Pascoe Legapas 45 ml:
Tradtionally used as a laxative.
For additional information consult a healthcare practitioners.
1 g (= 33 drops) contains:
Fluid extract (1:1.0-1.2) of 500mg Cascara Sagrada - Frangula purshiana (DC.), (bark, aged) standardized to 20 mg of hydroxyanthracene glycosides calculated as Cascaroside A. (Extraction fluid: Ethanol 30% m/m)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Contains 23% vol. alcohol.
Dosage and administration:
Adults and children (≥ 12 years): 0.9-1.5g (30-50 drops) once a day in half a cup of hot water in the mornings or evenings.
Duration of use: Do not use for more than 7 days.
Direction of use: Allow 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur. The maximum daily dose must not exceed 50 drops. The appropriate dose for a given patient is the lowest dose needed for soft, formed stools.
Cautions and Warnings:
Consult a health care practitioner if symptom persists. Consult a health practitioner prior to use if you have a kindney disorder or are taking heart medications. Reduce dose or discontinue use if abdominal cramps, spasms, and / or pain occur.
Do not use if you have abdominal pain, nausea, fever, vomiting, hemorrhoids or if you have chronic gastrointestinal disorder. Do not use if you are thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root, or other drugs that may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not within 2 hours of another medicine. Additional information-only on the package insert leaflet: Drug Interactions: Chronic use or abuse may lead to potassium deficiency and thus increase the effects of certain drugs that strengthen the heart muscle (cardiac glycosides) and interfere with the effects of drugs for heart rhythm disturbance (antiarrhymics). Potassium loss may be increased by the concomtiant use of certain drugs that increase urinary output (diuretics), cortisone and cortisone-like drugs (corticosteroids) or liquorice root.
Known Adverse Reactions :
Additional information-only on the package insert leaflet: Side Effects: Very rarely cramp-like gastrointestinal symptoms; In these cases, the dose will have to be reduced. In the course of treatment, you may observe harmless discoloration of your urine. prolonged use or use of higher doses (abuse) may cause disturbances of the water and electrolyte balance. Diarrhea may lead to potassium loss in particular. Potassium loss in turn may give rise to disorders of heart function and muscle weakness, especially if cardiac glycosides (drugs that strengthen the heart muscle), diuretics (drugs that increase urinary output), and/or cortisone and cortisone like-drugs (adrenal cortical steroids) are being taken concomitantly. Prolonged use may lead to excretion of protein and blood in urine. Patients may also experience discoloration of the intestinal mucosa (pseudomelanosis coli), which usually resolves upon discontinuation of the product. Violations of Dosing Schedule and Overdosage: accidental or intetional overdosage may produce painful bowel cramps and severe diarrhoea resulting in water and electrolyte loss, and possibly intense gastrointestinal symptoms. In case of overdosage, call a doctor immediately. Do not take a double dose next time but continue treatment as described in the dosing instructions if you miss a dose.
Take 30-50 Drops Once Per Day
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