AILAX ORAL SUSPENSION 25/200
25 mg Dantron, 200 mg Poloxamer 188/5 ml
This leaflet has been provided to help you understand about Aliax and the way in which it
should be used to ensure you gain the most benefit from the product. Please read it carefully
and follow the instructions given. If you have any questions, or are not sure about anything,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.
THE NAME OF YOUR MEDICINE IS ALIAX ORAL SUSPENSION 25/200
What is Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200?
Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200 is one of a group of medicines called laxatives.
Each 5 ml spoonful of Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200 contains 25 mg dantron and 200 mg of
Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200 is a peach flavoured suspension and contains sodium
hydroxybenzoates, saccharin sodium, glycerol, propylene glycol, carbomer, ethanol, sodium
hydroxide, peach flavour and water. It is available in bottles of 50 ml, 300 ml, 500 ml, 1 and
The marketing authorisation holder is Pinewood Laboratories Limited, Ballymacarbry,
Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, Ireland.
WHAT DOES AILAX ORAL SUSPENSION 25/200 DO?
Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200 is used to treat constipation.
BEFORE TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
This medicine is usually only given to patients with certain illnesses.
If you are unsure about whether this medicine is suitable for you, it is important to talk to
Also ask yourself the following questions:
Do I suffer from any bowel obstruction?
Am I pregnant or breast feeding?
If the answer to either of the questions is YES, tell your doctor before taking Ailax Oral
Suspension 25/200. You should NOT take this medicine if you suffer from any bowel
obstruction or if you are breast feeding.
Note: each 5 ml of Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200 contains 4.93 mg of sodium.
TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
How much should I take and how often?
This product should be taken orally. The usual dose of Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200 for
adults is one or two 5 ml spoonfuls at bedtime. The usual dose for children is half to one 5 ml
spoonful at bedtime.
Doctors may prescribe different doses to these. It is important to read the label on your
bottles as it will tell you exactly what dose to take.
What should I do it I forget to take a dose?
It is important to follow the dose recommended on the label. If you accidentally take too
much of your medicine, contact your doctor who will recommend what steps to take.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
If you forgot to take you medicine at bedtime, leave out the dose completely. Take your next
dose the following night at bedtime and then continue as before.
AFTER TAKING THE MEDICINE
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may find that this medicine gives them stomach pains, diarrhoea or less control
over their bowels. It may also colour urine pink or red, or may cause some irritation, peeling
or staining of the skin around the anus. Taking this medicine for many years may stop bowels
Tell your doctor about any unusual problems immediately.
STORING YOUR MEDICINE
How should I store Ailax Oral Suspension 25/200?
Keep the medicine at room temperature (below 25oC), in a safe place where children cannot
Do not use after expiry date shown on the bottle.
If your doctor tells you to stop the treatment, return any leftover medicine to the pharmacist.
Only keep it if your doctor tells you to.
Remember – as with all medicines do NOT share with any other person.
Date of Revision – February 2013
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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