Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Maselekane | 2012-02-27


Lacson Syrup

Hi Doctor,

Is it safe to give lacson syrup to a 31/2 old baby. She is always constipated and drinking Novalac I.T formula.

Please advise.

Expert's Reply



Novalac IT formula is specially for babies who are constipated. It is surprising that this formula has not helped your baby.Although Lacson is safe, I would prefer you not to give it to your baby until she is 6 months old.The question here is why is your baby so constipated that she still needs a laxative even after she has been on Novalac IT. It would be best to consult your paediatrician about your baby's constipation. Your paediatrician should try to find the reason why your baby is so constipated.

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Posted by: mmm | 2016-07-11

hi can I use lacson while im pregnant

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Posted by: percock nontobeko | 2016-04-18

my baby boy is 1month now and his constipated what should i use to ease his poo?

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015-09-14

Hi my baby is one month old and is suffering with constipation I tried boiled water with brown sugar plus boiled water with honey nothing seems to help her I bought lascon syrup will it help her??and how long does it take to work

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015-07-09

This lacson is not helping at all

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Posted by: PRU | 2015-01-17

My 1 month baby boy is constipated about a week many tsp of Lacson should i give him daily.It takes how long to work??

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Posted by: Phethelwa | 2014-10-31

My baby is one month old can he use a lucson syrup for pooping

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Posted by: Lucky | 2014-10-20

Hy i hv a prblm my daughter is 1 year nd 10 months old she is constipented 4 abt a year nw hv changed formula 3 tyms nw stil da same so i dicided 2 gv hr lacson nw shes fine so hw long mst she use it

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Posted by: rene | 2014-09-04

Is using lacson safe to go to work as I need to travel far

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Posted by: Lee | 2012-03-23

Does Lacson Syrup make one gain weight?

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Posted by: Marie Dunstan | 2012-03-18

A friend of mine suggested Lacson suryp but my main problem is IBS (I''m not really constipated) I have taken various medications which only helps a little such as Bevispas, Librax, Spasmo canulaise LP299v etc Do you think that this syrup could be of any help to my problem - I must say my stools are sometimes a bit " hard" 
Thanking you

Marie DunstanOX

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