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Child took Creamafin for constipation. Now diarrhea. Will it cause side effects?

Hello Doctor, My child was having constipation problem doctor prescribed her with 10 ml creamafin once a day, she was ok and then started with diarrhoea so the dose became 7.5 and now it is 5 ml. I am giving her juices, greens, etc., too, now for the past 2 days she is going toilet once for 2 days with 5 ml creammafin. She has been using this for 2 months shall I stop giving her, is this a very big problem, I am afraid it may cause side effect my doctor is out of station can i seek any other pediatric for this problem.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
As the child is having diarrhea you can stop giving cremaffin and you can give sips of oral rehydrating fluids to prevent dehydration. And you can give dietary fibre conaining diet whenever child is having constipation as the dietary fibre retains water in stool and make it soft and smooth passing of stool.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
thanks for query..constipation is very common problem in children and this is mainly related to dietary habits.i advise you to give her plenty of fluids,diet rich in fibre,green leafy vegetables.stop fried food,junk food.With these modifications she will improve soon for the time being continue cremaffin 5ml.
hope i answered your query.
god bless.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

Don`t worry. You may stop cremaffin.
Give her plenty of fluids- water, fresh juices prepared at home, vegetables, fresh fruits.

You may also give her concentrated sugar solution - prepared by adding 5 to 6 teaspoons of sugar in a glass of water, boiling, cooling and straining it in a filter- this can be given twice or thrice a day.

A glass of luke warm water in the morning daily will also help her.
Avoid junk food.

She will be fine with these.
Instead of cremaffin, lactulose (duphalac) will be better- as it does not cause dependence.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your kid good health.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Himanshu Pandey's  Response
Hi mangala ! What you are doing , creamafin mostly for Sos. It is not medication for digestive upset. child are small, try natural method more if won't help then try this. In long term creamafin has many anal side effect. Stop at once try to talk with pediatric if you can take care. Bye.
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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