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Lax-Sachets Powder - For Oral Solution 30

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General Sale

Style number: 2396467

Brand:
Lax-Sachets
Gender:
Adult
Health Conditions:
Constipation
Health Conditions:
Bowel Support
Lax-Sachets Powder  - For Oral Solution 30

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    Description

    LAX-SACHETS Powder 30 For Oral Solution

    Lax-Sachets (equivalent to movicol), for the treatment of constipation , including chronic constipation, and the resolution of faecal impaction (as diagnosed by a doctor)

    What is LAX-SACHETS and what is it used for?  

    The name of this medicine is LAX-SACHETS 13.72g sachet, powder for oral solution. It is a laxative for the treatment of constipation in adults, adolescents and elderly. It is not recommended for children below 12 years of age.  

    LAX-SACHETS help you to have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time. LAX-SACHETS also works in very bad constipation called faecal impaction. 

    Directions

    Dosage:
    For constipation: Adults and Children over 12 years: 1 sachet daily, increasing to 2 or 3 sachets daily in divided doses. Not recommended to be taken for more than 2 weeks unless under medical advice.

    For faecal impaction: Adults and Children over 12 years: 8 sachets daily to be taken within 6 hours. Do not take for more than 3 days, unless under medical advice

    * Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. For further information, please refer to package insert.

    How to mix:  Open the sachet and pour the contents into a glass. Add about 125ml of water to the glass. Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the LAX-SACHETS solution is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it. If you like, you can add a flavour such as orange squash to the drink. 

    Administration:

    Each sachet should be dissolved in 125ml water. For use in faecal impaction 8 sachets may be dissolved in 1 litre of water. Sachets can be reconstituted in advance and kept covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

    Maximum recommended daily dose (8 sachets) contains sodium 1.5g

    Read all of leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine 

    ? Keep leaflet. You may need to read it again. 
    If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 
    If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. 

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients :
    Each 13.72g Sachet Contains:
    Sodium 186.9mg
    Chloride 234.9mg
    Potassium 26.4mg
    Bicarbonate 129.6mg

    On reconstitution in 125ml of water each sachet provides:
    Sodium 1.5g/L (65mmol/L)
    Chloride 1.9g/L (53mmol/L)
    Potassium 1.5g/L (5.4mmol/L)
    Bicarbonate 1.0g/L (17mmol/L)

    Warnings

    Warnings:
    Drink plenty of water, increase fibre in diet except in cases of medication-induced constipation. Prolonged use of laxatives is undesirable and may lead to dependence. If symptoms persist, seek medical advice.

    Read all of leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine 

    ? Keep leaflet. You may need to read it again. 
    ? If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 
    ? If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. 

     Storing LAX-SACHETS  

    Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children  

    Do not use LAX-SACHETS after the expiry date on the sachet.  

    Do not store above 25°C.  

    Once you have made up LAX-SACHETS in water, if you cannot drink it straight away keep it covered and in the fridge (2 – 8°C). Throw away any solution not used within a 24 hour period.  

    Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment. 

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    Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects please consult your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet.