Cremaffin medicine is one of the liquid laxatives composed of liquid paraffin and milk of magnesia. It is used for relieving constipation. Get to know how Cremaffin works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Cremaffin is not suggested.
When administered orally both of the active ingredients present in the syrup are not systematically absorbed. It is available in the form of syrup, and each 15ml syrup consists of 3.75ml liquid paraffin and 11.25ml milk of magnesia. Cremaffin plus syrup also consist of same ingredients as that of Cremaffin syrup but, the only difference between Cremaffin and Cremaffin plus is that the later contains an extra active ingredient called sodium pico-sulfate that acts as a stool softener.
Manufacturer and price
Cremaffin is manufactured by Abbott healthcare. The Cremaffin syrup price is Rs.84 for 170ml, and Cremaffin syrup plus price is Rs.123.86 for 200ml.
How long does Cremaffin take to works and how it works?
This takes about 12-24 hours to start working and sometimes it may take about 2-3 days to show its effect on the body. When taken in the recommended dosage, it acts as a stool softener and for treatment of constipation. When it is taken orally, it stimulates the bowel muscles thereby enhancing peristalsis. This enhancement helps in propelling the fecal matters out from the body. It also lubricates the stools and neutralizes the acid content of the stomach.
Cremaffin uses and benefits
This medicine is highly effective when taken as prescribed. Following are some of its uses and benefits:
- Liquid paraffin present in this medicine acts as a laxative that helps in the easy passing of the stools from the body.
- Milk of magnesia helps in relieving constipation, and for treatment of acidity, heartburn as well as acid indigestion.
- It has a soothing effect on stomach ulcers and neutralizes acids present in the stomach.
- It helps in relieving pain in rectum and anus.
- Increases the water level in intestines
- It is safe to take Cremaffin syrup during pregnancy for treating constipation, acidity and stomach upsets, but under the proper guidance of the physician.
- Babies above the age two years can also take this medicine in recommended amount for relieving constipation but occasionally.
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Cremaffin Side effects
Some of the possible side effects caused by Cremaffin syrup are
- Loose motion
- Appetite loss
- Weak muscles
- Irritation in anus
- Pain in the abdomen due to cramps.
- Skin itching
- Minor cardiac problems
Before using this syrup, you should tell your doctor about all other medicines you are using as some of the medicines may counteract with it. Besides, you should not use this medicine if you are suffering from following conditions:
- Allergic reactions
- Severe pain in stomach
- Intolerance to galactose or fructose
- Bowel disease or punctured bowel
- People with anorexia
- Diseases like diverticulitis, obstruction of the bowel and other disorders in intestines.
- Suffering from kidney diseases
The best time to take Cremaffin laxative syrup is during bedtime and most preferably with water, and if required it can also be taken in the morning. But it is always recommended to consult a doctor before taking. Dosage depends on age, and conditions, so need to be used with proper advice from your doctor.
This syrup can be easily mixed with ice cream and yogurt to the kids for better tasting thus improving the palatability.
- Should be kept in places below 28-degree Celsius.
- It should not be kept in refrigerator
- Expired contents should be disposed of immediately.
- Keep it away from the reach of children.
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Ms. Nikita Saraswat graduated as a gold medalist in B. Pharma from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2012. Subsequently, she has earned a Master in Pharmacology from Council of Scientific Research – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (CSIR-IITR). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor as well as pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Nikita is also a passionate author who loves to keep herself updated with the latest advances in medicine and health. She regularly publishes her writings on medicine at HealthClues and has also published various research papers and healthcare books in reputed publications including the Bentham Science Journal, UGC and Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.