Each 15ml contains
Milk of Magnesia
In a flavoured base
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 the bowel and softens the stools.
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.
Hypersensitivity to any ingredient; nausea, vomiting or other symptoms of appendicitis, acute abdominal surgery, intestinal obstruction, undiagnosed abdominal pain, pregnancy and lactation.
Liquid paraffin may cause perianal pruritus and interfere with post-operative healing following anorectal surgery. A small amount of magnesium gets absorbed in the circulation and may cause occasional toxicity, particularly in presence of kidney damage.
Laxatives containing magnesium salt impair absorption of tetracyclines and quinolone antibiotics.
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.
Store in a cool and dry place. Protect from direct sunlight.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
PRESENTATION: 170ml bottle