Glauber's salt sodium sulfate powder, constipation
100g | powder
Glauber's salt (sodium sulphate) powder
Active substance: sodium sulphate decahydrate
powder for drinking after dissolving in water.
Areas of application Glauber's salt sodium sulfate powder, constipation:
For short-term use in constipation (constipation) and for emptying the bowels before diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
- Constipation, for short-term use
- Defecation as preparation for operations and/or examinations Instructions for
use Glauber's salt sodium sulfate powder, constipation:
The total dose should not be exceeded without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
Type of application?
After dissolving or dissolving the medicine, drink it in water (eg a glass).
Duration of use?
Without medical advice, you should only use the drug for a short time. If the symptoms persist, you should see your doctor.
Overdosing can lead to diarrhea and loss of fluid and salt. If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.
In general, pay attention to a conscientious dosage, especially for babies, small children and the elderly. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist about any effects or precautions.
A dosage prescribed by the doctor may deviate from the information on the package leaflet. Therefore, since the doctor adjusts them individually, you should use the medicine according to his instructions.
Mode of action:
How does the ingredient in the drug work?
The active ingredient is hardly ever absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the intestinal cells and draws water into the intestine. The intestinal contents are softened and increase in volume. The increased intestinal content causes a stretching stimulus on the intestinal wall and thus triggers the reflex to empty the intestines.
What speaks against an application?
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
- Inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases
- Intestinal obstruction
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Disorders of the fluid and salt balance
Which age group should be considered?
- Children under 6 years: The medicine must not be used.
What about pregnancy and lactation?
- Pregnancy: According to current knowledge, the drug should not be used.
- Breast-feeding: consult your doctor or pharmacist. He will examine your particular starting position and advise you accordingly as to whether and how you can continue breastfeeding.
If you have been prescribed the drug despite a contraindication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The therapeutic benefit can be higher than the risk that the use entails in the event of a contraindication.
What side effects can occur?
When used as intended, no side effects are currently described for the drug.
Caution: With chronic use, an increase in sodium can lead to edema, high blood pressure, for example, and loss of water and potassium can lead to muscle weakness or cardiac disorders.
If you notice any discomfort or changes during treatment, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
For the information at this point, side effects are primarily taken into account that occur in at least one in 1,000 patients treated.
Important Glauber's salt sodium sulfate powder, constipation information:
What should you consider?
- Only use laxative medicines for short periods without medical advice. Long-term use may lead to chronic constipation and/or other problems. If you are unsuccessful after a short period of use, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Caution: Laxatives are not suitable for weight loss.
- There may be medicines with which interactions occur. You should therefore generally tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicine you are already using before starting treatment with a new medicine. This also applies to medicines that you buy yourself, use only occasionally or have been using for some time.
For medicines: Read the leaflet on the risks and side effects and ask your doctor or pharmacist.