The Sorbitol is used mainly in relieving occasional constipation .
What is Sorbitol?
Sorbitol has a laxative action , since it retains the fluids in the colon, and in this way promotes the contractions of the muscles of the intestine .
How is Sorbitol taken?
Sorbitol can be administered either in the form of an enema , or orally .
Side effects of Sorbitol
Potential side effects of sorbitol include:
- anal irritation
- abdominal cramps
A doctor should be contacted as soon as possible in case of:
- breathing difficulties
- constipation despite the use of sorbitol
- bleeding from the rectum
- sudden weight loss
- He retched
- feeling of tightness in the chest
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
Warnings on the use of Sorbitol
During sorbitol treatment, other stool softeners or laxatives should never be taken unless your doctor gives directions in a different direction. It is a good idea to never prolong your Sorbitol treatment for over a week.
Before starting a Sorbitol treatment, it is essential to tell your doctor:
- of any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drug (in particular to other antibiotics) or food;
- the other medicines, phytotherapics and supplements you are taking;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from problems in the acid-base balance, diabetes, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or bleeding from the rectum;
- in case of dehydration ;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .