Hard and compact stools make excretion difficult and painful.
The MICROLAX® solution is applied to the hardened stool. A wetting agent, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, facilitates penetration of the faeces.
The Active substance sodium citrate releases the bound water, softening the stool making it soft and flexible.
With the stool now softened, its volume increases and activates the receptors in the intestinal wall which give the signal for excretion. The result is normal, untroubled bowel evacuation
How MICROLAX® acts
MICROLAX® works quickly to relieve constipation in 5 – 15 minutes. Because the mini-tube is thin, it can be inserted gently into the rectum making it hygienic and discreet to use. The active ingredients, sodium citrate and sodium lauryl sulfoacetate help to release the bound water, which softens the stool.
The mini-enema has a gel-like consistency which acts locally so has no impact on bowel activity, Very few side effects have been reported with the use of Microlax® and the product has a good safety profile.