An isotonic solution containing macrogol 3350 and electrolytes with laxative activity.
Macrogol 3350-based oral osmotic laxative promotes the retention of water in the bowel, thereby increasing the water content of stool, which results in increased gastrointestinal motility and stool transit time and evacuation of colonic contents.
Macrogol 3350 is also known as polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350.
Bowel evacuation - macrogol 4,000 or 3,350 mixed with electrolytes - solution containing about 59, 60 or 105 g/L of the macrogol: 200-300 mL repeated every 10-15 mins till the rectal effluent is clear. Max: 3-4 L.
Chronic constipation - solution containing 105 g/L of macrogol: 125 mL 1-3 times/day. Max duration: 2 wk.
Faecal impaction - solution containing 105 g/L of macrogol: 8 doses of 125 mL w/in 6 hr. Max duration: 3 days.
Adverse drug reactions: abdominal distension and pain, nausea, diarrhoea, anal irritation, allergic reactions.