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Logo DR MACKENZIE'S VEINOIDS (TABLETS)

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

DR MACKENZIE'S VEINOIDS (TABLETS)

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains:
Phenolphthalein Yellow 16,0 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.5 Laxatives.

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

INDICATIONS:
For the relief of occasional constipation.

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

WARNINGS:
Dr MacKenzie's Veinoids 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 momement after use of a laxative, which may be indicative of a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult a doctor.

Frequent or prolonged use of Dr MacKenzie's Veinoids 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, Dr MacKenzie's Veinoids 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: Two to three Dr MacKenzie's Veinoids with water in the morning or evening.
CHILDREN: Not recommended for use in children.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Excessive laxation or electrolyte 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:
Dr MacKenzie's Veinoids are identified as a chocolate brown sugar coated oval shaped tablet.

PRESENTATION:
36, 72 or 144 Dr MacKenzie's Veinoids in an amber coloured polypropylene vial.

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

REFERENCE NUMBER:
E.1029 (Act/Wet 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE 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 5201

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
July 1985

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