Microlax may be used whenever there is a need to relieve constipation or open the bowels, when there are certain disturbances of bowel movement or opening of the bowels, and in preparation for examination of the rectum (back passage). Microlax is a fast acting enema which works to soften bowel motions and gently assist bowel emptying without irritating the lining of the bowel.
1. Twist and pull the seal off the nozzle. 2. Squeeze the tube slightly so that a drop of Microlax smears the tip and thus makes insertion easier. 3. Insert the nozzle fully into the rectum. N.B. In children under 3 years of age insert only half the length of the nozzle (see indication on the nozzle). 4. Squeeze out the contents fully by squeezing the shoulder of the tube. 5. Keeping the tube squeezed tightly, withdraw the nozzle. Administer the contents of one tube rectally as a single dose.
Each Microlax tube contains the following active ingredients: sodium citrate 450mg, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate 45mg and sorbitol 3.125g.
Microlax also contains glycerol, sorbic acid and purified water, to 5 mL.
Microlax should be kept in a place where the temperature stays below 30°C. Do not store Microlax or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink. KEEP MICROLAX OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Do not use Microlax if you know that you are allergic to any of the ingredients which are listed under the heading, 'Product Description', at the end of the enclosed leaflet. Do not use Microlax after the expiry date printed on the box or on the bottom end of the tube. Do not use Microlax if the packaging is torn or shows signs that it may have been opened. Do not use Microlax to treat any other complaint unless your doctor says it is safe. If symptoms persist seek medical advice.