Brand: Normacol®, Normacol Plus
Application: Constipation – regulation of bowel movements
Medicinal forms of Stercolia
- Granules, sachets (powder)
Combined brands of Stercolia
Normacol Plus: Stercolia and Frangola herbal medicine (natural laxative)
Stercolia drug information
Stercolia is a natural fiber used to treat constipation or to regulate food flow in the digestive system of people with long-term digestive problems. You can buy this medicine with or without a prescription.
Constipation is a condition in which defecation is difficult and the frequency of defecation is less than normal. Constipation occurs due to poor diet and drinking insufficient amounts of water or delayed defecation. Pregnancy, lack of exercise, and some medications, such as painkillers, can cause constipation. Often, increasing the amount of bran in your diet and drinking plenty of water each day can effectively prevent constipation. If you can not increase the amount of bran in your diet or if you do not have enough fiber in your diet, it is recommended that you consume stercolia to reduce constipation.
Stercolia activates the intestinal muscles by increasing the amount of fiber in the diet, causing the stool to move in your gut and defecate more easily.
Stercolia extract helps regulate food flow in the digestive system of people with long-term digestive problems. It is sometimes prescribed for people with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and after a variety of bowel surgeries.
Amount and method of using Stercolia
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Stercolia. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of Stercolia varies from person to person depending on the disease; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
- The usual dose for adults is 1-2 sachets per day, which should be taken after a meal.
- If your doctor prescribes this medicine for your child, take the medicine as directed by your doctor.
- Pour sachets of medicine into water or soft foods such as soup and yogurt and eat.
- Never chew the medicine powder alone.
- Avoid taking medicine at bedtime.
- If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to the use of the drug Stercolia
- Pay attention to the expiration date of the Stercolia medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
- Never give astrocolia to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Taking Stercolia during pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use this laxative without consulting your doctor because during these times, you should take medications that are only prescribed by your doctor.
The effect of Stercolia on driving and working with machines
If you have used this medicine, make sure you are healthy before driving or operating machinery.
Drug Interactions Stercolia drug
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with Stercolia include other laxatives.
Special warnings and precautions while taking Stercolia
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have severe constipation and feel severe gastrointestinal obstruction.
- If you have difficulty swallowing.
- If you want this medicine for your child (laxatives should be prescribed by a pediatrician).
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Side effects of Stercolia
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Abdominal pain and abdominal muscle contraction: These side effects go away after a while. If these problems persist, tell your doctor.
- Mild allergic symptoms such as shortness of breath and hives
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Stercolia.
Overdose of Stercolia (drug poisoning)
- Do not take more than the prescribed dose of Stercolia.
- If you feel that someone has drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as diarrhea, severe heartburn, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of Stercolia
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.