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. Thus prescribed to treat constipation.
This medicine is also used in the evaluation of renal blood flow to aid in the determination of renal function. Thus, Castophene Tablet is employed as a diagnostic agent.
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.
Castophene Tablet is also prescribed for the treatment of chronic atonic or spastic constipation and of constipation associated with rectal disorders; management of irritable bowel syndrome. But 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.
You must not hold in stool as that can worsen bowel issues. Take Ispaghula after a gap of two hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines. It is advised to usually consume once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Do not take an overdose, or for a longer period of time than your doctor tells you to.
You are advised to eat more fibre in your diet. Also, drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Exercise for at least 3 times per week. Elderly may have insufficient fluid intake which may predispose them to faecal impaction and bowel obstruction.
Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women are advised to take proper care with this medication.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?It is not known whether it affects the patients ability to drive or not. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect kidney function?Limited information is available regarding its use in patients with kidney disease,. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?Limited information is available regarding its use in patients with liver disease,. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
This medication is used as a laxative and works by affecting the level of cellular calcium influx in the body. It reduces the level of cellular calcium by increasing the production of two enzymes thrombin and thapsigargin in the body.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Disease
- Inform your medical practitioner if you have a history of appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.
- May contain aspartame which is metabolized in the GI tract to phenylalanine which is contraindicated in individuals with phenylketonuria;
- Use with caution in patients with esophageal strictures, ulcers, stenosis, or intestinal adhesions.
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