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Brand name: Microlax

Microlax is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) sorbitol + citric acid + lauryl sulfoacetate sodium. On this page you will find out more about Microlax, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: sorbitol + citric acid + lauryl sulfoacetate sodium

Information for medicine and pack size:
Microlax enema, 4 x 5 mL

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Rectal constipation, faecal incontinence; preparation for X-ray examination and rectoscopy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A colourless, opalescent and viscous preparation.
Dosage Form Enema
Route of administration Rectal
Medicine schedule
12: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
4: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
50: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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