What Are The Uses Of Sorbitol?
Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, is a laxative. It is used for treating constipation. It works by drawing water into the intestines, thus stimulating bowel movements.
It is also used to treat hyperkalemia (in combination with other medicines) as well as a sweetener (sugar substitute).
What Are The Side Effects Of Sorbitol?
Some side effects of Sorbitol can be:
- Nausea, gas
- Stomach cramps
What Are The Contraindications Of Sorbitol?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Undiagnosed stomach pain
- A sudden change in bowel habits continuing for more than 2 weeks.
- Rectal bleeding