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CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult contains sennosides which work as a stimulant laxative for the short-term relief of occasional constipation. CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult contains calcium sennosides. Constipation is a fairly common and uncomfortable complaint. It usually involves difficult or irregular bowel movements, accompanied by hard, dry motions which can be painful to pass. Laxatives do not help with weight loss.
What is constipation?
Normal and regular bowel movement is important for most people. However,
what is 'normal and regular' varies from person to person. Some may have a bowel movement every day, others less often. Whatever it is like for you, it is best that your bowel movement has a regular pattern. Constipation is an occasional problem for some people. For others, it may happen more often.
It happens when the normal muscle actions in the bowel (large intestine) slow down. This can mean that material is not easily eliminated from the body.
The cause of constipation is often not known. It can be associated with:
Whatever the cause, constipation can be uncomfortable. It may make you feel bloated and heavy or generally 'off colour'. Sometimes it causes headaches.
It is recommended to use changes in diet and bulk forming medicines to control constipation before using this medicine.
These healthy tips are recommended to try to prevent constipation happening:
What CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult looks like and contents of the pack
CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult are light green to brown colour, round, convex shaped uncoated tablet, plain on both sides.
Do not take CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult
If you are not sure whether any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult.
Does this help with weight loss?
Stimulant laxatives (including CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult) do not help with weight loss. They do not reduce the absorption of calories or nutrients. They can cause watery stools (diarrhoea), abdominal cramps and dehydration. Dehydration can seem like weight loss.
Overuse of laxatives may damage your health by:
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine:
CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult contain lactose monohydrate. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
When administering this medicine to incontinent adults, pads should be changed more frequently to prevent extended skin contact with faeces.
Taking other medicines and CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or might take any other medicines even those taken without a prescription. This includes medicines listed above, any prescribed by your doctor and medicines you have bought yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should not use CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding because there is no evidence that it is safe to do so
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you notice any of the following side effects, stop taking CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult and immediately contact a doctor or the nearest hospital accident and emergency department:
If any of the following or any other side effects occur, stop taking this medicine and consult a doctor or pharmacist:
The following effects may also occur:
The frequency of these effects occurring is not known.
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/ yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Always take this medicine as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner has told you.
For oral use only
Adults and the elderly: Take one or two tablets at bedtime. Swallow the tablets whole, with a drink of water.
This medicine should not be used by children under 18 years of age.
New users should start with the lowest dose and increase it to the maximum if necessary. Once regularity has been regained, the dose should be reduced and stopped.
Duration of use
Normally it is sufficient to take this medicine up to two to three times a week until regularity has been regained. Not to be used for more than one week.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
Do not take more than the leaflet tells you to. Overuse can be harmful.
If you take too many tablets
Consult your doctor and take this leaflet with you.
It may be harmful to take too much of this medicine or take this medicine for too long.
This is because taking too much for too long may lead to:
If you forget to take a dose
If you forget to take a dose, take the next one when it is due. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
What CenLax 7.5mg Tablets Adult contains
Each tablet contains calcium sennosides equivalent to 7.5mg hydroxyanthracene glycosides, calculated as sennoside B.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, anhydrous calcium hydrogen phosphate, maize starch and magnesium stearate.
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