PEDIA-LAX ENEMA OTC

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PEDIA-LAX ENEMA

Constipation and bowel cleansers
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Monobasic sodium phosphate 9.5g, dibasic sodium phosphate 3.5g; per 59mL; latex-free; contains 2.2g sodium per enema.

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Indications for PEDIA-LAX ENEMA:

Occasional constipation or bowel cleansing before rectal exam.

Children:

<2yrs: do not use. 2–4yrs: ½ enema rectally. 5–11yrs: 1 enema rectally. Results usually in 1–5 min; reevaluate if ineffective.

Contraindications:

CHF. Ascites. Severe renal impairment. GI or GU obstruction. Megacolon. Imperforate anus.

Warnings/Precautions:

Sodium-restricted diet. Impaired renal or cardiac function. Electrolyte disturbances. Colostomy. Discontinue if rectal bleeding or if no bowel movement occurs. Frequent use leads to dependence.

Interactions:

Electrolyte imbalances possible with calcium channel blockers, diuretics; use cautiously.

Pharmacological Class:

Laxative (saline).

How Supplied:

Enema—66mL