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Herbal Fecilax Effervescent Powder

(3.5 gm+7.5 mg)/5.38 gm
100 gm container: ৳ 350.00

Composition

Each spoonful (5.38 gm) of this effervescent powder contains Psyllium fiber 3.5 gm and standardized Senna extract equivalent to Sennoside B 7.5 mg as active ingredients.

Indications

Psyllium fiber and standardized Senna extract is indicated in-
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids or piles
  • Bowel regulation for bed ridden patient

Pharmacology

Psyllium Fiber & Senna Extract has documented laxative effect for Psyllium or Ispaghula husk powder (Plantago ovata) and standardized Senna extract (Cassia angustifolia). When one spoonful of powder is mixed with water it forms an orange colored and flavored drink. Psyllium (bulk-forming laxative) contains mucilage and Senna extract (stimulant laxative) contains hydroxyanthracene glycosides (as Sennoside B) that helps to relieve constipation and normalizes bowel action. The additive effect of Psyllium Fiber & Senna Extract is ensured for its combination partners. This special combination preparation accelerates intestinal passage and increases water absorption to increase filling pressure. Psyllium Fiber & Senna Extract helps to reduce pain by easy bowel evacuation with soft stool for patients who are suffering from haemorrhoids (piles), rectal surgery and colon cancer. It has soothing effects on gastric and intestinal mucosa, gastric irritation and ulceration. Psyllium Fiber & Senna Extract helps to maintain serum cholesterol and blood glucose level.

Dosage

Adults and children over 12 years old: 1-2 spoonful at night with at least 150 ml water or as directed by physician. Intake of additional water will be helpful. This can be taken with fruit juice, milk and warm drink. And should not be taken until ½ to 1 hour after intake of other medications. Continuous use for more than 2 weeks requires medical supervision.

Administration

  • Take 1-2 spoonful of this powder with the provided spoon.
  • Put this powder into an empty glass.
  • Fill the glass with 150 ml water, stir and drink immediately.

Interaction

Chronic use may causes potassium deficiency which may increase the effectiveness of cardiac glycosides and may influence the action of antiarrhythmic drugs. Potassium deficiency can be increased by simultaneous application of thiazide diuretics, corticoadrenal steroids. A reduction of dose of insulin may be necessary for insulin dependent diabetic patients. The absorption of concurrently administered drugs can be delayed.

Contraindications

Contraindicated for patients with pathological narrowing in gastrointestinal tract, intestinal obstructions, difficult-to-control diabetes mellitus, acutely inflamed intestinal diseases, e.g. Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis and abdominal pain of unknown origin. Contraindicated for children under 12 years old.

Side Effects

Occasionally allergic reaction may occur. Chronic use may cause loss of electrolytes (potassium) that will reverse upon discontinuation.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Recommended but special precaution should be taken during first trimester of pregnancy.

Precautions & Warnings

Drink immediately after preparation. Keep tightly closed after each use.

Overdose Effects

Overdose may alter electrolyte and water balance.

Therapeutic Class

Bulk-forming laxatives, Herbal and Nutraceuticals

Storage Conditions

Store in a cool and dry place, away from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.