Agiolax

Agiolax

Manufacturer:

Mylan Healthcare

Distributor:

Antah Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per 5 g Plantago ovata seed 2.6 g, Ispaghula husk 0.11 g, Tinnevelly senna pods 0.34-0.66 g equiv to 15 mg hydroxyanthracene derivatives calculated as sennoside B
Indications/Uses
Traditionally used for constipation.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn >10 yr 1-2 tsp (1-2 sachet) after evening meal.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Swallow granules whole w/ 250 mL of liqd. Do not chew/crush. Take at least 30 min-1 hr after other medications. Do not take immediately before bedtime. Ensure adequate fluid intake.
Contraindications
GI stenoses, ileus, uncontrolled diabetes, acute inflammatory intestinal disease, severe dehydration, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. Childn <10 yr.
Special Precautions
Long-term treatment. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Spasmodic GI complaints (rare). Hypersensitivity reactions to plantago (very rare). Possible harmless red colouring of urine. Pigment deposition in the intestinal mucosa. Water & electrolyte balance disorders (long-term use), K loss (can cause cardiac function disorders, myasthenia). Protein & food in urine (long-term use).
Drug Interactions
Cardiac glycosides, antiarrhythmics, diuretics, cortisone, licorice root. Delayed absorption of other drugs present in GIT (plantago).
ATC Classification
A06AB56 - senna glycosides, combinations ; Belongs to the class of contact laxatives.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Agiolax granules for oral soln
Packing/Price
5 g x 14 × 1's
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