Sorbitol

 

General English name: Sorbitol

Application: laxative - treatment of constipation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of sorbitol

Sorbitol Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking sorbitol

Contraindications to sorbitol

Sorbitol consumption during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of sorbitol on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Sorbitol

Special warnings and precautions while taking sorbitol

Side effects of sorbitol

Excessive use of sorbitol (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of sorbitol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of sorbitol

Powder (sachet), solution

 

Sorbitol Drug Information

Constipation is a common problem that occurs for a variety of reasons. Eating less fiber and drinking less fluids can lead to constipation. Some conditions such as pregnancy, decreased mobility, exercise and some medications can also lead to constipation. Often, increasing fiber in the diet and drinking fluids can help prevent and treat constipation. If you can not add fiber to your diet, you may be prescribed sorbitol or other laxatives. This medicine is sold in sachets in pharmacies, which you have to pour in water and eat the solution.

 

Dosage and method of taking sorbitol

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of sorbitol varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Pour the medicine powder in some water and eat the medicine solution.

You should not take this medicine for a long time (more than a week).

 

Contraindications to sorbitol

Note the expiration date of sorbitol and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give sorbitol to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with sorbitol, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Sorbitol consumption during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of sorbitol on driving and working with machines

Sorbitol may make you dizzy and drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Sorbitol

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines (especially other laxatives)) that you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking sorbitol

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking sorbitol:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you want this medicine for a child or the elderly.
  •  If you have stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, rectal bleeding or intestinal problems.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of sorbitol

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Stomach ache

nausea and vomiting

Diarrhea

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to sorbitol use.

 

Excessive use of sorbitol (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as diarrhea, severe heartburn, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of sorbitol

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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