MEGALAX LAXATIVE

Oral Liquids

MEGALAX LAXATIVE

PACKING:
72x170ml

COMPOSITION:
Each 15ml contains
Liquid Paraffin
3.75 ml
Milk of Magnesia   
I.P.    
11.25 ml
In a flavoured base
q.s.
 
DESCRIPTION:
Liquid paraffin is a very highly refined mineral oil used in cosmetics and for medical purposes. Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. As a suspension in water, it is often called milk of magnesia because of its milk-like appearance.
 
MECHANISM OF ACTION:
Milk of magnesia increases the osmotic gradient in the gut and stimulates peristalsis resulting in efficient bowel evacuation. Liquid paraffin lubricates bowel and softens the stools.
 
INDICATIONS:
Milk of magnesia is used as an antacid to neutralize stomach acid and provide relief from heartburn, upset stomach, or indigestion., and as a laxative. Also for bowel clearance before radioscopy.
 
CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to any ingredient; nausea, vomiting or other symptoms of appendicitis, acute abdominal surgery, intestinal obstruction, undiagnosed abdominal pain, pregnancy and lactation.
 
SIDE EFFECTS:
Liquid paraffin may cause perianal pruritus and interfere with post-operative healing following anorectal surgery. Small amount of magnesium gets absorbed in the circulation and may cause occasional toxicity particularly in presence of kidney damage.
 
DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Laxatives containing magnesium salt impair absorption of tetracyclines and quinolone antibiotics.
 
DOSAGE:
As directed by the physician.
 
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Megalax is best taken at bedtime with lukewarm water and if necessary, again in the morning.
Prolonged use is not recommended.
 
STORAGE:
Store in cool and dry place. Protect from direct sunlight.
 
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
 
PRESENTATION:    170ml bottle
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