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Microlax is an enema that provides instant relief from constipation. It is a fluid that is injected into the lower bowel by way of the back passage (rectum). More information

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What is Microlax?

Microlax is an enema that provides instant relief from constipation. It is a fluid that is injected into the lower bowel by way of the back passage (rectum). Its active ingredient, sorbitol, increases the water content and volume of the bowel contents, which softens the stools and also stimulates the bowel to contract and move its contents along to the rectum. Microlax is available without a prescription. For fast relief from constipation, order Microlax online from a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy today and we will have it delivered to your doorstep within just a few business days.

What is this product used for?

Constipation (blockage in the bowel) is a common problem. Lack of hydration and inadequate dietary fibre are factors that may cause constipation. It can also occur during pregnancy or when the urge to have a bowel movement is ignored for too long. Constipation is a condition in which the stools are dry or hard and may cause haemorrhoids due to straining. Most laxatives are taken orally and pass through the stomach and small intestines. Oral laxatives may therefore take a while to be effective. Because Microlax acts locally in the rectum, it takes effect within 5 to 20 minutes. Microlax is a fast-acting enema that provides fast, predictable relief from constipation.

How to use Microlax

Microlax is available online from Dokteronline.com’s partner pharmacies in convenient tubes for single use. Gently insert the full nozzle (half of the nozzle for use in children) into the back passage and squeeze out the entire contents of the tube into the rectum. After inserting the enema, lie down for 5 to 10 minutes and relax to allow it to work. Microlax takes effect within 20 minutes, so stay near the toilet.

Microlax is used to treat incidental constipation. It should not be used to prevent constipation. To prevent constipation, an oral laxative is the treatment of choice. If Microlax does not produce the desired effect or if constipation is a recurring situation, then you should consult your doctor. Prolonged use of this medicine should be avoided.

Side effects

Microlax enema may cause side effects, including:

  • Abdominal pain;
  • Diarrhoea;
  • Anal irritation or burning.

In most cases these side effects will go away by themselves. Consult a doctor if these or other side effects are severe or persistent. For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.

When not to use Microlax

Microlax should not be used if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine, have bleeding haemorrhoids or an inflammatory bowel disease. Microlax should only be used to treat constipation in children under the age of six years when prescribed by a doctor.

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