NAMILAX suspension contains Milk of Magnesia which increases the osmotic gradient in the gut and stimulates peristalsis resulting in efficient bowel evacuation. Sodium picosulphate is converted into the active compound bis-(p-hydroxy diphenyl )-pyridil methane (BHPM) in colon which stimulates the propulsive activity of the colon, prevents absorption of water in the colonic lumen and thus promotes accumulation of water. Liquid paraffin lubricates bowel and softens the stools.
For symptomatic treatment of constipation in adult, short term treatment of constipation associated with piles, anal fissure, cardiovascular disorder, hernia, pre and post operative condition, endoscopy, bowel clearance before radioscopy.
NAMILAX suspension is best taken at bed time preferably with water or as advised by the physician.
Hypersensitivity to any ingredient, nausea, vomiting or other symptoms of appendicitis, acute abdominal surgery, intestinal obstruction, undiagnosed abdominal pain.
Caution should be exercised when sodium picosulphate is administered with other orally administered drugs given concomitantly as it increases the GI transit and may affect the absorption of other drugs.
Caution should be exercised when milk of magnesia is given with tetracycline, as it impairs the absorption of tetracycline.
Prolonged use or overdose of Sodium Picosulphate can precipitate the onset of non functional colon.Liquid paraffin cause aspiration pneumonia, perianal pruritis and interfere with post-operative healing of anorectal surgery. Repeated use may cause deficiency of vitamin A, D and K. Small amount of Magnesium gets absorbed in the circulation and may cause toxicity particularly in presence of kidney damage.
Sodium picosulfate stimulates the bowel muscles to help stools to move along more easily. No studies have been carried out to examine whether using sodium picosulfate during pregnancy is linked to problems in the unborn baby. However, no problems have been reported after use during pregnancy. For Milk of Magnesia there are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Other magnesium salts (such as magnesium sulfate) have been used extensively during pregnancy in large doses with no reports of congenital defects. Milk of Magnesia should only be given in pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
NAMILAX is available as a suspension. Every 5 ml contains Sodium Picosulphat 3.33 mg,Liquin Paraffin 1.25 ml and Milk of Magnesia 3.75 ml. The total content in each bottle is 150 ml.
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