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Fiberlact Powder

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.
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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

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.

Greetings, Im suffering from severe constipation from the last 4 months. I have used all sugar alcohols like sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol monohydrate, milk of magnesia but nothing works. I'm taking 30-35 grams of fiber and 2-3 liters of water bit only thing I get is bloating and uncomfort. The only thing that works is dulcolax or bisacotydl tablets but it's habit forming so I don't take it regularly but have to take it in 2-3 days interval to clean my intestine. I feel frustrated. Please I would appreciate some help and as a side note I have diabetes so I would like some sugar free recommendation. Tablets rather than syrup is highly appreciated or any other tips that will work. Thank you doc in advance. Have a good day.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
Greetings,
Im suffering from severe constipation from the last 4 months. I have used all sugar alcohols like sorbitol...
lybrate-user your problem needs attention The constipation could be related with diabetes So Get Your blood sugars under control At least one opinion of surgeon is required to rule out an ano rectal pathology as a cause of constipation The surgeon may advise you a colonoscopy In the meantime you increase fiber in diet increase fluid intake regular exercise and dulcolax suppository to be inserted in the rectum occasionally.
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My doc prescribed totalax syrup when I was pregnant. Now I am breastfeeding my baby and still feeling constipated. So can I use this medicine while breastfeeding?

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bareilly
My doc prescribed totalax syrup when I was pregnant. Now I am breastfeeding my baby and still feeling constipated. So...
Yes as Lactitol is not secreted in breast milk so it may be safe, but why do not you go for natural things like regular & high fiber diet, increase consumption of liquids like juices lassi etc and regular exercise.

Having anal fissures, suffering from one year, permanent solution for anal fissures.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Thrissur
Need to cure it first. Need to relax the spincter and relieve constipation. Try stool softners like lactitol fibres and sit in tub of luke warm water for 20mins twice a day. It will take over a month to heal fully. But you shud see changes within 2 weeks. More serious fissures will need more medications. Please get a private consultation. To prevent fissures in future prevent having constipation. Include high amt of dietary fibres in your diet. Lead a stressfree lifestyle.
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People who need a heart transplant:
A heart transplant may be essential in the following cases.

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  • 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.
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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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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.
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  • 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.

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3. Antispasmodics: The utilization of antispasmodic medications may help patients, particularly those with issues or the runs.

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