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Castophene Tablet

Castophene Tablet

Manufacturer: Technopharm Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Phenolphthalein
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

Constipation
In addition to its intended effect, Castophene Tablet 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.
Dehydration
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Castophene tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. 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 data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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 Castophene Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Phenolphthalein, 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.

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Constipation-Its not a disease, it's a habit of intestines

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Constipation-Its not a disease, it's a habit of intestines
Constipation

Its not a disease, its a habit of intestines

Many people in this world suffer from chronic constipation. It's not a disease but a habit of intestine who have forgotten proper peristaltic movements which help in expelling waste material out of body.

People indiscriminately use phenolphthalein type of drugs to help easing expulsion of wastes out of body. These drugs are not good for health. These make intestines further lazy to act on its own.

Ideal remedy is long walks/ jogs/ runs/ yoga asans, deep breathing/ kapal bhati, lots of water intake, lots of fiber intake in diet and easily digestible, non spicy, non greasy foods and cow milk, buttermilk etc

These help intestines to expel wastes by regaining peristaltic movements. If intestines are forcibly evacuated by allopathic drugs or ayurvedic strong purgatives, the many ft length of intestines get evacuated. Following days are needed to fill up the length and expellable material will need to traverse full length before reaching rectum. This makes people apprehensive and impatient and they think constipation was removed but has come again today. It is ridiculous.

There are other factors too but are manageable accordingly.

Soaked dry grapes and figs are very helpful in boosting peristaltic movements and providing fibers as well as essential enzymes and minerals to gastro intestinal tract.
Well acclaimed chyavanprash which is full of fibers, minerals, vitamins and enzymes is very useful in maintaining peristalsis besides good health. It lubricates intestines too.

Tip: chronic constipation sufferers should use simple chyavanprash 4-5 tsp or more empty stomach daily. Do not take breakfast or lunch until fully hungry. Dry grapes/ anjir soaked overnight in 20-30 gms daily will also help same way when eaten every morning.

Mild laxative tarunikusumakar herbal powder (chooran) may be taken 1 tsp at night with warm water, if still needed.
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