This medication is a hyperosmotic laxative used to treat occasional constipation.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, renal failure, hepatic failure, inborn errors of metabolism.
Adult Dose for Constipation: Oral: 30 to 150 mL (70% solution) once. Rectal: 120 mL (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once.
Pediatric Dose for Constipation (2 to 11 years): Oral: 2 mL/kg (70% solution) once. Rectal: 30 to 60 mL (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once. Greater than or equal to 12 years: Oral: 30 to 150 mL (70% solution) once. Rectal: 120 mL (25% to 30% solution) as a rectal enema once.
It comes as a solution to take by mouth with or without food.
Nausea, gas, diarrhea, stomach cramps or anal irritation, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, rectal bleeding, weakness, dizziness, persistent urge to empty the bowel, injury or disorder in digestive tract.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.