Freelac Granules

Introduction

Freelac Granules is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. It works by softening the stools that helps in the easy passage of stools.

Freelac Granules is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are flatulence, bloating and stomach cramps. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Freelac Granules

  • Constipation

Side effects of Freelac Granules

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Freelac

  • Bloating
  • Stomach cramp
  • Flatulence

How to use Freelac Granules

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Empty the granules in a glass of water/milk, stir it and consume immediately. Freelac Granules is to be taken with food.

How Freelac Granules works

Freelac Granules is a combination of two medicines: Lactitol and Ispaghula, which relieves constipation. They work by different mechanisms to absorb water into the intestine and make the stool soft and easier to pass.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Freelac Granules. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Freelac Granules during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Freelac Granules during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

SAFE
Freelac Granules does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Freelac Granules is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Freelac Granules may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Freelac Granules is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Freelac Granules may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.