Active substance(s): SODIUM ACID PHOSPHATE ANHYDROUS / SODIUM BICARBONATE / SODIUM ACID PHOSPHATE ANHYDROUS / SODIUM BICARBONATE / SODIUM ACID PHOSPHATE ANHYDROUS / SODIUM BICARBONATE
Carbalax Suppositories are used to treat constipation, including constipation caused by prolonged bedrest or
the effect of medicines. They are also sued to evacuate the bowels before childbirth, operations or diagnostic
procedures and to ease bowel movements after operations or in any condition where staining may be painful.
Carbalax suppositories effervesce on contact with the rectal mucosa and this encourages evacuation.
Carbalax are suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. Do not administer to younger children.
There are certain bowel conditions where treatment of constipation with Carbalax Suppositories may not be
suitable. You should discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Administer one suppository 30 minutes before evacuation is required. Remove from packaging and moisten
with water before insertion into the rectum. Do not lubricate with oil.
There are not normally any problems following the use of Carbalax Suppositories. If you notice anything
unusual tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If anyone accidentally swallows Carbalax Suppositories contact a doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Each Suppository contains: Sodium Bicarbonate Ph.Eur. 1.08g
And anhydrous Sodium Acid Phosphate 1.3g
in an inert Polyethylene Glycol base.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not remove from packaging until needed.
Do not use after expiry date.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
For rectal use only
Manufactured by: Forest Laboratories UK Limited, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1NX, United Kingdom
Chemidex Pharma Limited
Egham Business Village
Crabtree Road, Egham
Surrey TW20 8RB, UK
Revised June 2015
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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