Pascoe Legapas. Legapas is a very effective remedy to use short-term for relief of constipation.
1g (33 drops) Contains:
Fluid extract (1:1.0-1.2) of 500mg Cascara Sagrada - Frangula purshiana (DC.), (bark, aged) standardized to 20 mg of hydroxyanthracene glycosides calculated as Cascaroside A. (Extraction fluid: Ethanol 30% m/m)
Contains 23% vol. alcohol.
Adults and children 12 years of age and over: 0.9-1.5g (30-50) drops once a day in half a cup of hot water in the mornings or evenings.
Do not use for more than 7 days.
Allow 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur.
The maximum daily dose must not exceed 50 drops. The appropriate dose for a given patient is the lowest dose needed for soft, formed stools.
Do not use if you have abdominal pain, nausea, fever, vomiting, hemorrhoids or if you have a chronic gastrointestinal disorder.
Do not use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root, or other drugs that may aggravate electrolyte imbalance.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use within 2 hours of another medicine.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or are taking heart medications.
Reduce dose or discontinue use if abdominal cramps, spasms, and / or pain occur.
Chronic use or abuse may lead to potassium deficiency and thus increase the effects of certain drugs that strengthen the heart muscle (cardiac glycosides) and interfere with the effects of drugs for heart rhythm disturbances (antiarrhythmics). Potassium loss may be increased by the concomitant use of certain drugs that increase urinary output (diuretics), cortisone and cortisone-like drugs (corticosteroids) or licorice root.
Information taken from the Pascoe website.
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