults who are of a working age. It has  been estimated by the health and safety executive (the government body responsible for safety in the work place) that between 2001 and 2002, millions of working days were lost as a result of musculoskeletal disorders. 

The majority of these were back pain that was caused or made worse by work. On average, each person with back pain was absent from work for an estimated 18.9 days during this 12 month period. About 13% of unemployed people cite back pain as the reason they are without a job


Back pain can arise in many work situations, but certain occupations carry a greater risk then others. These include:

·        Heavy manual labouring

·        Heavy equipment operating

·        Nursing

·        Delivery work

·        Removal work

·        Manual packing of goods

·        Office work involving sitting at a computer station.

In general, jobs that involve heavy lifting, handling bulky loads in awkward places, handling vibrating equipment like pneumatic drills or driving long distances over rough ground, can all make back pain worse. Office jobs can also aggravate back pain. 

Spending all day sitting at a badly adjusted workstation performing a repetitive task like typing or answering the phone,can make the problem worse. A number of exercises can be performed whilst you sit at your desk, which can minimize the chances of suffering from back pain.



  • Lifting heavy objects Lifting awkward or  bulky objects 
  • Repetitive actions 
  • Stretching, twisting,  reaching 
  • Cold temperatures 
  • Vibration 
  • Sitting comfortably


  • Factory workers,
  • Removal men, 
  • Nurses, 
  • Typists, 
  • Telephones Mechanics, 
  • Fishermen Driller, 
  • Train or bus drivers,     
  • Supermarket cashiers.

60% of Back Pain in Humans Is Due to Disc

Physiotherapist, Noida
60% of Back Pain in Humans Is Due to Disc


At its simplest, the spine gets most of its movement from each cotton reel sitting on its discal pillow and careening about in all directions.The back compartment has to control the movement.The intervertebral discs are the pillows and they are vital to the spine. Their high bursting pressure thrusts the vertebrae apart while at the same time gluing them together. Each has a vigorous incompressibility, like standing on a breadboard balanced on a beach ball. They give the spine aquivering up-thrusting romp which makes it whippy a light so it can tip around freely in the air without flopping over like a broken reed.Each disc consists of a squirting liquid centre called the nucleus and a tough meshed outer wall called the annulus fibrosis. The annulus in turn is made up of approximately twelve thin fibrous layers (called lamellae) which make up the wall. 

For maximum strength in bending, each successive lamella is made of fibers running in diagonally opposing directions,like the walls of a radial car tyre. This creates a tenacious multi-layered tubular lattice running around the rim of the disc which is bonded strongly to the vertebrae above and below. 

Thus the disc wall not only holds the vertebrae firmly together; it also keeps the nucleus under pressure.The lamellae at the back of the disc are even thinner and bunched closely together. 

This gives the inter space more freedom to pull apart so the spine can bend forward-its most frequent act-but it also means it is weaker, introducing a precarious trade-off between freedom to bend and the possibility that over-bending could break down the wall.Often the L5 discs are kidney-shaped, which exposes a longer flank and increases the holding power of the back wall. 

However , kidney-shaped discs have the disadvantage of rankling more inthe acute back corners when torsion strains are applied to the disc. You will see later how heavy duty lifting and twisting actions can make the wall perish at these points.

The nucleus of the disc has a unique molecular make-up which allows it to attract fluid to keep itself hydrated under pressure. (when healthy nuclear material is taken from a disc and set in a saucer of fluid it swells by 300 percent). This powerful attractive force from the nucleus maintains the high pressures within the disc so it is not squashed dry, as a normal sponge would be, by the powerful and ever-present forces bearing down upon it.When a disc is young,the nucleus is nearly 90 percent water but as it gets older it is less able to hold it. Even so, the strong suction on water creates very high intradiscal pressures. 

Apart from making the disc unsquashable, it forces the disc walls outwards, which has ingenious benefits for the spine. The strength of the walls fighting back against the outward force stiffens them and gives each link between the vertebrae invaluable tensile strength. 

This dynamically braces each link and keeps the spine taut all the way down its length.In the world of physics, a disc operating like this is called an ‘hydraulic sack’. Compression of a contained fluid results in forces being distributed outwards and evenly in all directions through that fluid. In the realm of backs, this is very important and the fluid content of any disc is very critical to its high performance.

Our vertical posture enhances the tensile strength of the spine. It adds to the pressurizing of the fluid sucks and converts the spine into a spring –loaded rod which can flip up straight again after bending. 

Without these tensile properties, the human back would not be the long slender thing it is. We would need a hugely bulky muscular apparatus to haul us up straight again once we had doubled over.But vertical posture does have its down side. It means the segments at the bottom of the stack get squashed by carrying so much weight. Compression down through the spine is the single most important cause of low back pain.

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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