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FLETCHERS ARACHIS OIL RETENTION ENEMA

Active substance(s): ARACHIS OIL

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Fletchers’ Arachis Oil Retention Enema
(Arachis Oil 130 ml)
WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS:
This enema contains arachis oil which is used to treat constipation by softening your stools (impacted
faeces).
DO NOT USE if you:
 are allergic to arachis oil (peanut oil), peanuts or soya
 have inflammation or ulcers of the large bowel (the colon), unless advised by your doctor
 are pregnant, check with your doctor first.
Tell your doctor before using if you:
 have a blockage in the gut (bowel obstruction)
 are elderly, frail (debilitated) or have a neurological disorder such as paralysis of the lower part of
the body (paraplegia) or a stroke.
 are using in a child
 are taking any other medicines.
Important information about the ingredient:
Fletchers’ Arachis Oil Retention Enema contains arachis oil (peanut oil). If you are allergic to peanut
or soya, do not use Fletchers’ Arachis Oil Retention Enema.
HOW TO USE:
For rectal use only.
Adults and elderly: Use one enema as required.
Children: Reduce the dose in proportion to the child’s weight. If unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
1. Warm the bottle before use, in warm water.
2. Remove the blue cap
3. Lie on a towel, on your side with both knees bent towards the chest.
4. Insert the nozzle into the rectum and squeeze the bottle gently until empty. Do not use force especially
in children, the elderly or frail, if the lower body is paralysed or in stroke patients.
5. Put the used bottle back into the carton for disposal.
If you use too much do not worry, the enema is not harmful. However, if any is accidentally swallowed, tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS:
STOP using the enema and seek medical help immediately if you have any of the following allergic
reactions:
 difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
 severe itching of the skin, with a red rash or raised lumps

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Other side effects:
 rectal irritation (redness, itching)
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:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
HOW TO STORE:
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
 Do not use after the expiry date
 Do not store above 25°C.
 Do not throw it away with your household waste or in water. Return all the unwanted medicine to
your pharmacist. This will help to protect the environment.
RECTAL SOLUTION:
Active ingredient:
Arachis oil (peanut oil) 100 %.
Other ingredients:
None.
CONTENTS:
The rectal solution is a clear, pale yellow liquid in a blue plastic bottle for single dose use.
PL 17736/0116
Marketing Authorisation Holder :
Chemidex Pharma Ltd.
Chemidex House,
Egham Business Village,
Crabtree Road, Egham,
Surrey TW20 8RB
Manufacturer:
Forest Laboratories UK Ltd.,
Bexley
DA5 1NX
Text revised: June 2015
’Chemidex is a registered trademark’

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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