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Sorbitol Powder

Sorbitol powder is a medication used in treating occasional episodes of Constipation. Sorbitol Powder is a laxative and Depending on the brand, it may be used by mouth or given rectally.  Make sure to check the product label for your correct product type.

 Prolonged use of laxatives is discouraged and should only be used till normal bowel activities return. 

 Do not use additional laxatives or stool softeners with this product or use for more than one week.

Side effects of Sorbitol Powder.

Possible side effects of Sorbitol Powder include:

• Nausea

• Gas

• Diarrhea

• stomach cramps

• Anal irritation 

• Rectal bleeding

• Vomiting

• Weakness

• Dizziness

• Black or tarry stools

Should any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. 

What drugs interact with Sorbitol?

Sorbitol Powder should not be used with calcium or sodium polystyrene sulfonate, a medication used in treating high blood levels of potassium. Using Calcium or sodium polystyrene sulfonate with Sorbitol can cause intestinal tissue damage. 

Do not use other laxatives or stool softeners alongside sorbitol except as directed by your doctor. 

Is sorbitol safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Although the knowledge of the safety of sorbitol use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is limited, sorbitol is considered safe when used in moderation.  However, make sure you inform your doctors before using any medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Where can I buy Sorbitol Powder in Nigeria?

Sorbitol Powder is available for purchase on Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy You can simply click here to view this product.

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