Micralax is indicated whenever an enema is necessary to relieve constipation: in dyschezia, especially in bedridden patients. Sodium alkylsulphoacetate 0.90% w/v; sodium citrate BP 9.0% w/v. Adults and children aged 3 years and over: Administer the contents of one micro-enema rectally, inserting the full length of the nozzle. No lubricant is needed as a drop of the mixture is sufficient.
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Dosage & Administration
Always use Micralax exactly as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Your doctor or pharmacist will
choose the dose that is right for you.
Your dose will be shown clearly on
the label that your pharmacist puts
on your medicine. If it does not, or
you are not sure, ask your doctor or
Adults and Children aged 3 years and
• Micralax usually works within 5 to
15 minutes, so make sure you are
near a toilet before using it
• Always use a fresh tube of
Micralax every time.
• The usual dose is one tube.
Remember: if after a few days
treatment you are still constipated,
you must see your doctor.
You should not use laxatives for a
Lie down on your side with your knees
drawn up towards your tummy. If you
prefer you can sit on the toilet
• Pull or twist the black cap off the tube
• You can lubricate the nozzle to make it
easier to put in. Squeeze a drop of
medicine out onto the nozzle
• Put the full length of the nozzle into
your back passage
• Gently squeeze the tube until it is
• Keep squeezing the tube as you pull the
nozzle out. This is to stop the medicine
being drawn back into the tube
• Wait for the laxative to work. This
takes 5-15 minutes.
If you use more Micralax than you
If you accidentally use too much Micralax,
contact the nearest hospital casualty
department or your doctor as soon as
If you have any further questions about
the use of this medicine, ask your doctor
Do not use Micralax if:
• You are allergic to sodium citrate
or sodium alkylsulphoacetate
• You are allergic to any of the other
ingredients in Micralax (see section 6)
• You have an inflammatory bowel
If any of the above applies to you talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, trying to become
pregnant or breast-feeding ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice
before using Micralax.
Like all medicines Micralax can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Most people find that using this medicine
causes no side effects, provided it is used
If you use Micralax too much it may
cause diarrhoea or loss of fluid.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or