Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet

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    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet Information

    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Constipation. Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Safe while nursing. In addition, Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet related warnings section.

    The section on Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug interactions for Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist, dose range: 5 - 15 mg
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist, dose range: 5 - 15 mg
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist, dose range: 5 - 15 mg
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist

    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Dulcoflex. It is best to stop taking Dulcoflex immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Dulcoflex does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


      There are no side effects of Dulcoflex on the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet on the Liver?


      Dulcoflex does not damage the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet on the Heart?


      Dulcoflex is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet

    • Is this Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet has not been reported.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet


      Taking Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet


      Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Dulcoflex 5 mg Tablet

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Dulcoflex?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Dulcoflex belongs to the class of drugs known as stimulant laxatives. It is a laxative used for the short-term treatment of constipation. It is also used to clear bowels before surgical procedures. It is a stimulant laxative. Alongside taking [Medicne], one should also focus on taking a healthy diet, drinking a lot of water and indulging in some form of physical activity on a regular basis to facilitate a normal bowel movement. 

    Question over 5 years ago

    How does Dulcoflex work?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Dulcoflex works by increasing the motility of the large intestine. It stimulates the secretion of fluids and electrolytes. It also promotes peristaltic contractions in the stomach muscles.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Dulcoflex be given to diabetics?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    Constipation is one of the comorbidities of diabetes. The goal of therapy should be to achieve symptomatic relief without causing any additional complication. Yes, Dulcoflex is safe to be used in diabetics. However, if it doesn't produce relief, one must speak to a doctor immediately. 

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I use Dulcoflex for long time?

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    No, it is not recommended that you use Dulcoflex for a long time. It should only be used for a short interval of time. This is because, over time, your body might start relying on Dulcoflex to clear the bowel, rather than working on its own. If short-term treatment doesn't provide you with positive outcomes, it is important that you speak to your doctor immediately. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Dulcoflex be given to a person suffering from appendicitis?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    No, Dulcoflex should be avoided in patients with acute abdominal disorders such as appendicitis and intestinal obstruction. It should also be avoided in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and serious dehydration. Additionally, suppositories should be avoided in patient's with ulcerated hemorrhoids, inflammation of the rectum and anal fissures.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 227-228

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 674

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