Sorbitol Delalande

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Generic Name: Sorbitol Delalande Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Sorbitol Delalande® used for?

This medication is used as a laxative to treat occasional episodes of constipation.

How should I take Sorbitol Delalande®?

To take this drug,

  • Sorbitol solution may be taken with or without food.
  • If you are using sorbitol solution as a rectal enema, follow the directions given with the enema. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you may have about giving an enema.

How do I store Sorbitol Delalande®?

Sorbitol Delalande® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Sorbitol Delalande® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Sorbitol Delalande® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Sorbitol Delalande® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Sorbitol Delalande®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • You are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • You have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • You have an acid-base imbalance or diabetes.
  • You have abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or rectal bleeding.

You should know that:

  • Do not take additional laxatives or stool softeners while taking sorbitol solution unless directed by your doctor.
  • If you are using sorbitol solution as a rectal enema, follow the directions given with the enema. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you may have about giving an enema.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose or use sorbitol solution for longer than 1 week without checking with your doctor.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Sorbitol Delalande® during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Sorbitol Delalande®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Sorbitol Delalande®?

Sorbitol can also cause:

  • Nausea, vomiting, gas, and stomach discomfort
  • Water retention or dehydration
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea

Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects are severe or don’t go away. The following serious side effects require urgent medical attention:

  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Constant urge to defecate
  • Black, tarry stools

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Sorbitol Delalande®?

Sorbitol Delalande® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, including:

  • Calcium polystyrene sulfonate
  • Kayexalate, Kalexate, Kionex, or SPS (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)

Does food or alcohol interact with Sorbitol Delalande®?

Sorbitol Delalande® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Sorbitol Delalande®?

Sorbitol Delalande® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Sorbitol Delalande®.

What is the dose of Sorbitol Delalande® for an adult?

Constipation

  • Oral: the recommended dose is 30 to 150 ml (70% solution) once.
  • Rectal: the recommended dose is 120 ml (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once.

What is the dose of Sorbitol Delalande® for a child?

Constipation

2 to 11 years:

  • Oral: the recommended dose is 2 ml/kg (70% solution) once.
  • Rectal: the recommended dose is 30 to 60 ml (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once.

Greater than or equal to 12 years:

  • Oral: the recommended dose is 30 to 150 ml (70% solution) once.
  • Rectal: the recommended dose is 120 ml (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once.

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Sorbitol Delalande® available?

Sorbitol Delalande® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 5mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Sorbitol Delalande®, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: January 20, 2017 | Last Modified: February 6, 2017

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