INDICATIONS     CONTRA-INDICATIONS     DOSAGE     SIDE-EFFECTS     PREGNANCY     OVERDOSE     IDENTIFICATION     PATIENT INFORMATION

Logo SURGE SALTS [POWDER]

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

SURGE SALTS [POWDER]

COMPOSITION:
Each 8,5 g sachet contains :
Anhydrous
Sodium Sulphate        8,5 g

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.5 Laxatives.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Sodium Sulphate acts by its osmotic properties, thus increasing stimulation of fluid secretion, thereby promoting bowel movement.

INDICATIONS:
For the relief of constipation in adults.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Sensitivity to Sodium Sulphate. Should not be used in patients with impared renal function. Do not use in patients with megacolon, as hypernatremic dehydration may occur.

WARNING:
Contains 2,754 g Sodium per 8,5 g sachet. This medicine should not be used in the presence of abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting. This product should not be used for a period longer than one week, unless directed by a doctor. If you have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for a period longer than 2 weeks, consult a doctor before using Surge Salts.
Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative may indicate a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult a doctor. Frequent or prolonged use may result in dependence on laxatives and loss of normal bowel function.
Sodium excess may be caused by inadequate fluid intake, excessive fluid losses, excessive administration of sodium, impaired renal function and aldosteronism. Retention of sodium leads to accumulation of extracellular fluid which may affect the cerebral, pulmonary, or peripheral circulations. If you have a kidney disease, do not use this product except under the supervision of a doctor.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Dissolve one sachet (8,5 g) in half a glass of warm water, allow to cool, and then drink. To be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Not recommended for use in children under the age of 12 years.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Acute ingestion may cause gastro-intestinal irritation and watery diarrhoea.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Refer to side effects and special precautions. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A white, odourless, hygroscopic powder with a bitter saline taste.

PRESENTATION:
8,5 g sachet.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C in a well closed container.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
M/11.5/22

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
PHARMACARE LIMITED
[Co. Reg. No. 04/00252/06]
7 Fairclough Road
Korsten
PORT ELIZABETH
6020

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
September 1998

Updated on this site: September 2007
Source: Pharmaceutical Industry

SAEPI HOME PAGE      TRADE NAME INDEX      GENERIC NAME INDEX      FEEDBACK
Information presented by Malahyde Information Systems © Copyright 1996-2007