RESULAX – Sorbitol uses, dose and side effects


8.5 g rectal solution

What Resulax is and what it is used for

Resulax is a micro-release intended for single use. It softens hard stools and has a lubricating effect on the intestinal mucosa, thereby facilitating intestinal emptying. Resulax usually works within 5-15 minutes.

Resulax is used for temporary constipation. Resulax is also used for emptying the bowel before examination inside the bowel ( rectoscope ) or to achieve bowel emptying before and after, for example, childbirth and surgery.

What you need to know before using Resulax

Do not use Resulax

– if you are allergic to sorbitol.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fertility

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Resulax is not expected to pose any risk to the fetus at the recommended dosage.

No expected effects on the breast-fed baby.

Driving and using machines

Resulax has no known effect on the ability to drive or perform precision work.

You are responsible for assessing whether you are fit to drive a motor vehicle or perform work that requires sharpened attention. One of the factors that can affect your ability in these respects is the use of drugs due to their effects and/or side effects. Descriptions of these effects and side effects can be found in other sections. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

How to take Resulax

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

Adults and children: The contents of a tube are emptied into the rectum. It is easiest to lie on your side. For children under 3 years of age, the sealing ring is threaded over the tube tip, which is then inserted as far as possible.

Another dose according to the doctor’s prescription.

User manual

Turn off the ring.

1. Turn off the ring.

Thread the ring on the tip as a stop.

In children under 3 years of age, only half of the tip should be inserted into the rectum. Thread the ring on the tip as a stop.

Hold the tube with the tip facing up

3. Hold the tube with the tip pointing upwards, and take a grip high up on the tube – see the picture above.

Insert the tip into the rectum

4. Insert the tip into the rectum. Hold the tube at an angle obliquely upwards and squeeze out the contents. Pull out the tube still clamped.

If you take more Resulax than you should

If you have ingested too much medicine or if e.g. If a child has ingested the medicine, contact a doctor or hospital for an assessment of the risk and advice.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

There are no known side effects.

How to store Resulax

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube after EXP. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents of the pack and other information

Content declaration

-The active substance is sorbitol 8.5 g.

-Another ingredient is water.

What the medicine looks like and the contents of the pack

One tube contains 10 ml of rectal solution.

Pack sizes: Carton with 4, 50, or 8×50 tubes.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer

Meda AB

Box 906

170 09 Solna

Tel. 08-630 19 00



Rua da Guiné, nº 26

2689-514 Prior Velho,


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