Constipation, REGULAX laxative cube, sodium picosulfate


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REGULAX laxative cube picosulfate, Constipation, sodium picosulfate

Regulax® laxative cube picosulfate

Active ingredient: sodium picosulfate.

Areas of application:
Short-term use for constipation. Diseases that require easier defecation.

Note: Contains sucrose.


active Constipation, REGULAX laxative cube, sodium picosulfate ingredients


  • 10 mg sodium picosulfate

Constipation, REGULAX laxative cube, sodium picosulfate excipients

  • lemon flavor
  • hard fat
  • cellulose, microcrystalline
  • glycerol monostearate
  • Fig flavor
  • disodium hydrogen phosphate-12 water
  • plum jam
  • sucrose
  • cornstarch
  • 1200 mg propylene glycol

Constipation, REGULAX laxative cube, sodium picosulfate indication

  • The preparation is a laxative.
  • It is used short-term for constipation and diseases that require easier defecation.

Constipation, REGULAX laxative cube, sodium picosulfate dosage

  • Always take the medicine exactly as directed. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual dose is:
    • Adults and older children take (preferably in the evening) ½ - 1 cube (equivalent to 5 - 10 mg sodium picosulfate).
    • Younger children from the age of 4 receive 2.5 to 5 mg of sodium picosulfate if expressly prescribed by a doctor. The drug is available as a solution for this purpose.
    • The laxative effect usually sets in after 10 to 12 hours.


  • duration of use
    • The drug may only be used for short periods without medical advice. In case of chronic constipation, the doctor should be consulted.
    • Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have the impression that the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak.


  • If you take more than you should
    • Acute overdose can lead to diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. The countermeasures depend on the symptoms. Within a short time after ingestion, the effect of the drug can be reduced or prevented by induced vomiting or gastric lavage. In the event of severe water and mineral losses, these must be compensated for according to the doctor's instructions. The administration of antispasmodics may be useful under certain circumstances.
    • There have also been isolated cases of reduced or interrupted blood flow to the colonic mucosa where the dose of sodium picosulfate was significantly higher than that recommended for the treatment of constipation.
    • Notice:
      • In general, this drug, like other laxatives, is known to lead to chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, low potassium levels, excessive secretion of aldosterone and kidney stones in chronic overdose. In connection with chronic laxative abuse, damage to the kidney tissue, metabolic increase in base concentrations in the blood and muscle weakness caused by reduced potassium levels have also been reported.


  • If you forget to take a dose
    • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.


  • If you have any further questions on the use of the medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Constipation, REGULAX laxative cube, sodium picosulfate way


  • To take.
  • The cube is chewed well and swallowed with plenty of water. The medicine should not be taken lying down. It is best taken in the evening before going to bed.

side effects

  • Like all medicines, the preparation can have side effects, although not everyone gets them.
  • The frequency of side effects is based on the following categories:
    • Very common: affects more than 1 in 10 people
    • Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
    • Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
    • Rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
    • Very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 people
    • Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
  • Possible side effects:
    • diseases of the immune system
      • Frequency not known: cases of allergic reactions (including skin reactions and swelling of the skin and/or mucous membranes [angioedema], e.g. in the area of ​​the face and throat, possibly with difficulty in breathing).
    • Diseases of the nervous system
      • Frequency not known: dizziness or brief loss of consciousness. Available information suggests that these symptoms may be due to straining during defecation or to a circulatory reaction caused by abdominal pain.
    • Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
      • Very common: diarrhea.
      • Common: bloating, abdominal pain or abdominal cramps.
      • Uncommon: nausea or vomiting.
    • Any intake of the drug beyond a short-term use leads to a loss of liquid and electrolytes (especially potassium) and thus to an increase in constipation. The drug should therefore only be used for a short time.
    • Long-term or high-dose use very often results in increased loss of water, potassium and other salts. This can lead to disturbances in heart function and muscle weakness, especially when taking diuretics and adrenal cortex steroids at the same time.
  • Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed here.

Constipation, REGULAX laxative cube, sodium picosulfate interactions

  • When taking the preparation with other medicines
    • Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/using or have recently taken/used other medicines, even if they are non-prescription medicines.
    • Antibiotics (agents that kill bacteria) can reduce or eliminate the effectiveness of the drug.
    • The drug can cause increased excretion of potassium in the stool. If other medications are taken at the same time that cause potassium loss, e.g. B. certain diuretics (water tablets) and corticosteroids (adrenal cortex hormones), this can lead to potassium deficiency with disorders of heart function and muscle weakness. Sensitivity to certain drugs (cardioactive glycosides) that increase the heart's performance may be increased.
  • When taken with food and drink
    • There are no special features to consider.


  • The medicine must not be taken
    • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium picosulfate, related triarylmethanes, or any of the other ingredients;
    • in case of narrowing of the intestine with worsened intestinal passage, in case of intestinal obstruction, in case of acute abdominal complaints such as appendicitis, severe abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting;
    • in acute inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
    • with a significant lack of fluids in the body.
    • Children under 4 years old
  • Constipation, together with other symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting and fever, can be signs of a serious illness (intestinal obstruction, acute inflammation of the abdomen). If you experience such symptoms, you must not take or take other medicines and you should consult your doctor immediately.
  • In the case of illnesses that are associated with disturbances in the water and mineral salt balance (e.g. severely restricted kidney function), you may only take the drug under medical supervision.

pregnancy and breast feeding period

  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking/using any medicine.
  • pregnancy
    • There are no meaningful clinical studies on use during pregnancy. Use during pregnancy should be avoided if possible.
  • lactation
    • It has been shown that the active ingredient does not pass into breast milk. The drug can therefore be used during breast-feeding.

patient notes

  • Special care is required when taking the drug
    • Children should not take sodium picosulfate unless directed to do so by a doctor.
    • If you have been suffering from constipation for a long time, you should consult and have your doctor examine you before starting therapy with this medicine, because chronic disorders or impairment of bowel movements can be a sign of a serious illness!
    • Laxatives should only be taken for a short time if you are constipated! Drug treatment is only recommended if you have not been able to achieve sufficient success or none at all by changing your diet (through increased intake of roughage and sufficient fluid intake) or by changing your lifestyle (with sufficient physical exercise)!


  • Driving and using machines
    • There are no special features to consider.