GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children
Glycilax ® for children
Areas of application:
For removing constipation and painful defecation.
For GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children information on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Information as of March 2011
Engelhard Arzneimittel GmbH & Co.KG.
Herzbergstrasse 3, 61138 Niederdorfelden
For draining constipation and painful bowel movements.
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children Active ingredients
- 750 mg glycerol 85%
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children Auxiliary materials
- Magnesium carbonate, light, basic
- Hard fat
- Wax, bleached
- Cetomacrogol 1000
Indication / application
- The drug belongs to the group of laxatives (remedies for constipation).
- The medicine is used for constipation and painful bowel movements.
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children dosage
Always use the medicine exactly as directed. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual dose is:
- If necessary, insert 1-2 suppositories.
- Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual dose is:
Duration of application:
- If constipation is persistent or persistent, it is advisable to consult a doctor who will then decide on further treatment.
- 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 use more medicine than you should:
- There may be an increased urge to defecate or diarrhea and possibly irritation in the anal area.
If you forget to use the medicine:
- The drug is normally used when needed. Long-term or regular use should only be done after consulting a doctor. In this case, you should make up for a forgotten application and continue the therapy as discussed.
Effects when treatment with the drug is stopped:
- Please adhere to the instructions for use, otherwise the drug cannot work properly.
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children way
- For insertion into the anus.
- The suppositories may be wrapped up and briefly held under cold water before use.
- Insert the suppository with the tapered end as deep as possible into the anus and let it work for at least 1 hour.
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children Side effects
Like all medicines, the medicine can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The assessment of side effects is based on the following frequencies:
- 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: less than 1 user in 10,000
- Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
possible side effects
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Very rarely irritation of the rectal mucosa can occur in particularly sensitive people or in previously damaged mucous membranes.
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice side effects not listed here.
- The assessment of side effects is based on the following frequencies:
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children Interactions
When using the drug with other drugs:
- The uptake of other drugs that are administered rectally at the same time may be reduced by the drug. You should therefore use other suppositories or enemas at different times.
- Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking / using or have recently taken / used any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children Contraindications
The drug must not be used
- if there is an obstruction in the intestines.
- if your child is hypersensitive (allergic) to the active ingredient or any of the other ingredients of the medicine.
GLYCILAX Glycerol suppository for children Patient information
Special care is required when using the drug
in the case of unexplained abdominal pain (e.g. if appendicitis is suspected). Then it is
necessary to consult a doctor.
Further information on the use of the drug
- Constipation can be the result of poor eating habits or lifestyle (e.g. too little exercise, insufficient fluid intake, low-fiber diet).
- The drug treatment of constipation should only be carried out if dietary measures or lifestyle changes have not been sufficiently successful.
- in the case of unexplained abdominal pain (e.g. if appendicitis is suspected). Then it is
Driving and using machines:
- There are no special precautions required.