Each 5mL of NAMILAX suspension contains sodium picosulphate 3.33mg, liquid paraffin 1.25mL and milk of magnesia 3.75mL.
NAMILAX suspension is the brand name for the oral laxative stool softener, which provides instant relief from both acute and chronic constipation. This medicine is used address various complications associated with constipation such as anal fissure, piles upset stomach and heartburn.
Milk of magnesia or magnesium hydroxide is an osmotic-type laxative, which works by drawing more water towards the intestine and softening the stools. Sodium picosulphate promotes colonic peristalsis, increases the accumulation of water in the colonic lumen. The increased motility triggered by the sodium picosulphate causes rectal fullness, leading to an urge to defecate. Sodium picosulphate is activated by the colon bacteria that are present in the gut.
Liquid paraffin is a stool-softening lubricant, which aids smooth movement of stools through the bowel. Liquid paraffin eases the pain that is associated with defecation.
This medicine is indicated for short-term treatment of constipation associated with:
NAMILAX suspension should be preferably taken during the bed time or as directed by the physician.
NAMILAX suspension is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards sodium picosulphate, liquid paraffin and milk of magnesia. This medicine is also contraindicated in patients with intestinal obstruction, undiagnosed abdominal pain and kidney diseases.
This medicine is contraindicated in children.
Adverse effects of this medicine include diarrhea, muscle weakness, very dry mouth, extreme thirst, dizziness, rectal bleeding, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and GI disturbances.
There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to sodium picosulphate, liquid paraffin and milk of magnesia administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.
NAMILAX suspension is available in 150mL bottle with carton.
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