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Fiberlact Powder

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Lactitol, Ispaghula
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Fiberlact Powder is a synthetic disaccharide. It is similar to a lactulose-like glucose molecule which contains galactose and sorbitol. It is used for the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy.

On using Fiberlact Powder you may experience side effects such as vomiting, nausea, dyspepsia, loss of potassium, muscle cramps, headache, flatulence and abdominal distension. Seek the advice of your doctor if your reactions become severe and do not show any signs of getting better.

Before using Fiberlact Powder inform your doctor if you have galactosemia, intestinal obstruction, abdominal cramp or iatrogenic hypersensitivity. If you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage for Fiberlact Powder should be determined by your doctor based on your medical history, age, response to theory and current condition. However, the usual recommended dosage in adults is about 15-30 ml per day. The medication should be taken with meals. If no adverse reactions show then the dosage maybe increased to 60 ml per day. Consult your doctor before making any changes to dosage.

In addition to its intended effect, Fiberlact Powder 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.
Abdominal distension.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. 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 Fiberlact Powder, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Aprica Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Fiberlact Powder for?
constipation and hepatic encephalopathy
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Bloating
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 24 old woman. I frequently suffering constipation. I have taken fiberlact. But still I am not feeling better. Can you suggest me a better treatment for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 24 old woman. I frequently suffering constipation. I have taken fiberlact. But still I am not feeling better. Ca...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine nux vom 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.

Hello, Is lactitol monohydrate syrup safe to take daily for chronic constipation? Kindly suggest.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello, Is lactitol monohydrate syrup safe to take daily for chronic constipation? Kindly suggest.
No it is not... There is a better solution in homoeopathy. And overall it will cost only 20% of the total cost of Syrup..

I am suffering from chronic constipation due to taking antidepressant drugs. I am taking lactitol90 ml and domperidone30 mg daily for this but I also change this drugs because it is very costly for me and a difficult matter please give me the suggestion for chronic constipation thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from chronic constipation due to taking antidepressant drugs. I am taking lactitol90 ml and domperidon...
For constipation I will suggest you to eat food with high fiber content like green leafy vegetables and can also eat bananas at bedtime as it is effective as a laxative and if necessary take 10 ml of syp cremaffin at night and I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2cc intramuscularly every week once for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional

I am suffering from chronic constipation due to antidepressant drug. In current I take for constipation cyra LS 1 HS lactitol 90 ml and fibril SF 3 teaspoon full daily. I am also patient of hypertension and diabetes. Give me advise for constipation.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from chronic constipation due to antidepressant drug. In current I take for constipation cyra LS 1 HS ...
For constipation I will suggest you to eat food with high fiber content like green leafy vegetables and can also eat bananas at bedtime as it is effective as a laxative and if necessary take 10 ml of syp cremaffin at night

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Over the years, heart transplant has undergone a sea of change. With the advancement of science and technology, the success rate in a heart transplant has seen an exponential rise.

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However, under the following circumstances, a heart transplant may not be a wise idea

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  • A case of cancer in the past.
  • Age may be a deciding factor.The recovery from a heart transplant may not be 100% in an aged person.

The heart transplant procedure:
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  • The first operation is essentially the removal of the healthy heart from the donor body. The heart is kept in a cool place, preferably ice (to keep the heart alive and in good condition until the heart transplant takes place).
  • In the second operation, the recipient's damaged or diseased heart is operated out.The situation may, however, be complicated if the patient had a heart surgery in the past.
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  • To enable the patient to receive the nutrients and oxygen (during the heart transplant), the patient is put on a heart-lung machine.
  • If no complications develop after the transplant, the patient is discharged within a fortnight.

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Over the years, heart transplant has undergone a sea of change. With the advancement of science and technology, the success rate in a heart transplant has seen an exponential rise.

People who need a heart transplant:
A heart transplant may be essential in the following cases.

  • A congenital heart disorder (a person born with a heart problem).
  • Defective or diseased heart valves.
  • Amyloidosis (a condition where amyloid fibrils get deposed in the tissues and organs of the body intracellularly or extracellularly).
  • Problems in the coronary artery.
  • Cardiomyopathy (A condition where the muscles of the heart become weak, thereby affecting the normal functioning of the heart).
  • A heart transplant that failed previously.
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias (a condition that originates in the ventricles, in ventricular arrhythmias, the heart rhythms are abnormally rapid).

