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INTRODUCTION

COLAX contains Sodium Picosulfate which belongs to the group of medicines called Laxatives. It is used in the treatment and management of constipation. Constipation is a condition that causes difficulty to pass stools due to low fiber diet, low fluid intake, poor function of intestine muscles, staying in bed for long time, lack of exercise, taking medicines such as morphine or codeine, etc. Symptoms of constipation include less than three bowel movements a week, hard, dry or lumpy stools, pain, or difficulty to pass stools.

COLAX is not recommended for use in patients with appendicitis, acute inflammatory bowel disease, severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, obstruction of intestine, severe dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and water fructose intolerance. Before taking COLAX inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, heart disease, dehydration, fits or seizure disorder.

Before taking COLAX inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. The most common side effects of taking COLAX are loose stools, stomach discomfort, cramps in the stomach or stomach pain. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF COLAX

  • Treats constipation

HOW COLAX WORKS

COLAX works by stimulating the movement of the intestine and increasing the accumulation of water and electrolytes in the intestine which helps to soften the stools and treat constipation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take COLAX as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. Your physician will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF COLAX

COMMON

  • loose stools (diarrhea)
  • stomach pain or discomfort or cramps in the stomach

UNCOMMON

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness

RARE

Stop taking COLAX and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • severe allergic reactions (such as rashes, itching, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing)
  • skin rashes such as urticaria, itching, red patches and blisters
  • syncope (temporary loss of consciousness) or feeling fainted

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Stick to simple meal plan. Avoid eating oily, fried or spicy foods. Do not involve yourself in strenuous activities immediately after eating and not to lie down or sleep immediately after eating. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Diarrhea:

Drink lot of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Do not take any medicine on your own for treating diarrhea. Contact your doctor if the diarrhea did not improve.

Stomach pain:

Try to take rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Dizziness:

Lie down until dizziness passes away and then move slowly and carefully. Take plenty amount of rest and drink plenty of fluids. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

The risks and benefits of using COLAX in pregnant women are unclear. Consult your doctor for advice. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant before using COLAX.

BREASTFEEDING

The risks and benefits of using COLAX in breastfeeding mothers are unclear. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizziness or fainting while using COLAX. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALCOHOL

COLAX should be used with caution in alcoholic patients as it can worsen the existing condition.

KIDNEY

COLAX should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease (such as impaired kidney function, etc.) only if recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking COLAX.

LIVER

COLAX should be taken with caution in patients who have or ever had any liver problems (such as liver cirrhosis, liver dysfunction, etc.). Consult your doctor before taking COLAX.

ALLERGY

Do not take COLAX if you are allergic to Sodium Picosulfate or to other ingredients of the medicine.

HEART DISEASE

Do not take COLAX if you are allergic to Sodium Picosulfate or to other ingredients of the medicine.

OTHERS

COLAX is not recommended for use if you have:

  • appendicitis
  • ileus (blockage in the intestine) or intestinal obstruction
  • acute inflammatory bowel disease (inflammation of small and large intestine)
  • severe stomach ache with nausea and vomiting
  • severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
  • water fructose intolerance

Before taking COLAX, inform your physician if you have:

  • fits or seizure disorder
  • low potassium levels

Use in pediatrics:

COLAX is not recommended for use in children less than 2 years of age. Consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

COLAX should be taken with caution in elderly patients only if recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking COLAX.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking COLAX, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • bendrofluazide, furosemide (used to treat fluid build-up in the body)
  • prednisolone (used to treat an inflammatory conditions of the body)
  • digoxin, digitoxin (used to treat heart disease)
  • antibiotics such as cefixime, erythromycin (used to treat bacterial infections)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes more of COLAX, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital immediately. Overdosage symptoms of COLAX includes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fluid and electrolyte imbalance in the body such as low potassium levels (which causes tiredness, dizziness, muscles weakness and uneven heartbeat), damage to the lining of the large bowel, secondary hyperaldosteronism, renal calculi or renal tubular damage, metabolic alkalosis and dehydration, increased thirst, fainting, headache, and decreased urination.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Sodium Picosulfate
Pharmacological Category :   Laxatives
Therapeutic Indication :   Constipation
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Liquid, Syrup, Oral solution, Oral suspension

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep COLAX out of reach from children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT COLAX

Can I drive after taking COLAX?

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizziness or fainting after taking COLAX. Consult your doctor for advice before taking COLAX in how to manage this effect.

Can I stop taking COLAX if my symptoms subside?

Though the symptoms of constipation subside, do not stop taking COLAX unless recommended by your doctor. If you stop taking suddenly it may worsen the pre-existing symptom or the condition might recur.

What to do If I forget to take a dose of COLAX?

If you forget to take a dose of COLAX, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose.

Can COLAX cause loose stools?

Diarrhea or loose stools are common side effects of taking COLAX. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water or fruit juices. Consult your doctor immediately if the symptom worsens or persists for prolonged time.

Is COLAX safe for use in patients with impaired kidney function?

COLAX should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Your doctor may adjust the dose or select a suitable alternative depending upon kidney function. Consult your doctor before taking COLAX.

Can COLAX be used for long term?

The use of COLAX for long-term causes severe diarrhea, stomach pain, low potassium levels, secondary hyperaldosteronism, kidney stone, kidney tubular damage, metabolic alkalosis, and muscle weakness, etc. Consult your doctor or visit the nearby hospital immediately if the symptoms worsen.

REFERENCES

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2. Stefan Mueller-Lissner, Michael A Kamm, Arnold Wald, Ulrika Hinkel, Ursula Koehler, Erika Richter, Jurgen Bubeck. Multicenter, 4-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of sodium picosulfate in patients with chronic constipation. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. April 2010. [Accessed on 30th June 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20179697/

3. Meredith Portalatin and Nathaniel Winstead. Medical Management of Constipation. National Institute of Health. NLM. National Centre for Biotechnology Information. PMC. Pubmed Central. March 2012. [Accessed on 30th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3348737/

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COLAX Syrup 100ml

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