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Revised: 8/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Laxoberon Solution 0.75% [For constipations, etc.]
 Active ingredient:
Sodium picosulfate hydrate
 Dosage form:
colorless to light yellow oral solution
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine turns into active form by being degraded by bacteria in the large intestine. It enhances bowl peristalsis and inhibits water absorption to show cathartic action.
It is usually used for constipations, for support of postoperative defecation, for stimulation of defecation after administration of contrast agent (barium sulfate) and for elimination of intestinal contents before surgery.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are suspected of acute abdomen (with abdominal pain).
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For constipations: In general, for adults, take 10 to 15 drops (0.67 to 1.0 mL, 5 to 7.5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. For children aged 6 months or younger, take 2 drops (0.13 mL); 7 to 12 months, 3 drops (0.20 mL); 1 to 3 years, 6 drops (0.40 mL); 4 to 6 years, 7 drops (0.46 mL); 7 to 15 years, 10 drops (0.67 mL) at a time, once a day.
    For support of postoperative defecation: In general, for adults, take 10 to 15 drops (0.67 to 1.0 mL, 5 to 7.5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day.
    For stimulation of defecation after administration of contrast agent (barium sulfate): In general, for adults, take 6 to 15 drops (0.40 to 1.0 mL, 3 to 7.5 mg of the active ingredient).
    For elimination of intestinal contents before surgery: In general, for adults, take 14 drops (0.93 mL, 7.0 mg of the active ingredient).
    The dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms in any case. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Drop appropriate amount of solution into a glass of water and drink it. If you have no defecation or become diarrhetic with instructed dosage, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not apply this medicine to your eyes. If the medicine accidentally gets into the eye, wash the eye with running water well immediately. If you notice any abnormality, visit your doctor or ophthalmologist.
  • If you miss a dose, for constipations, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule from the next day. For support of postoperative defecation and for stimulation of defecation after administration of contrast agent, follow the instructions of your doctor. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include abdominal pain, borborygmus, nausea/vomiting, hives or rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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