Uses

This medication is used as a laxative to treat occasional episodes of constipation.Depending on the brand, this product may be taken by mouth and/or given rectally. Some products may only be given rectally. Be sure to check the label on your product for how to take your specific product.

How to use Sorbitol Solution

If you are taking this medication by mouth, follow your doctor's directions.

If you are using this medication rectally, properly mix an enema as directed by the product package or as directed by your doctor.

Do not use for longer than one week and do not take with additional laxatives or stool softeners unless directed by your doctor.

Laxatives should only be used temporarily until normal bowel habits return. Prolonged use can lead to laxative dependence.

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.