Normal bowel functions vary widely between different people. Not everyone has a bowel motion every day; ‘normal’ can range from up to three times per day, to three times per week. It is the change from this normal pattern that is important.
All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, and sometimes they are not. Some side effects of this product range include:
- Coloxyl 50/120mg: Rare: abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, rash
- Coloxyl with Senna: Infrequent: diarrhoea, abdominal cramps/discomfort, nausea, fluid and electrolyte imbalance (with prolonged use or excessive use)
- Coloxyl kids Oral Drops: abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea (with excessive doses)
Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information on potential side effects.
Which constipation treatments can help?
Lifestyle changes are usually the first step in treating constipation. It is important to talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about the different lifestyle changes you can safely make before trying anything.
If lifestyle changes don’t work well, then you may need to use a laxative for a short time. The type of laxative that is best suited to you will depend on several things including other health conditions you may have, and the medications you are taking – so it is important to seek advice before taking any laxative.
Coloxyl‘s constipation treatment range has been providing gentle, effective relief from constipation in Australia for over 40 years. As the experience of constipation may differ from person to person, the range is tailored to suit different needs with a step-wise approach to constipation treatment.