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MICROLAX rectal solution enemas 50X5 ml

Johnson & Johnson GmbH (OTC)

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Microlax ® rectal solution 50X5 ml MICROLAX rectal solution enemas

MICROLAX rectal solution enemas Areas of application: For short-term use in cases of constipation (constipation) and diseases that require easier defecation. For emptying the bowel during diagnostic or therapeutic measures in the rectal area.

Warning: Contains sorbic acid

For information on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Johnson & Johnson GmbH, 41470 Neuss.
As of: 04/2021


• Relieved in approx. 5-20 minutes
• Local mode of action, few side effects
• Very well tolerated

Constipation can be very uncomfortable and can be accompanied by malaise, bloating, gas, and even pain. MICROLAX ® relieves constipation in the rectum with hard stool in only approx. 5-20 minutes and thus enables quick and predictable relief - whether at home or when traveling. MICROLAX ® is introduced into the rectum and acts locally, directly on the hardened stool. As a rule, a mini-list is sufficient to soften the stool and thus completely empty the rectum without the risk of further uncontrolled bowel movements. In contrast to oral agents, MICROLAX ® does not have to pass through the entire gastrointestinal tract and can therefore act more quickly. Because of its local mode of action, MICROLAX ®very well tolerated and can also be used on newborns, toddlers, pregnant women and during breastfeeding. Constipation is a widespread condition - around 13% of the population suffer from it from time to time - it affects all age groups from babies to old age. In babies, for example, switching from breast milk to bottle milk or switching to porridge and complementary foods can lead to constipation. In small children, digestion is often out of step when the day goes differently than usual, for example when traveling and especially when switching to the "potty". Constipation is not uncommon during pregnancy and is often caused by the production of pregnancy hormones, the increasing Waist circumference and the commonly prescribed iron supplements. Constipation is more common with age because the metabolism changes and digestion becomes slower. In addition, hormonal fluctuations, for example during menopause, can lead to constipation. In order to prevent constipation in general, one should pay attention to a healthy lifestyle with a diet high in fiber, enough fluids, sufficient exercise and as little stress as possible.

MICROLAX rectal solution enemas Main Ingredients:
Sodium Citrate; Dodecyl (sulfoacetate), sodium salt 70%; Sorbitol solution 70% (crystallizing) (Ph.Eur.), Glycerol, sorbic acid, purified water

Recommended intake:


Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as agreed with your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The recommended dose is:
• 1 mini-list for adults and children if necessary,
• half a mini-list for infants and toddlers under 3 years of age.

One dosing unit (1 mini list or half a mini list) is usually sufficient. Microlax is a single-use enema for use in the rectum (rectal use). It should be applied 5 to 20 minutes before the desired effect. If only part of the enema contents are used, the remaining rectal solution should be discarded. In infants and toddlers under 3 years of age, the tube neck may only be inserted halfway (marking on the tube neck). Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have the impression that the effect of Microlax is too strong or too weak. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

MICROLAX rectal solution enemas Storage temperature:
Do not store above 25 ° C.

Light conditions during storage
protected from light,

place of storage
dry or similar.