What is Sorbitol?

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
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • nausea
  • abdominal cramps

A doctor should be contacted as soon as possible in case of:

  • rash
  • urticaria
  • breathing difficulties
  • constipation despite the use of sorbitol
  • dizziness
  • bleeding from the rectum
  • sudden weight loss
  • swelling
  • He retched
  • feeling of tightness in the chest
  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • weakness

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 .

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