FAQs ABOUT CONSTICALO 1MG
What is CONSTICALO 1MG used for?
CONSTICALO 1MG is used to treat chronic/long standing constipation in adults in whom other laxatives are ineffective. Constipation is a condition that occurs when bowel movements become less frequent, and stools become difficult to pass which generally occurs due to changes in diet or inadequate intake of fibre food. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
What happens if you take more CONSTICALO 1MG than your required dose?
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of CONSTICALO 1MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are diarrhoea, headache and/or nausea.
What side effects are seen with CONSTICALO 1MG?
The common side effects associated with the use of CONSTICALO 1MG are headache, nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, dizziness, and vomiting. Contact your doctor or visit the nearby hospital if any of the condition worsens.
Who should avoid taking CONSTICALO 1MG?
CONSTICALO 1MG is not recommended for use in patients undergoing renal dialysis and in patients suffering from perforation or obstruction of the gut wall, or severe inflammation of the intestinal tract such as crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or toxic megacolon/megarectum and who had recent bowel surgery. It is not indicated for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is also not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age).
Is CONSTICALO 1MG safe to use in children or elderly patients?
CONSTICALO 1MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). It should be used cautiously in elderly patients (above 65 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking CONSTICALO 1MG.
How does CONSTICALO 1MG work?
CONSTICALO 1MG helps in relieving constipation, where prucalopride which is a gastrointestinal prokinetic that works by activating certain receptors in intestinal walls, causing contractions in the intestinal walls, thereby increasing the frequency of passing stools in constipated individuals.
Can I drive or use heavy machinery after taking CONSTICALO 1MG?
Do not drive or operate heavy machines if you feel dizziness or tiredness after taking CONSTICALO 1MG due to safety concerns. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
How to take CONSTICALO 1MG?
Take CONSTICALO 1MG as advised by your physician. It can be taken with or without food, at any time of the day. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of the condition.
What if I forget to take a dose of CONSTICALO 1MG?
You should take CONSTICALO 1MG immediately when you remember. If it is time for your next dose skip the missed dose and follow your regular dose schedule. Do not double the dose to match up your missed dose.
When to stop taking CONSTICALO 1MG?
Do not stop taking CONSTICALO 1MG without discussing with your doctor. If you stop taking CONSTICALO 1MG without the doctor’s recommendation, constipation may recur and affects the regular bowel habits.