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On cremaffin syrup. Not taken, hard stools with blood. Side effects?

hi,I am 42 years old i hv only I take cremaffin syrup for last 6 years pl give me detail of its (creamaffin syrup) side effect .i would like to know whether this syrup has got any side effects since last 5 years. if i dont take the syrup night then in monring
very difficlut to pass.he passed hard stool sometimes with blood .pl advise me.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Hi; thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.

Cremaffin is Liquid Paraffin. It is a stool softener and thereby acts as a laxative. Laxatives cause fluid accumulation and promote evacuation of bowel.Liquid Paraffin is a mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons. It is bland and unpleasent to swallow. It should be used only occasionally and not on a regular basis.

When taken for prolonged period it interferes with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E and K leading to their deficiency. If it enters lung while swallowing, it may result in lipid (aspiration) pneumonia. It can also result in malabsorption (improper absorption), fluid and electrolyte deficiency.

Constipaton is only a symptom. It is not a disease. Irregular bowel habits, inadequate fiber diet, less water intake, lack of exercise can all result in constipation. Once you use a laxative, it takes 2 to 3 days for the large intestine (colon) to fill up fully. Till then you may not get the stimulation for passing motion. By then you are convinced that you have constipation and start taking the laxative. This results in regular intake of laxative. Once this habit forms, it is difficult to break and in the long run is not good for you.

Hard stools cause pain and bleeding. Drink plenty of water, have banana, fruits and plenty of vegetables and greens daily. Take diet rich in fiber to increase the bulk. Avoid eating spicy food.

Ihope this is useful to you.
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Cremaffin is not recommended to be used over prolonged periods (certainly not for years). Excessive use may result in (a) anal seepage and irritation, (b) development of foreign body granulomatous reaction and (c) impaired absorption of certain vitamins. Better to restrict and use only when absolutely necessary.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
Cremaffin syrup contains Liquid Paraffin. It can be used as an occasional laxative, but is unsuitable for regular use,
Cremaffin is well tolerated. Excessive use may result in anal seepage, irritation , granulomatous reaction and impaired absorption of vitamins.
Prolonged use of laxatives can make you body-dependant on them. If a dependency develops, a person will no longer just want to use laxatives.
Decreased bowel function, which may also come with intestinal injury or gastric damage.
It is good to modify your diet by adding fibrous food to get rid of constipation.
In Ayurvedam
Take TRIPHALA CHURNA with warm water, which consists of the Indian Goose berry , Belleric Myrobalan and Chebulic Mylobalan is a laxative and help to regulate digestion and elimination.
Take Nilavarai churna [ senna leaf] 100 gms with warm water at bed time.
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