FAQs ABOUT DULCOWYN TABLET
How long will it take for DULCOWYN TABLET to start working?
As DULCOWYN TABLET has to reach the colon for showing its effects, it may take around 6-12 hours for this medicine to start working. However, this period may vary from person-to-person based on their health condition and dosage taken by them.
How to get rid of constipation faster while taking DULCOWYN TABLET?
While taking this medicine, exercise regularly and eat a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to achieve better results. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water/fluids. Take this medicine at least 1 hour before meals and avoid drinking milk or taking any dairy products (such as cheese or yogurt) along with this medicine, as it may reduce the effectiveness of this medicine.
What is the use of DULCOWYN TABLET?
DULCOWYN TABLET is used for the short-term treatment of constipation. It also helps in cleansing bowel prior to surgical/diagnostic procedures.
How DULCOWYN TABLET works?
DULCOWYN TABLET is a laxative. It treats constipation by increasing the number of bowel movements. It also helps in retaining more water/fluid within the intestines which softens the hard stools, thus facilitating the easy passage of feces. It also helps in cleansing the bowel prior to certain diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Can DULCOWYN TABLET be used in children?
DULCOWYN TABLET can be used in children (aged 4 years or above). It is not recommended for use in children (aged below 4 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Can DULCOWYN TABLET be used for long-term?
Avoid using DULCOWYN TABLET excessively or for long-term as it may cause severe dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, muscle weakness and kidney problems. It may also make the gut muscles to become more dependent on this medicine for passing feces.
Can DULCOWYN TABLET help with weight loss?
DULCOWYN TABLET does not help with weight loss. It has no effects on the absorption of calories and nutrients. Instead, due to water retention in the intestines, it may cause dehydration which might seem like a weight loss.
What medications must be avoided while taking DULCOWYN TABLET?
It is better to avoid diuretics (such as furosemide) and stomach ulcer medications (such as pantoprazole, ranitidine, omeprazole) along with DULCOWYN TABLET as they both can reduce its effectiveness.
Is it safe to use DULCOWYN TABLET?
DULCOWYN TABLET is safe at doses prescribed by the physician. It is generally safe and well tolerated when used for short-term (preferably not more than 5 days). However, excessive use or prolong use can cause unpleasant side effects.
Is DULCOWYN TABLET taken before food or after food?
Take DULCOWYN TABLET at least 1 hour before meals. This will help the medicine to fetch you better results.
Can a pregnant woman take DULCOWYN TABLET?
DULCOWYN TABLET should be used during pregnancy only if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Can I take DULCOWYN TABLET daily?
It is advisable not to take DULCOWYN TABLET daily because it may make your gut muscles to become more dependent on this medicine for passing feces. Also, prolonged use may cause unpleasant reactions such as dehydration, muscle weakness, dizziness, headache and electrolyte imbalance.
What if I forgot to take DULCOWYN TABLET?
You can skip the dose in case if you have forgotten to take and continue with your next dose normally. Do not double dose to compensate the missed doses.