Glitselaks is a laxative used in constipation of various origins.
Release form and composition
Glitselaks are released in the form of white, with a yellowish tinge, of torpedo-shaped, hygroscopic suppositories, which do not possess odor, in blisters of 5 pieces.
One suppository contains 0.75 or 1.5 g of glycerol (glycerin) and such excipients as:
- 0.007 or 0.0014 g of polysorbate 80;
- 0.025 or 0.05 g of magnesium carbonate basic (magnesium hydroxycarbonate);
- 0.59 or 1.18 g solid fat;
- 0,028 or 0,056 g of distilled monoglycerides.
Indications for use
Glitselaks prescribed for constipation of various etiologies, especially in cases of rectal coprostasis and disorders of the act of defecation in patients of old and old age.
Suppositories are used in cases of evacuation constipation in children over the age of 3 months.
Also, the drug is prescribed for the prevention of constipation in patients who can not strain during defecation - with anorectal stenosis, perianal abscess and after myocardial infarction.
The use of Glitselaksa contraindicated in children younger than 3 months, with hypersensitivity to the components that make up the tool, as well as in cases of:
- Inflammatory diseases of the rectum;
- Hemorrhoids in the acute stage;
- Tumors of the rectum;
- Cracks anus.
With caution, the drug is prescribed to patients with renal insufficiency.
Due to the fact that suppositories can reflexively stimulate the uterus, the drug is not prescribed during pregnancy. During the lactation period, use of Glitselax is possible only after consulting a doctor.
Dosing and Administration
Suppositories are introduced into the rectum after 15-20 minutes. after breakfast 1 pc. in a day. For children, use 0.75 g suppositories Glitselaks, for adults - 1.5 g.
The duration of drug therapy should not exceed 7 days.
In most cases, the drug is well tolerated by patients. The instructions to Glitselax indicate that in cases of prolonged rectal administration, irritation of the rectum may occur, as well as a weakening of the physiological process of defecation.
With long-term use Glitselaks violation of the physiological process of defecation may progress. Do not lubricate the suppositories with solid or mineral oils.
Do not use the tool systematically. After the restoration of normal intestinal motility, drug therapy should be discontinued.
Glitselaks does not affect the ability to drive vehicles or carry out potentially hazardous activities that require psychomotor speed and attention.
Synonyms of the drug are glycerol suppositories.
Gliteleks analogs include the collection of laxative No. 1, Ramnil, Salnik tincture and Senna extract.
Terms and conditions of storage
In accordance with the instructions, Glitselaks should be stored in a dark, dry and out of reach of children, at a temperature varying between 8-15 ° C.
Pharmacies dispensed over-the-counter medicine. The shelf life of suppositories, subject to the recommendations of the manufacturer, is two years. Glitselaks cannot be used after an expiration date.