DRUG ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SORELAX™
Issued for Doctor’s convenience
To be used by Hospital, Laboratory & Registered Medical Practitioner
Each 5ml contains :-
Milk of Magnesia [Mg(OH)2]————-300mg
PHARMACOKINETICS FACTS & ETHICS >>>
Liquid Paraffin :
Medicinal liquid paraffin, also known as paraffinum liquidum, is a very highly refined mineral oil used in cosmetics and for medical purposes. This is a UK definition (British Pharmacopoeia) and the term may have different uses in other countries.
Liquid paraffin is considered to have a limited usefulness as an occasional laxative, but is unsuitable for regular use as it can seep from the anus and cause irritation.
Liquid paraffin is also used in combination with magnesium as an osmotic laxative, sold under the trade name SoRelax™
Magnesium Hydroxide :
Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves. Magnesium hydroxide also reduces stomach acid, and increases water in the intestines which may induce defecation.
Magnesium hydroxide is used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation (irregularity) and as an antacid to relieve indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn.
Magnesium hydroxide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sodium Picosulfate :
Sodium picosulfate (INN, also known as sodium picosulphate) is a contact laxative used as a treatment for constipation or to prepare the large bowel before colonoscopy or surgery.
Orally administered sodium picosulfate is generally used for thorough evacuation of the bowel, usually for patients who are preparing to undergo a colonoscopy. It works very quickly, so access to a toilet at all times is recommended. It starts off by making bowel movements looser and more frequent, but within an hour or so of taking it the patient should experience diarrhea.
The most common side effects of picosulfate are abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
The use of sodium picosulfate has also been associated with certain electrolyte disturbances, such as hyponatremia and hypokalemia. Patients are often required to drink large amounts of clear fluids as well as rehydrate to reestablish the electrolyte balance.
DOSAGE >>> Take 20ml (Prefarably at bedtime with Water) or As directed by Physician
Do not use without a doctor’s advice if you have stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting only.
Call your doctor at once if you have if you have a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks.
Do not use this medicine without a doctor’s advice if you are pregnant.
Do not use for longer than 7 days without medical advice.
Source : Wikipedia (Liquid Paraffin / Sodium Picosulfate)
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