PURGATON 20mg tablets

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Available from:
MEMPHIS
Dosage:
20 mg
Pharmaceutical form:
tablet
Composition:
Purified extract of senna (equivalent to 20 mg calcium sennoside) 9 L.E
Units in package:
10 tablets
Manufactured by:
MEMPHIS
Therapeutic indications:
Treatment of constipation
Authorization number:
23020
Authorization date:
2003-10-21

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30-10-2020

Trade Name:

Purgaton

“Tablets “

Composition:

Each tablet contains

Purified extract of senna

(Equivalent to 20 mg calcium sennoside)

Pharmacological properties:

Purgaton consists of natural glycosides of senna ,sennosides A& B as the

calcium salt .It is used in the treatment of habitual constipation .It

increases the peristaltic movements of the colon and speeds the fecal

matter through the cecum and ascending colon by diminishing the ant

peristaltic waves ,resulting in decreased absorption of water and

formation of soft bulky stool .

Indications:

Atonic constipation.

Contraindications:

Irritable colon and colitis, intestinal obstruction, appendicitis, acute

inflammatory intestinal diseases.

Dosage &administration:

Adults: 2 tablets at bedtime.

Children of age (6-12): 1 tablet at bed+me

Children – (2-6 years old) ½ tablet once daily

Children less than 2 year (not to be used)

Precautions:

Hypokalemia ,hyperaldosteronism ,albuminuria ,hematuria by

prolonged use of senna

Atonic colon, which is secondary to chronic use of senna.

Melanosis coli by prolonged use.

Drug Interactions:

Digitalis glycosides (due to loss of potassium), Antiarrhythmics

indomethacin, nifedipin, estrogen.

Pregnancy &lactation:

The drug should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing.

Packing:

Boxes: containing 30 Tablets

THIS IS A MEDICAMENT

Medicament is a product ,which affects your health and its consumption contrary to

instructions is dangerous for you .

Follow strictly the doctor’s prescription ,the method of use and the instructions of the

pharmacist who sold the medicament .

The doctor and the pharmacist are the experts in medicines ,their benefits and risks .

Do not by yourself interrupt the period of treatment prescribed .

Do not repeat the same prescription without consulting your doctor .

Keep all medicaments out of reach of children .

Council of Arab Health Ministers ,Union of Arab Pharmacists .

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