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Pol-Pharm

ALAX®

Aloe ferox (Aloe Vera)
Frangula alnus (Frangula bark)
35,0 mg + 42,0 mg/tablet
NPN 80030690
20 tablets

Medicinal Ingredient (per tablet):

Aloe ferox + Frangula alnus
35,0mg + 42,0mg/tablet

Non-Medicinal Ingredients:

1,3-naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 7-hydroxy-8-((4-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo)-, trisodium salt, arabic gum, beeswax, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, carnauba wax, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose with colloidal silica, polyvinyl pyrrolidine, saccharose, talc.

Recommended Use:

Used in herbal medicine for short term relief of occasional constipation.

Directions for Use:

Adults: 1-2 coated tablets at bedtime with a glass of water. Allow at least 6-12 hours for laxative to take effect. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or health products. Take a single dose at bedtime. Take two to three times per week. If results are not observed, the frequency of use may be increased up to once daily.

Contraindications:

Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you have abnormal constrictions of the GI tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), abdominal pain of unknown origin.

Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:

Product might reduce absorption of other medical products taken orally. Hypokalaemia, which develops as a result of long-term use of laxatives magnifies the effect of cardiac glycosides and changes the effect of anti-arrhythmic drugs, drugs restoring the sinus rhythm (e.g. quinidine) and anti-arrhythmic drugs which could cause hypokalaemia (e.g.diuretics, corticosteroids or preparations from liquorice root) might magnify the electrolytic disorders.

Effects on ability to drive and use machines:

No effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed.

Overdose:

The main symptoms of overdose or overuse are acute abdominal pain and severe diarrhea leading to fluid and electrolyte losses that need to be replenished (diarrhea might especially cause loss of potassium). Hypokalaemia might lead to cardiac performance disorders and reduce muscle power, especially when cardiac gylcosides, diuretics corticosteroids or preparations from liquorice root are taken simultaneously. Treatment should be symptomatic. Intensive hydration is recommended. It is recommended to monitor electrolyte levels, especially potassium, which is particularly important to elderly people.

Known Adverse Reactions:

Hypersensitivity to allergic reactions, have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry dae.
Store at room temperature between 15°C - 25°C.

Cautions and Warnings:

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have fecal impaction or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consul a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root or other medications which may aggravate electrolyte balance. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or are taking cardiac mediations (e.g. cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications). Do not take for more than 7 days. Do not administer to children below the age of 12 years. Reduce dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms, and/or diarrhea. Do not use if you have undiagnosed rectal bleeding, severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolyte, hemorrhoids or diarrhea.