FORLAX 10g is indicated in symptomatic treatment of constipation in adults and children aged 8 years and above.
For a sachet of 10.167 g: Macrogol (INN) 4000 10.000g, Saccharin sodium 0.017g, Orange-grapefruit flavor 0.150g. Orange-grapefruit flavor contains: Orange and grapefruit oils, concentrated orange juice, citral, acetaldehyde, linalol, ethyl butyrate, alpha terpineol, octanal, beta gamma hexenol, maltodextrine, gum Arabic, sorbitol (E420), BHA (E320) and sulphur dioxide (E220).
How it Works
Pharmacology: Macrogols of high molecular weight are long linear polymers which retain water molecules by means of hydrogen bonds. Administered by oral route, they give rise to an increase in the volume of intestinal liquids. The volume of unabsorbed intestinal liquid accounts for the laxative properties of the solution.
Dosage/Direction for Use
The dosage is 1 to 2 sachets per day. The content of each sachet must be dissolved in a glass of water for oral consumption. The effect of FORLAX becomes apparent within 24 to 48 hours after its administration. In children, treatment should not exceed 3 months. Treatment-induced restoration of bowel movement will be maintained by lifestyle and dietary measures.In all cases, the patient must strictly comply with the doctor's prescription or the pharmacist's advice.
FORLAX 10g should remain a temporary adjuvant treatment to appropriate lifestyle and dietary management of constipation, with a maximum 3-months treatment course in children. If symptoms persist despite associated dietary measures, an underlying cause should be suspected and treated.