Active substance(s): RHUBARB EXTRACT / SENNA LEAF / SULPHUR PURIFIED / WOOD CHARCOAL
Rhubarb root extract
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Eucarbon
Tablets carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen, or do not improve after a few days.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Eucarbon Tablets are and what they are used for.
2. Before you take Eucarbon Tablets.
3. How to take Eucarbon Tablets
4. Possible side effects.
5. How to store Eucarbon Tablets
6. Further information.
1. WHAT EUCARBON TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Eucarbon Tablets are used for the short-term relief of occasional constipation
Eucarbon Tablets do not help with weight loss.
The laxative effect of Eucarbon Tablets takes place approximately 8-12 hours after
taking the product.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE EUCARBON TABLETS
Do not take Eucarbon Tablets
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Senna leaf, Rhubarb , vegetable charcoal, purified
sulphur or any other ingredients of Eucarbon Tablets.
• If you have blockage or narrowing of the gastro-intestinal tract or bowel (ileus, intestinal
obstruction or stenosis)
• If you have paralysis or lack of muscle tone in the bowel (atony)
• If you have appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or
• If you have severe dehydration
• If you have persistent or undiagnosed abdominal complaints e.g. pain, nausea or vomiting
• If you have faecal impaction or rectal bleeding for which you don’t know the cause, or have
blood in your stools
• If you have already taken a laxative and you are still constipated
• If you have had a sudden change in bowel habit that has lasted for more than 2 weeks
• if you have kidney or heart failure
if you are under 12 years of age
Consult your doctor, before taking this medicine:
• if you suffer from kidney disorders
• if you are taking medicines for a heart condition (e.g. cardiac glycosides, antiarrhythmic
medicines e.g. quinidine), medicines inducing QT prolongation, diuretics, corticosteroids or
liquorice root preparations
Taking other medicines:
You should consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:
You should not use Eucarbon Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because there is
no evidence that it is safe to do so.
Eucarbon Tablets is not a suitable slimming aid.
Taking Eucarbon Tablets with food and drink
Eucarbon Tablets can be taken during or after meals.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Eucarbon Tablets
One tablet contains 43.4 mg of sugar (sucrose). If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal
3. HOW TO TAKE EUCARBON TABLETS
Always take Eucarbon Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
For oral use:
Adults, the elderly & children over 12 years:
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual dose is 1-2 tablets up to 3 times a day,
during or after meals. The dosage necessary to obtain the desired effect may vary
according to each person. For a stronger laxative effect, the dose may be increased up to 3
– 4 tablets in the evening.
The maximum daily dose is 8 tablets
Do not exceed the stated dose
Eucarbon Tablets should be taken with an ample amount of liquid (at least one glass of
Use for more than 1 - 2 weeks requires medical supervision.
Consult your doctor after taking this medicine:
• If symptoms worsen or persist
• if there is no bowel movement after 3 days and laxatives are needed every day
• if abdominal pain persists
If you take too much Eucarbon Tablets
It may be harmful to
Take too much Eucarbon Tablets or
Take Eucarbon Tablets for too long
This is because taking too much for too long may lead to:
A “lazy bowel”, where the muscle in the bowel becomes too relaxed. This means
that bowel emptying happens less often. This can lead to long-term constipation.
Imbalance of fluid and salts in the body. This can affect the tightness of muscles
such as those in the bowel. It can also affect the salts in the blood.
Low levels of potassium in the blood (called 'hypo-kalaemia'). This can make you
tired, dizzy, make your muscles weak and cause an uneven heart-beat.
Dehydration, making you thirsty, feel faint and giving you headaches. It can also
mean you cannot pass enough urine.
If you take more Eucarbon Tablets than you should
Diarrhoea may be a sign of over dosage. In this case reduce the dose or discontinue use. If
you feel unwell, consult your doctor.
If you forget to take Eucarbon Tablets
Take the next dose when it’s due. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Eucarbon Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
• abdominal pain, spasms and diarrhoea may occur, in particular in patients
with irritable colon.
• chronic use may lead to albuminuria and haematuria which is albumin or red blood cells
in the urine
• chronic use may cause pigmentation of the gastrointestinal tract which usually recedes
when the product is no longer taken
• yellow or red-brown discolouration of urine may occur during the treatment, but is
• allergic reactions such as local or more widespread, skin rash, hives (skin bumps) or
itchiness around the anus. The frequency is not known.
Reporting of adverse 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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE EUCARBON TABLETS
• Keep out of reach and sight of children.
• Store in the original package, in order to protect the medicinal product from light.
• Do not use Eucarbon Tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the outer carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Eucarbon Tablets contains:
Each tablet contains:
105 mg of Senna leaf (Cassia senna L. (C. acutifolia Delile) and/or Cassia angustifolia
25 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum L. or Rheum
officinale Baillon, or hybrids of these two species or a mixture) (3- 5: 1) Extraction
solvent : Ethanol 70% v/v
Corresponding to 2.65-3.95 mg of hydroxyanthracene glycosides (calculated as
180 mg of Vegetable Charcoal.
50 mg of purified Sulfur
The other ingredients are: sucrose, maize starch Heavy Kaolin (bolus alba), talc, gum
Arabic, fennel oil, peppermint oil.
What Eucarbon Tablets looks like and contents of the pack:
Grey-black, non-coated tablets without a breaking crease, in packs of 20, 30 and 100
tablets. Not all pack size may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
F.TRENKA, Chem.-pharm. Fabrik Ges.m.b.H:
Tel: +43 1 505 03 41 – 0
Fax: +43 1 505 03 41– 31
This leaflet was last revised May 2015
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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