One sachet contains the active substance – Macrogol 4000 (polyethylene glycol 4000) 10 g,
excipients: sodium saccharin, orange-grapefruit flavor.
Pharmacokinetic data confirm the absence of intestinal absorption and metabolism of Macrogol 4000 after oral administration.
The drug belongs to the group of osmotic laxatives. High-molecular compound Macrogol 4000 is a long linear polymers that hold water molecules through hydrogen bonds. Due to this, after oral administration of Macrogol 4000, the volume of intestinal contents increases. The laxative effect occurs relatively slowly – 24-48 hours after taking the drug.
The non-absorbed liquid, which is located in the intestinal lumen, maintains the laxative effect of the solution.
Indications for use
– for the symptomatic treatment of constipation in adults and children over 12 years of age.
Method of administration and dosage
Treatment regimen for adults and children over 12 years of age: 1-2 sachets per day (preferably at one time in the morning) for symptomatic treatment of constipation.
The duration of treatment is determined individually in agreement with the doctor.
In the presence of temporary constipation, associated, for example, with a change in lifestyle (surgery, travel, etc.), a short-term intake of the drug is recommended.
Each sachet must be dissolved in one glass of water. Take with meals.
The effect of Forlax® is manifested in 24 – 48 hours after administration.
– diarrhea when using large doses, which stops 24-48 hours after drug withdrawal. After that, taking the drug can be continued at a lower dosage.
– possible: abdominal pain, especially in patients with functional bowel disorders
– extremely rare: allergic reactions in the form of rash, urticaria, edema.
All undesirable phenomena, including those not mentioned in this instruction, should be reported to the doctor.
– hypersensitivity to polyethylene glycol
-inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease) -complete or partial intestinal obstruction -abdominal pain of unclear etiology.
– children under 12 years old
– severe heart failure
With the simultaneous intake of other drugs, it is possible to reduce their absorption.
Forlax® does not contain sugar, it can be prescribed for patients with diabetes mellitus, as well as for patients whose diet is excluded from galactose.
Medical treatment of constipation should be in addition to dietary procedures with an increase in the diet of foods containing fiber (greens, raw vegetables, wholemeal bread, fruits), intake of a sufficient amount of fluid, as well as an increase in physical activity (sports, walking).
Pregnancy and lactation
The drug can be prescribed during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Features of the influence of the drug on the ability to drive a vehicle or potentially dangerous mechanisms
Treatment: temporary withdrawal of the drug or dose reduction.
Store at a temperature not exceeding + 250C.
Keep out of the reach of children!
Shelf life – 5 years
Do not use the drug after the expiration date indicated on the package.