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Published: 7/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
D-SORBITOL Oral Sol. 75% Kowa
 Active ingredient:
D-Sorbitol
 Dosage form:
clear and colorless solution
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine has effect of prompting intestinal peristalsis moderately and laxative property. It is also used as source of energy by being absorbed and transformed to glucide.
It is usually used to speed up the procedure or prevent constipation in radiographic contrast. It is also used as nutritional support.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For speed up the procedure or prevention of constipation in radiographic contrast: In general, take 13 to 27 mL (10 to 20 g of the active ingredient) for 100 g of barium sulfate, adding to radiographic contrast agent. Strictly follow the instructions.
    For oral nutritional support
    : Take an appropriate amount as needed. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include abdominal pain, diarrhea, enlarged feeling of abdomen and abdominal wind. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • severe abdominal pain or diarrhea, vomiting  [intestinal perforation, intestinal ulcer, necrosis of intestine]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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