PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: Phenolphthalein and Aloin stimulate the accumulation of water and electrolytes in the colon and thus increases intestinal motility. Jalap Resin has a strong purgative and irritant action. Capsicum Oleoresin has a carminative action.
INDICATIONS: For the relief of constipation.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS: Not to be taken by pregnant women, or while breast feeding. Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
WARNINGS: This medicine should not be used in the presence of abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. Frequent or prolonged use of this preparation may result in dependence on laxatives. If you have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks, consult a doctor before using a laxative. If the recommended use of this product for 1 week has had no effect, discontinue use and consult a doctor.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Adult dose: One or two tablets to be taken with water at night when necessary.
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: In rare cases a rash may occur due to allergy to Phenolphthalein, which can also colour alkaline faeces red.
The stated dose should not be exceeded.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT: In case of an overdosage, immediately give at least 25 times the amount of activated charcoal thoroughly mixed in water.
IDENTIFICATION: Brown, sugar coated tablet.
PRESENTATION: 10 tablets cellophane wrapped, in outer carton.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.
REFERENCE NUMBER: E718 (Wet/Act 101/1965)
NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT: Universal Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
7 Browning Street, Jeppe, Johannesburg.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT: 30 August 1984