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Softovac Sf Powder 100 Gm

Softovac Sf Powder 100 Gm

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    • Rs. 124.00

    Uses :

    Psyllium Psyllium is a type of fiber used as a bulk-forming laxative to treat constipation. It also helps in controlling weight, lowering cholesterol levels, and treating irritable bowel syndrome. Senna Senna is used as a laxative to treat constipation. It is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and weight loss. It is also used to prepare or clear bowel before diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy. Haritaki Haritaki is a mild laxative. It helps in detoxification and improving the digestion. It has purgative and astringent properties. It can be used to treat constipation, cough, weight loss, and ulcers. It eases the bowel movements in patients with hemorrhoids. Licorice Licorice is used to treat stomach ulcer, chronic gastritis, and heartburn. It is also used to treat respiratory problems such as a sore throat, cough, bronchitis, and other bacterial or viral infections. It also helps in reducing stress. Cassia Cassia fistula is used in the treatment of constipation, fever, common cold, and skin irritation. It helps in easing bowel movements in case of intestinal disorders.

    Mode of drug action


    Psyllium Psyllium husk improves body metabolism, reduces appetite, improves digestion, and gives a feel of fullness before meals. Senna Senna contains chemicals called sennosides that irritate the bowel resulting in a laxative effect. Haritaki Haritaki, a component of Softovac increases the production of mucus to protect the stomach and prevent the formation of ulcers, and increase in acidity. This effect also helps in improving digestion. Licorice Licorice contains glycyrrhizic acid that can prevent the growth of helicobacter pylori and aid in quick recovery from the stomach ulcer or other gastrointestinal problems. In the case of respiratory problems, it helps in the production of healthy phlegm. Cassa Cassa reduces fat absorption in the intestine and functions as a mild laxative. Tannins inhibit the extracellular microbial enzymes, thus exhibiting antimicrobial activity.

    What are the common side effects?

    Psyllium The common side effects of psyllium husk are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and flatulence. In the case of hypersensitivity, hives, shortness of breath, swelling, chest pain, and vomiting are observed. Senna The common side effects of senna are abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, and weight loss. Haritaki Haritaki reduces blood sugar levels. It may also cause weight loss and reduction in sexual strength. Licorice The common side effects of licorice are low potassium levels, high blood pressure, and muscle weakness. Cassia The common side effects of cassia fistula are heavy purgation and abdominal pain.

    Warning

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    Special precautions for safe use

    • Softovac medicine is not recommended for the long term use as it may cause dizziness and flatulence.

    • Softovac side effects also worsen with chronic use.

    • Softovac is not recommended for use in children under the age of 5 years.

    • Softovac is not indicated for diarrhea.

    • Softovac is not indicated for individuals with lean body mass.

    What else should I know?

    1. Can I take psyllium husk every day? Psyllium husk cannot be taken every day as it can cause excessive diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating.

    2. What is the dose of psyllium husk to treat constipation? A daily dose of 15 g (5 g thrice daily) is recommended to treat constipation. The dose may be adjusted depending on each individual’s condition.

    3. How to take psyllium husk? Psyllium husk should be taken with water. If the powder or husk is taken without water, it results in sapping and subsequent choking. It can be taken with or without food.

    4. Is psyllium husk gluten free? Psyllium husk is from the small seeds and does not have gluten. However, gluten may be present in small amounts in some psyllium supplements due to the addition of other ingredients during the manufacturing process.

    5. Is psyllium husk available over-the-counter? Yes. Psyllium husk is available as an over-the-counter medication. Senna

    1. How long can I use senna? Senna can be used for two weeks. However, consult your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

    2. What are the effects seen due to long term use? Use of senna for long term causes dependence. It also alters the electrolyte levels leading to liver damage and muscle weakness.

    3. I have a history of heart disease, can I use senna? No. Senna can cause electrolyte disturbances worsening the symptoms of heart disease.

    4. Can I take digoxin with senna? No. Senna is a stimulant laxative that decreases potassium levels leading to an increase in the severity of digoxin side effects. Take a doctor’s advice before using senna.

    5. Can I take warfarin with senna? Take a doctor’s advice before using senna if you are taking warfarin as senna can worsen bleeding. Haritaki

    1. Can haritaki be used in individuals with lean body mass? No. Haritaki causes weight loss. Therefore, individuals with lean body mass should avoid the use of haritaki.

    2. Can haritaki be used in patients with diabetes mellitus? Haritaki reduces blood sugar levels. However, it should be used with caution if you are antidiabetic medications as concomitant use may result in severe hypoglycemia.

    3. Can haritaki be used during pregnancy? Haritaki may affect fetal growth. Therefore, it is recommended to consult a doctor before using haritaki during pregnancy.

    4. What is the nutritional value of haritaki? Haritaki is a rich source of vitamin C. It also contains minerals such as selenium, manganese, potassium, iron, and copper.

    5. How to take haritaki powder? Take the necessary amount of powder in a bowl and add boiled water. Drink the liquid once it reaches lukewarm temperature. It is preferably taken before going to bed. Licorice

    1. What are the symptoms of licorice overdose? Licorice contains glycyrrhiza, which in overdoses, causes pseudoaldosteronism. This causes an increase in blood pressure, weakness, and sometimes heart failure.

    2. When will licorice start working? The beneficial effects of licorice can be seen within six to 12 weeks.

    3. Is licorice safe? Using high doses of licorice for more than two weeks leads to adverse effects such as high blood pressure, fatigue, and fluid retention.

    4. Can I use licorice with potassium supplements? Licorice may decrease the effectiveness of potassium supplements.

    5. Can licorice be used during pregnancy? Licorice may be teratogenic and its use during pregnancy may impair child’s intelligence and behavior. Consult a doctor for case-specific recommendations. Cassia

    1. What is the medicinal value of cassia fistula? Cassia fistula leaves contain anthraquinone derivatives and tannins that are used to treat skin diseases. The bark contains tannins, phlobaphenes that can treat skin infections such as boils, leprosy, and ringworm infections. Fruit pulp contains rhein (volatile oil) that can treat flatulence, intermittent fever, and inflammations.

    2. Can cassia fistula be used during pregnancy? Self-medication of cassia fistula is not advised. So, consult a doctor before using this medication during pregnancy.

    3. Does cassia fistula reduce weight? Yes. Cassia fistula can aid in weight loss but its use is recommended with a doctor’s advice.

    4. Does cassia fistula help in purification of blood? Cassia fistula contains anthraquinone that helps in detoxification of the blood.

    5. How cassia fistula is used to treat common cold? The smoke from the burning of the cassia fistula root is inhaled to treat the common cold or running nose.

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