LAXBENE 10 g Ingestion, Macrogol 4000

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LAXBENE 10 g Ingestion, Macrogol 4000

pack size:50X10g Dosage form:Powder for oral solution

Laxbene ® 10 g
Active ingredient: Macrogol 4000.

Area of ​​application:
Symptomatic treatment of constipation in adults and children over 8 years. Before starting treatment, an organic disease must have been ruled out.

Treatment with Laxbene should be temporary and supportive of a healthy lifestyle and dietary measures to eliminate constipation. In children, the duration of treatment should not exceed 3 months. If the symptoms persist despite accompanying dietary measures, it should be clarified whether there is an underlying organic cause that needs to be treated.

For the symptomatic treatment of constipation.

active LAXBENE 10 g Ingestion, Macrogol 4000 ingredients

  • 10000 mg Macrogol 4000

LAXBENE 10 g Ingestion, Macrogol 4000 excipients

  • Sodium saccharine
  • apple flavor
  • Flavorings, natural, nature-identical
  • maltodextrin
  • Arabic gum
  • sulfur dioxide
  • DL-α-tocopherol


  • The medicine is a powder that is made into a liquid medicine (oral solution) and then drunk straight away. It contains the active ingredient Macrogol 4000.
  • The preparation is a medicine (osmotic laxative) used to treat constipation in adults and children over 8 years of age.


  • Always take the medicine exactly as directed. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Adults and children over 8 years old
    • The usual dose is 1-2 sachets per day, preferably in one dose in the morning.
    • The daily dose should be adjusted according to the effect on constipation symptoms and can range from 1 sachet every other day (especially in children) to 2 sachets a day.
    • The medicine is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.


  • duration of use
    • If there is still no improvement after 2 weeks of use, a doctor should be consulted.
    • Children are usually prescribed the drug for a maximum of 3 months. You can help your child get rid of constipation by staying hydrated, eating a high-fiber diet, and getting plenty of physical activity.


  • If you take more of the medicine than you should
    • Like all laxatives, the preparation can lead to diarrhea in high doses. If diarrhea occurs, the dose should be reduced or the intake of the preparation should be stopped until the diarrhea has subsided. Diarrhea can cause soreness in the anus. See your doctor if diarrhea persists despite reducing the dose.


  • If you forget to take the medicine
    • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Instead, take the normal dose at the next scheduled time.


  • If you stop taking the medicine
    • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if constipation comes back or gets worse after you stop taking this medicine.


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


  • Dissolve the contents of each sachet in a glass of water immediately before use.

side effects

  • Like all medicines, the preparation can have side effects, although not everyone gets them.
  • In very rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions can occur when taking the drug, e.g. e.g.:
    • severe allergic reactions with difficulty breathing or dizziness (anaphylactic shock)
    • hives (hives)
    • swelling of the subcutaneous tissue, especially on the lips, eyelids and genitals, but also on any other part of the body (Quincke's edema)
    • skin rash
    • facial swelling (facial edema)
    • itching
  • If you experience any of these side effects, please consult a doctor immediately!
  • The frequency of side effects is based on the following categories:
    • Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
    • Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
    • Very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 people
    • Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
  • Often:
    • gas
    • abdominal pain
    • nausea
    • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea from taking the drug resolves when the dose is reduced or treatment is discontinued.
  • Occasionally:
    • Vomit
    • Urge to defecate
    • fecal incontinence
  • Frequency not known:
    • Constriction of the bronchi with difficulty breathing (as a side effect of a hypersensitivity reaction)
  • Especially in older people, diarrhea due to taking the preparation can cause other symptoms, including:
    • decreased sodium levels in the blood
    • low level of potassium in the blood
    • dehydration
  • children
    • Often:
      • Diarrhea
      • abdominal pain
    • Occasionally:
      • gas
      • Vomit
      • nausea
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed.


  • 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.
    • It is unlikely that the drug and other medicines will affect each other.


  • The drug must not be taken
    • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to macrogols or any of the other ingredients of the preparation
    • if you suffer from severe bowel disease (severe inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease).
    • if you suffer from a so-called "toxic megacolon". This is a rapid widening of the large intestine, often associated with bloating and fever or shock. This disorder usually occurs in patients who already have serious bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease However, it can also occur in people with a blocked or narrowed bowel and associated symptoms (symptomatic stenosis)
    • if you have a perforated bowel or your doctor thinks there is a risk of a bowel perforation
    • if you have a bowel obstruction
    • if you may have narrowing of your intestines
    • if you have unexplained abdominal pain

pregnancy and breast feeding period

  • The drug can be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

patient notes

  • Special care is required when taking the drug
    • when diarrhea occurs, especially
      • when you are older
      • if you have liver dysfunction
      • if you have kidney problems
      • if you are taking water tablets (diuretics).
    • Your doctor should check your blood values ​​if diarrhea occurs under the conditions mentioned while you are using the preparation.
    • Drug treatment should only be short-term. You should support your bowel movements with other measures such as lifestyle and dietary changes by:
      • Consume adequate fluids and food with a higher fiber content
      • are physically active, taking into account your age and health
      • Train your bowels
    • Please inform your doctor if your digestive problems do not improve despite changes in lifestyle and diet and despite taking the preparation.
    • Children should not take the preparation longer than 3 months.


  • Driving and using machines
    • The preparation is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.

For medicines: Read the leaflet on the risks and side effects and ask your doctor or pharmacist.