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Logo SUPER-TABS [TABLETS]

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

SUPER-TABS [TABLETS]

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains:
        Yellow
Phenolphthalein        194 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.5 Laxatives.

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

INDICATIONS:
For the relief of occasional constipation.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Sensitivity to Phenolphthalein, intestinal obstruction or undiagnosed abdominal symptoms.

WARNINGS:
Super-Tabs should not be used in the presence of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or for a period longer than one week, unless directed by a doctor. If you have noticed a change in bowel habits that has persisted for a period longer than one week or have rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative, which may be indicative of a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult a doctor.

Frequent or prolonged use of Super-Tabs may result in dependence on laxatives and loss of normal bowel function. If a skin rash appears or if a patient is known to be sensitive in any other regard to Phenolphthalein, Super-Tabs should be discontinued immediately and this or any other preparation containing Phenolphthalein should not be used in future.

Toxic epidermal necrolysis may be life-threatening.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
ADULTS: One Super-Tab with water in the morning or evening.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Excessive laxation or electrolytes depletion [with high doses], skin reactions, including non specific rashes, pigmentation and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Derangement of fluids and electrolytes, shock, intense metabolic acidosis, convulsions, acute renal failure and a possible fatal outcome.

Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION:
Biconvex, cerise coloured sugar coated tablets.

PRESENTATION:
12 Super-Tabs in a printed tube.
12 Super-Tabs in a blister pack.

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

REFERENCE NUMBER:
E.1030 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
S.A.D. SELF MEDICATION [PTY] LIMITED
[Co. Reg No. 92/04769/07]
Robbie de Lange Road, Wilsonia, EAST LONDON 5201
P O Box 422, EAST LONDON 5200

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
May 1985

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