However, under the following circumstances, a heart transplant may not be a wise idea

  • People with infections or chronic lung or kidney disorders.
  • A case of cancer in the past.
  • Age may be a deciding factor.The recovery from a heart transplant may not be 100% in an aged person.

The heart transplant procedure:

The first step in heart transplant is the availability of a suitable donor. In this case, a donor is a person whose brain is dead but the other organs, including the heart, is healthy and functioning properly. A surgeon performs three operations in a heart transplant.

  • The first operation is essentially the removal of the healthy heart from the donor body. The heart is kept in a cool place, preferably ice (to keep the heart alive and in good condition until the heart transplant takes place).
  • In the second operation, the recipient's damaged or diseased heart is operated out.The situation may, however, be complicated if the patient had a heart surgery in the past.
  • The third and the final surgery involves implanting the donor heart into the recipient body (the recipient's upper heart chambers and the atrial back wall are however not removed).
  • Once the implantation takes place (without any complications), the surgeons sew the heart into place.
  • The blood vessels are then connected back to the heart and the lungs. The heart starts beating again once it is warmed up.
  • To enable the patient to receive the nutrients and oxygen (during the heart transplant), the patient is put on a heart-lung machine.
  • If no complications develop after the transplant, the patient is discharged within a fortnight.

In some unfortunate cases, there may be organ rejection. The condition arises when the recipient's immune cells see the transplanted heart as non-self (foreign agents). If left unattended, it may damage the heart. Immunosuppressant drugs can help avert the rejection. However, it is important to monitor the patient closely for any infections that may arise to the administration of the immunosuppressants.

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

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Why Do People Need A Heart Transplant?

There are many people worldwide who suffer from heart problems (irrespective of their age and sex). While in most cases, the condition improves with proper treatment and medications, in few, the condition is beyond treatment. A heart transplant comes as a savior for such people. It gives them a new lease of life. The transplant involves replacing a heart that has stopped functioning normally (damaged or may be diseased) with a healthy heart (from the donor).

Over the years, heart transplant has undergone a sea of change. With the advancement of science and technology, the success rate in a heart transplant has seen an exponential rise.

People who need a heart transplant:
A heart transplant may be essential in the following cases.

  • A congenital heart disorder (a person born with a heart problem).
  • Defective or diseased heart valves.
  • Amyloidosis (a condition where amyloid fibrils get deposed in the tissues and organs of the body intracellularly or extracellularly).
  • Problems in the coronary artery.
  • Cardiomyopathy (A condition where the muscles of the heart become weak, thereby affecting the normal functioning of the heart).
  • A heart transplant that failed previously.
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias (a condition that originates in the ventricles, in ventricular arrhythmias, the heart rhythms are abnormally rapid).


However, under the following circumstances, a heart transplant may not be a wise idea

  • People with infections or chronic lung or kidney disorders.
  • A case of cancer in the past.
  • Age may be a deciding factor.The recovery from a heart transplant may not be 100% in an aged person.

The heart transplant procedure:
The first step in heart transplant is the availability of a suitable donor. In this case, a donor is a person whose brain is dead but the other organs, including the heart, is healthy and functioning properly. A surgeon performs three operations in a heart transplant.

  • The first operation is essentially the removal of the healthy heart from the donor body. The heart is kept in a cool place, preferably ice (to keep the heart alive and in good condition until the heart transplant takes place).
  • In the second operation, the recipient's damaged or diseased heart is operated out.The situation may, however, be complicated if the patient had a heart surgery in the past.
  • The third and the final surgery involves implanting the donor heart into the recipient body (the recipient's upper heart chambers and the atrial back wall are however not removed).
  • Once the implantation takes place (without any complications), the surgeons sew the heart into place.
  • The blood vessels are then connected back to the heart and the lungs. The heart starts beating again once it is warmed up.
  • To enable the patient to receive the nutrients and oxygen (during the heart transplant), the patient is put on a heart-lung machine.
  • If no complications develop after the transplant, the patient is discharged within a fortnight.

In some unfortunate cases, there may be organ rejection. The condition arises when the recipient's immune cells see the transplanted heart as non-self (foreign agents). If left unattended, it may damage the heart. Immunosuppressant drugs can help avert the rejection. However, it is important to monitor the patient closely for any infections that may arise to the administration of the immunosuppressants. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

About Fiberlact Powder
When is Fiberlact Powder prescribed?
What are the side effects of Fiberlact Powder?
Key highlights of Fiberlact Powder
What are the substitutes for Fiberlact Powder?
What are the interactions for Fiberlact Powder?