How it should be taken
It comes as a capsule, syrup, and enema to take by mouth with or without food and through rectal.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Adult: PO- As Ca: 240 mg/day. As Na: 50-300 mg/day in divided doses, up to 500 mg/day. Rectal: 120-200 mg as an enema.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, intestinal obstruction, undiagnosed abdominal pain and prolonged use.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a stool softener, prescribed for constipation. It works by increasing the amount of water into the bowel, which softens the stools.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bowel obstruction, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, rectal bleeding, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
If you experience absence of bowel movement or rectal bleeding after taking this medication, consult with your doctor.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.