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CHARACTERISTICS

  • This is a laxative, containing dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS) in addition to crude drugs, Daio (rhubarb) extract and Kanzo (glycyrrhiza) extract powder. When you take this medicine before sleep, you will have a bowel movement, similar to a natural one, the next morning.
  • Daio (rhubarb) extract improves peristaltic movement of the intestines and encourages bowel movements. Kanzo (glycyrrhiza) extract powder helps the effect of rhubarb.
  • DSS gives moisture to hardened stools and softens them, which makes it easier to be passed.
  • This medicine is an easy-to-take, small, light red film-coated tablet.

INDICATIONS

  • Constipation
  • Relief of the following symptoms due to constipation:
    Fullness in the abdomen, eruption, skin roughness, anorexia, dull headache, hot flush, hemorrhoids, abnormal fermentation in the intestines

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS

Take the following amount of medicine without chewing with cold or lukewarm water before sleep.

Age One dose Daily dose
15 years or over 2-4 tablets Once
11-14 years 1-3 tablets
Under 11 years Do not take

However, the minimum dose should be taken initially, and then the dose should be gradually increased (or decreased) depending on the relief of symptoms.

Precautions regarding dosage and directions

  1. Children are permitted to take this medicine only under the direction and supervision of a parent or other responsible adult.
  2. Please follow the recommended dosage and directions.
  3. The following persons should decrease dosage of this medicine:
    Persons who are physically weak, have menstruation
  4. How to take out a tablet PTP product

As shown in the figure, press the protruded portion of the PTP sheet with your finger to tear the aluminum foil and take out a tablet. (If you swallow the PTP sheet by mistake, its sharp edges may perforate your esophagus, etc., resulting in serious complications.)

INGREDIENTS

In 4 tablets (maximum daily dose for persons aged 15 years or over)

INGREDIENTS CONTENTS
Daio (rhubarb) extract 405.8mg (as dry extract)
[Extracted from Daio (rhubarb) 1,068 mg]
Kanzo (glycyrrhiza) extract powder 67mg
[Extracted from Kanzo (glycyrrhiza) 267 mg]
Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate 24mg

Inactive ingredients:

Calcium silicate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, cellulose, hypromellose, titanium oxide, red ferric oxide

Precautions regarding ingredients

Daio (rhubarb) may cause your urine to turn orange or reddish, but this is not a cause for concern.

Advice regarding constipation relief

For those who want relief from constipation:
There is a tendency that when laxative is used for a prolonged period, the medicine is less effective unless the dose is increased.
Please take care of the following points to regain regular bowel movement:

1. Make the emptying of bowels a habit.

Go to the toilet once a day at a set time. (The best time is after breakfast.) Do not try to hold your stool.

2. Strengthen your abdominal muscles.

Facilitate bowel movement by strengthening your abdominal muscles. This can be done by massaging the abdomen, exercise that involves twisting your body, or by swimming.

3. Be careful of your diet.

Promote intestinal movement by drinking cold water or milk after getting up in the morning and by eating lots of food high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables.

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE

What you should NOT do

(If you do not follow the precautions listed below, your current symptoms may worsen and you may be at an increased risk of side effects.)

  1. Do not take the following medicine while you take this medicine:
    Other laxatives (cathartic drugs)
  2. Do not take this medicine if breastfeeding. Stop breastfeeding if taking this medicine.
  3. Do not take a large amount of this medicine at a time.

Who should seek consultation

  1. The following persons should consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson* before taking this medicine:
    1. Persons under treatment by a physician
    2. Women who are or may be pregnant
    3. Persons who have had allergies to medicines or something
    4. Persons who have suffered from the following symptoms:
      Severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting
  2. Stop taking this medicine immediately and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if the following symptoms appear after taking this medicine because they might be side effects of the medicine. Take this leaflet with you.
    Affected area Symptoms
    Skin Rashes, redness, itching
    Digestive organs Severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting
  3. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if the following symptom appear after taking this medicine and continue or worsen. Take this leaflet with you.
    Diarrhea
  4. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if symptoms do not improve after taking this medicine for five to six days. Take this leaflet with you.
  5. If you take this medicine for more than one month, consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson.

*Registered salesperson: person who has the license to sell OTC medicines except Category 1.

PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND HANDLING

This medicine comes as a PTP product, or as a bottled product. Be careful about the following issues for each product:

PTP product and Product in a bottle

  1. Keep out of the reach of children.
  2. To prevent improper use or loss of quality, do not transfer the medicine to another container.
  3. Do not take this medicine after the expiration date.
  4. Fill in the date when the inner pouch (aluminum pouch) or bottle was opened in the column provided on the box and bottle.
  5. Once the inner pouch (aluminum pouch) or the bottle is opened, take this medicine within about 6 months to maintain quality.

PTP product

  1. Store the medicine in its box in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.

Product in a bottle

  1. Store in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
  2. Once the bottle is opened, throw away the filler in the bottle. (Putting the filler back into the bottle may change the quality by absorbing moisture. The filler in the bottle protects the tablets from breakage during transportation.)
  3. Be sure to close the cap tightly after each use. (Failure to tightly close the bottle may result in loss of the quality of the medicine due to moisture.)