OPTIFIBER POWDER is a combination of Ispaghula and Lactitol which belongs to the group of medicines called Bulk-forming laxatives and Cathartics respectively. It is used in adults to treat chronic idiopathic constipation which is an ongoing functional bowel disorder that occurs without any known cause or identified underlying illness.
It is thought to occur due to due to neurological, psychological or psychosomatic factors which is generally characterized by symptoms such as difficulty in passing stools, hard or lumpy stools, straining when defecating, feeling of incomplete evacuation after completion, and abdominal pain.
Along treatment with OPTIFIBER POWDER, your doctor might ask you to make some lifestyle changes such as consuming a high-fibre diet, adequate fluid intake or doing physical activity.
Avoid taking OPTIFIBER POWDER, if you have appendicitis (inflammation of appendix), intestinal obstruction, lesion in gastrointestinal tract, unexplained abdominal pain or bleeding, galactosemia (disturbed absorption of galactose), faecal impaction and lack of muscle tone in the colon.
Before taking OPTIFIBER POWDER, inform your doctor if you have nausea and planning to undergo diathermy (electrically induced heat). OPTIFIBER POWDER should be used with caution in first trimester of pregnancy and in breast-feeding women only if advised by the doctor.
OPTIFIBER POWDER should be used with caution in elderly patients (above 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking it.
The most common side effects of taking OPTIFIBER POWDER are swelling of the abdomen due to gas, flatulence, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhoea or feeling full. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.