Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion

Introduction

Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine absorbs water, hence makes the stool soft and easier to pass. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion is taken with or without 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 diarrhea, and stomach pain. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. Lifestyle modifications like having a 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. You should also tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Lactihep Plus Emulsion

  • Constipation

Side effects of Lactihep Plus Emulsion

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 Lactihep Plus

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Lactihep Plus Emulsion

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lactihep Plus Emulsion works

Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion is a combination of three laxatives: Sodium picosulfate, liquid paraffin and milk of magnesia, which relieves constipation. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases peristalsis (the wave-like movement of the intestines) to push the stools forward. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant laxative which helps retain water and fat in the stools, while milk of magnesia is an osmotic laxative which works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft. Together, they make stools easier to pass.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Lactihep Plus Oral Emulsion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

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

Liver

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