Esivac 3.33 gm Solution

Manufactured byIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsLactulose
Description

Esivac 3.33 gm Solution is an effective medicine to treat chronic constipation. It is also used to prevent the effect of liver failure on the brain by removing certain toxic chemicals from the blood.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Esivac 3.33 gm Solution

Cadilose 3.33 gm Solution
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Esivac 3.33 gm Solution

  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive bowel activity
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Belching
  • Flatulence
  • Low potassium and magnesium

Uses of Esivac 3.33 gm Solution

What is it prescribed for?

  • Constipation
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 days of oral administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The duration of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to vary based on parameters like stomach food content, the form of the medicine used etc.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks before using this medicine.

Galactosemia

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a genetic condition where the body is not able to break down sugar galactose properly.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks before using this medicine.
General warnings

Low galactose diet

This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients requiring a low galactose diet. This dietary change is usually recommended for patients having a rare genetic disorder known as galactosemia.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution if you are diabetic. Appropriate dose adjustment and more frequent checking of the blood glucose levels is recommended while taking this medicine.

Electrolyte imbalance

Use of this medicine can cause an imbalance in the levels of potassium, magnesium, and other electrolytes in the body. It should be used with caution in children and patients suffering from any electrolyte imbalances.

Other laxatives

This medicine is not recommended for use along with other laxatives especially when treating the symptoms of liver failure.

Antibiotics and antifungals

This medicine should be used with caution if you are taking any antibiotic or antifungal medicines. The efficacy of lactulose may reduce when taken along with an anti-infective medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Overdose symptoms may include confusion, increased heartbeat, severe thirst, increased urination, muscle weakness, and cramps.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Azithromycin

Aluminium Hydroxide

Dexamethasone

Senna

Disease interactions

Diabetes

This medicine contains a sugar as its primary constituent and hence should be used with caution in diabetic patients.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take {[Lactulose}} as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine is a synthetic sugar and works by bringing water into the colon which makes the stool softer. It also draws ammonia from the blood into the colon which is then removed with feces.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Laxatives

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00581

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682338.html
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