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Logo PERILAX SUPPOSITORIES

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME:
(and dosage form)

PERILAX SUPPOSITORIES

COMPOSITION:
Each suppository contains:
Bisacodyl        10,0 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.5 Medicines acting on the gastro-intestinal tract : Laxative.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Promotes bowel movement by one or more direct actions on the intestine.

INDICATIONS:
Perilax is indicated for the treatment of occasional constipation and for use as bowel cleansing regimen prior to operation or radiography.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to the ingredients. Intestinal obstruction or undiagnosed abdominal symptoms.

WARNINGS:
This medicine should not be used in the presence of abdominal pain nausea or vomiting.
If you have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for a period of greater than 2 weeks, consult a doctor before using the laxative.
Frequent or prolonged use of Perilax may result in dependence on laxatives and loss of normal bowel function.
The use of Perilax suppositories beyond 1 week is not recommended except on the advice of a doctor.
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.
Do not use this product for bowel cleansing unless directed by a doctor.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
This product generally produces bowel movement in 15 minutes to one hour.
For constipation:
Adults:                        Insert one suppository.
Children under 12 years:        Insert half a suppository.
Adults: Prior to operation or radiography: Insert one suppository in the morning not later than 1½ hours before the operation or radiography.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Care should be taken in patients with rectal fissures or ulcerated haemorrhoids.
May cause irritation and repeated use may cause proctitis or sloughing of the epithelium.
May cause abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, colic, cramps. Prolonged use may lead to diarrhoea with excessive loss of water and electrolytes and possible atonic non-functioning colon.
Excessive purgation has been reported.
Care should be taken in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
See "Side-effects and Special Precautions". Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
White torpedo-shaped suppository.

PRESENTATION:
Packs of 10 individually sealed suppositories between PVC and polyethylene strips.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C. Protect from light. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
E/11.5/1559

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Pharmacare Limited
7 Fairclough Road
Port Elizabeth
6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
12 January 1996

                G727B
        KOHLER C&P P.E.

Directions for removing suppository from wrapping
{illustrated}

CUT ONE SUPPOSITORY OFF
SEPARATE THE PLASTIC FOIL
PULL TO RELEASE SUPPOSITORY

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