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Sorbitol (By mouth)

Sorbitol (SOR-bi-tol)

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Sometimes used to empty your bowel before surgery or other medical procedures.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sorbitol. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to any other laxative medicines. You should not use this medicine if you have a blockage in your intestines. Tell your doctor if you cannot have fructose, or if you have other digestive problems. Tell your doctor if you have had a sudden change in bowel habits that has lasted two weeks, or if you have stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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