Julax 10Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Bisacodyl
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 25, 2022

Julax 10Mg Tablet is used as a stimulant laxative. It provides relief during constipation. It functions by stimulating the bowel muscles to help the stool come out.

On using Julax 10Mg Tablet you may experience side effects such as abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, muscle cramps, vomiting, rapid or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, mood disorders, swelling, skin rash and drowsiness. Should your reactions persist or become worse over time contact your health care provider right away.

Before using Julax 10Mg Tablet inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Julax 10Mg Tablet, if you have abdominal pain, constipation, you have issues swallowing without chewing, if you have any allergies to any foods, medicines or substances, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

This medication needs to be taken by mouth with or without food. The dosage should be determined by your physician based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults is about 5-15 mg taken once-thrice orally per day. While taking this medication swallow it whole without crushing, chewing or breaking the tablet.

Onset of action occurs 6-10 hours after oral dose or 15-60 minutes after a rectal dose; swallow tablets whole, do not crush or chew; do not take antacid or milk within 1 hour of taking drug.

It works by stimulating peristalsis by directly irritating the smooth muscle of the intestine, possibly the colonic intramural plexus; alters water and electrolyte secretion producing net intestinal fluid accumulation and laxation.

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 primary use of this medicine is to treat:

The common side effects of this medicine are:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Julax 10Mg 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 interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • 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.
  • What is the onset of action?

    This medicine shows its action about 6-10 hours after the administration of this medicine.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This is yet to be estimated clinically.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency was found.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Julax 10Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Bisacodyl, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication falls under the category of a stimulant laxative which intestinal enzymes and enteric bacteria hydrolyze to create an active metabolite. This induces colon peristalsis acting directly on the intestinal mucosa of the colon to clear the intestines before tests or to treat constipation.

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 Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Concomitant administration of Lactulose, Calcium carbonate, Magnesium carbonate and various other must be avoided. Decreased effect: Milk, antacids; decreased effect of warfarin.
  • Interaction with Disease

    No relevant information available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Should not be administered within 1 hour of milk, any dairy products, or taking an antacid, to protect the coating; should be administered with glass of water on empty stomach for rapid effect.

Ques: What is Julax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: Julax 10Mg Tablet helps by stimulating the inner lining of the bowel. This drug is a laxative medication used for occasional constipation. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Julax 10Mg Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the uses of Julax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: Julax 10Mg Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of occasional constipation. Besides these, it can also be used to clean intestines and help stool to come out.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Julax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Julax 10Mg Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects are blood in stool, stomach cramps, faintness and vomiting.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Julax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: Julax 10Mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: Should I use Julax 10Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication works if it is taken at bedtime. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset your stomach. Please consult the doctor before using Julax 10Mg Tablet.

Ques: How long do I need to use Julax 10Mg Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 3 months, before noticing an improvement in the condition.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: If you are under the usage of this medication, It is recommended to avoid dairy products, as it may cause gastric irritation.

Ques: Will Julax 10Mg Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: Excess of usage of this medication can trigger side effects. The salts involved may cause inadequate effects to your health if Julax 10Mg Tablet is taken more than its prescribed dosage or taken more times then its prescribed frequency.

Ques: Is it safe to use Julax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: Julax 10Mg Tablet is safe only if taken in the prescribed dosage. Taking an overdose of this medicine can worsen the condition.

Ques: Is Julax 10Mg Tablet habit forming?

Ans: Mild habit-forming tendencies are observed for this drug, especially if consumed for long term.

Ques: Is Julax 10Mg Tablet effective?

Ans: Julax 10Mg Tablet is an effective medication, however, it must be taken in dose and duration as suggested by a healthcare professional.

Ques: Can I take Julax 10Mg Tablet with senna?

Ans: Both Julax 10Mg Tablet and senna come under the same class of drugs termed as laxatives. Hence, no interactions are reported between them, however, caution must be used.

Ques: Can the use of Julax 10Mg Tablet help lose weight?

Ans: Julax 10Mg Tablet does not cause a weight loss or gain in patients. If you are experiencing problems related to weight and appetite, then doctor consultation is advised.

Ques: Does Julax 10Mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Ans: Diarrhea is a very usual side effect that can occur from the consumption of Julax 10Mg Tablet. Talk to your doctor if you face this problem.

Ques: Does Julax 10Mg Tablet cause cramping?

Ans: Abdominal pain or cramps is another side effect that can occur after consuming Julax 10Mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you have cramps during the course of treatment.
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