FAQs ABOUT PRUWEL 2MG
What is PRUWEL 2MG used for?
PRUWEL 2MG 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 PRUWEL 2MG than your required dose?
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of PRUWEL 2MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are diarrhoea, headache and/or nausea.
What side effects are seen with PRUWEL 2MG?
The common side effects associated with the use of PRUWEL 2MG 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 PRUWEL 2MG?
PRUWEL 2MG 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 PRUWEL 2MG safe to use in children or elderly patients?
PRUWEL 2MG 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 PRUWEL 2MG.
How does PRUWEL 2MG work?
PRUWEL 2MG 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 PRUWEL 2MG?
Do not drive or operate heavy machines if you feel dizziness or tiredness after taking PRUWEL 2MG due to safety concerns. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
How to take PRUWEL 2MG?
Take PRUWEL 2MG 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 PRUWEL 2MG?
You should take PRUWEL 2MG 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 PRUWEL 2MG?
Do not stop taking PRUWEL 2MG without discussing with your doctor. If you stop taking PRUWEL 2MG without the doctor’s recommendation, constipation may recur and affects the regular bowel habits.