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Hapilac Syrup

Manufacturer: Signova Pharma Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Lactitol, Benzoic Acid
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: November 07, 2019

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

On using this medication 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.

The dosage for this medication 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 are seen then the dosage may be increased to 60 ml per day. Consult your doctor before making any changes to the dosage.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

The drug is utilised to fix the accompanying ailments

This medication can cause following side effects such as

  • 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • 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.

This medication is a sugar alcohol which can also be used as a laxative for treating constipation. When taken orally, it gets broken down in the colon to short-chain organic acids resulting in osmotic pressure increases leading to watery stool content and volume.

Ques: What is Hapilac Syrup?

Ans: This medication is a synthetic disaccharide. It is similar to a lactulose-like glucose molecule which contains galactose and sorbitol.

Ques: How long do I need to use Hapilac Syrup before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Hapilac Syrup?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Hapilac Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Hapilac Syrup?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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