Coloxyl with Senna

Coloxyl with Senna

ADMINISTRATION ROUTES:

  • PO

ALTERNATIVE NAMES:

  • Coloxyl with Senna, Docusate sodium & Total Sennosides, Laxsol

ICU INDICATIONS:

  1. constipation.

PRESENTATION AND ADMINISTRATION:

  • PO:
    Coloyxl with Senna tablets (brown) – each contains 50mg of Docusate sodium and 8mg of sennoside

DOSAGE:

  • PO:
    Usual ICU dosage two tablets twice a day

DOSAGE IN RENAL FAILURE AND RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY:

  • Dose as in normal renal function

DOSAGE IN PAEDIATRICS:

  • PO:
    See PRECAUTIONS

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY:

  • Faecal softener with peristaltic stimulant

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  1. mechanical intestinal obstruction

WARNINGS

  • See CONTRAINDICATIONS

PRECAUTIONS

  • General:
    Maintain adequate fluid intake
  • Laboratory Tests:
    No tests in addition to standard ICU tests are required
  • Drug/Laboratory Test Interactions:
    None known

IMPORTANT DRUG INTERACTIONS FOR THE ICU

  • None of note

ADVERSE REACTIONS

  • Gastrointestinal System:
    Cramps, diarrhoea, atonic colon (with chronic use)
  • Electrolytes:
    Hypokalaemia

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