Castophene Tablet is used to treat incomplete and infrequent bowel movement. In such cases, it is used to empty the bowels. Hence, it is said to be a laxative. It is administered orally. It is available in the forms of an oral solution, oral tablet, oral capsule, chewing gum, and wafers.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant. Your dosage will depend on the medical condition for which you are undergoing treatment, any other medical conditions you may have, any other medicines you may be taking, your response to this treatment, your height, your weight, your gender and your age. Under no circumstances must this medicine be given to children under 6 years of age. Elderly people over 60 years of age must take care not to overdose on this medicine. If used over a prolonged period of time, it can cause imbalances in your body’s electrolyte levels, weakness, and an increased incidence of falls.
Common and mild adverse effects of Castophene Tablet include burping, omitting, nausea, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Rare and more severe effects include abnormal coloration of urine, rashes and an allergic reaction to the medicine. You are advised to inform your doctor of any allergic reactions you have.