Information about Freelax Liquid
Uses / Indications: Freelax Liquid is used in constipation. It may also be used to treats and prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).
- Product composition:
- Lactulose (NA)
Interactions / Warnings:
No interaction found
- Pregnancy interaction:
- Freelax Liquid is probably safe to use during pregnancy.Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
- Expert advice:
- Avoid taking a Freelax for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. Together with Freelax, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function. A Freelax should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact. Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Freelax contains sugars. Take Freelax after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
- Side Effects:
- How to use:
- Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.
- How it works:
- Freelax Liquid works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.
- Faq for medicine:
- Is Freelax a stool softener : Freelax is stool softener, Freelax is not a stimulant laxative it is a hyperosmotic laxative|Can I take Freelax for constipation? : It can be taken for constipation|Is Freelax safe for diabetics? : In diabetic patients Freelax may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use|Does Freelax increase blood sugar? : In diabetic patients Freelax may increase the blood sugar, make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. Always consult your doctor before use|Does Freelax contain sugar? : Freelax is a non-digestible sugar|Is Freelax over the counter? : Freelax is available over the counter|Is Freelax fattening (makes you fat) : Freelax does not cause weight gain or weight loss. Freelax can cause bloating and wind (gas)|Is Freelax gluten free? : Freelax is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use|How long can I take Freelax? : Please consult your doctor for dose and duration required|Can I take lactulose with antibiotics : Lactulose may interact with antibiotics, omeprazole, and Gaviscon/calcium carbonate. Senokot/senna, Fybogel/ispaghula when taken with lactulose may result in diarrhea. No interactions have been observed when lactulose is taken with warfarin, iron tablets, and paracetamol|Does Freelax contain lactose? : Freelax contains lactose, galactose, and small amounts of fructose. Do not take Freelax if you have intolerance to these sugars.