FENOLAX. 5 mg. 30 tablets
FENOLAX. 5 mg. 30 tablets
FENOLAX WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Bisacodyl laxative has a direct effect on the colon. Increases the amount of unused water and electrolytes into the colon , which further affects laxative.
Gastric emptying is so effectively that in some cases can substitute enema .
FENOLAX use in :
- Constipation of various etiologies ( common and chronic in-patient customary in old age, after a change in diet in the postoperative period) ;
- Bowel cleansing prior to diagnostic tests;
- Preparation of the intestine for final rinse enema before surgery ;
- The need for quick cleaning of the intestine , for example in preparation for birth .
2.Before TAKE FENOLAX
Do not take FENOLAX
- If you are allergic ( hypersensitive) to bisacodyl or any of the other ingredients of FENOLAKS ;
- If you have acute abdomen ;
- If you have bowel obstruction ;
- If you have appendicitis ;
- If you have inflammation of the digestive tract ;
- If you have bleeding from the digestive tract ;
- If you have abdominal pain of unknown origin , nausea and vomiting ;
- Do not be taken by children under 6 years of age.
Take special care with FENOLAX
- Avoid systematic and continuous application bisacodyl as this leads to exacerbation of constipation and inability to defecate without the use of more potent laxatives ;
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Increased excretion of water and electrolytes associated with laxative effects of bisacodyl may cause deficiency of potassium. This requires caution, especially in patients receiving other medicinal products:
- Leading to loss of this ion (e.g., diuretics, furosemide (5- adrenomimetic agents, minerals , and glucocorticosteroids , amphotericin B, tetracosactide )
- Whose toxicity increases with lack of potassium in the body (eg, cardiac glycosides ) ;
It is not recommended in combination :
- Antiarrhythmics - amiodarone, bretylium , disopyramide , sotalol ;
- H2 blockers and Antacids - Concomitant administration within one hour;
- Stemizol , terfenadine , erythromycin, bepridil, halofantrine, pentamidine, sultopride , vincamine , quinidine .
Taking FENOLAX with food and drink
Milk and neutralizing stomach contents , weaken the effect of bisacodyl .
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine .
Although absorbed in small amounts from the digestive tract due to lack of human clinical studies concerning the safety of the fetus and infant intake of bisacodyl is recommended only with a prescription.
Driving and using machines
No effect .
Important information about some of the ingredients of FENOLAX
It contains lactose. If the patient is found intolerance to some sugars , it is required to consult their doctor before taking the drug .
3 . HOW TO TAKE FENOLAX
Always take FENOLAKS exactly as your doctor tells you . If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual dose is:
Adults and children over 12 years: 1-3 gastro-resistant tablets once daily.
Children from b to 12 years: 1 tablet a once daily .
FENOLAKS is produced in the form of a coated tablet , thereby preventing irritation on the stomach . Gastro-resistant tablets are swallowed whole (not chewed or crushed ) before sleep or half an hour before breakfast.
Bisacodyl are absorbed from the digestive tract in a minimal amount . Defecation is usually performed about 6 hours after oral administration (after 8-12 h of dosing at bedtime ) .
Do not take longer than 10 days.
If you take more dose FENOLAX
Bisacodyl overdose can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and elastic disturbances in fluid and electrolyte balance.
If you forget to take FENOLAX
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, FENOLAX can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .
The following are possible side effects:
- Abdominal discomfort , spastic abdominal pain even intestinal colic .
- Continuous administration exacerbates constipation , can cause diarrhea as a result of which leads to the great loss of water and electrolytes ( especially potassium) , but also to the dysfunction of the large intestine .
If any of the side effects gets serious , or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5 . HOW TO STORE FENOLAX
Store at temperatures below 25 ° C.
Protect from light and moisture.
Keep out of reach of children.
FENOLAX not use after the expiry date stated on the carton .
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.
6 . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What does FENOLAX
- Active substance is bisacodyl , 5 mg / tablet .
- The other ingredients are:
Tablet core : Potato starch , lactose , talc , magnesium stearate, gelatine .
Tablet coating : Cellulose acetate phthalate , shellac , polysorbate 20 , sucrose, acacia , cochineal red ( E124 ) .
FENOLAKS looks like and contents of pack
FENOLAKS are pink , round, gastro-resistant tablets. Packed 30 tablets in a blister , comprising AL / PVC foil , placed in a cardboard box.