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Laxan

bisacodyl

Suppositories 10 mg

ATC A06AB02

Issued without prescription

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

Constipation, either chronic or acute, whenever a stimulant laxative is required.

Bowel clearance before surgery or radiological investigation. Replacement of the evacuant enema in all its indications.


POSOLOGY AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION

Short-term treatment for constipation:

Adults and children over 10 years: 1 suppository (10 mg) daily for immediate effect.

Recommended daily dose should not be exceeded.

In the management of constipation, once regularity has been restarted, administration of suppositories can be stopped.

Children aged 10 years or younger with chronic or persistent constipation should only be treated under the guidance of a physician. LAXAN should not be used in children aged 4 years or younger.

For preparation of diagnostic procedures and preoperatively

For adults and children over 10 years, for preparation of diagnostic procedures, in pre- and postoperative treatment and in medical conditions which require defaecation to be facilitated, 1 suppository (10 mg) bisacodyl should be used under medical supervision, in combination with other oral laxatives.

Instructions for use:

Suppositories are usually effective in about 20 minutes (usual range 10 to 30 minutes). Rarely the laxative effect has been reported 45 minutes after administration. They should be unwrapped and inserted into the rectum pointed end first.

No specific information on the use of this product in the elderly is available. Clinical trials have included patients over 65 years and no adverse reactions specific to this age group have been reported.


CONTRAINDICATIONS

Bisacodyl is contraindicated in patients with ileus, intestinal obstruction, acute abdominal conditions including appendicitis, acute inflammatory bowel diseases, and severe abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting which may be indicative of the aforementioned severe conditions.

Bisacodyl is also contraindicated in severe dehydration and in patients with known hypersensitivity to bisacodyl or any other component of the product.

Bisacodyl suppositories should not be used when anal fissures or ulcerative proctitis with mucosal damage are present.


COMPOSITION

1 supository contains 10 mg bisacodyl.


PACKAGING

Box with 6 suppositories of 10 mg in strip.

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