ConstipationAdult & childn >10 yr 1-2 tab daily at night. Childn 4-10 yr 1 tab daily at night. Prep for diagnostic procedures, pre- & post-op treatment & conditions requiring defecationAdult 2-4 tab the night before, then 1 adult supp in the morning of exam. Childn ≥4 yr 1 tab the night before, then 1 ped supp on the following morning.
Not to be taken on a continuous daily basis or for extended periods w/o investigating the cause of constipation. Prolonged excessive use may lead to fluid & electrolyte imbalance & hypokalaemia. Discontinue use & restart only under medical supervision in patients suffering from fluid loss where dehydration may be harmful. Does not help w/ wt loss. Haematochezia. Dizziness &/or syncope. If patients experience abdominal spasm, avoid potentially hazardous tasks eg, driving or operating machinery. Renal insufficiency. Pregnancy. Childn. Elderly.
Increased risk of electrolyte imbalance w/ (in excessive doses) diuretics & adrenocorticoids. Electrolyte imbalance may increase sensitivity to cardiac glycosides. May enhance GI side effects w/ other laxatives.