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Norgalax Disposable Emicroenema 10g Pack of 6

Norgalax Disposable Emicroenema 10g Pack of 6


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Brand: Norgalax
Code: 0027003
Weight: g (includes packaging)


Micralax is a micro-enema to provide relief from constipation and clear the bowel before some examinations. It works by softening the stools and in this way helps to relieve constipation and clear the bowel, especially in bedridden patients, the elderly, those giving birth and children. It may also be used before some examinations of the bowel.

How does it work?

Norgalax micro-enema contains the active ingredient docusate sodium, which is a type of medicine called a laxative.

Docusate works in two ways to relieve constipation. Firstly, it has a stool softening action. It lowers the surface tension of hard, dry stools that have accumulated in the bowel, allowing water to penetrate them. This makes the stools softer and easier to pass, thus reducing straining.

Docusate also has a stimulant effect on the gut. It acts on the nerve endings in the walls of the large intestine (colon) and rectum, causing the muscles in the intestinal wall to contract more often and with increased force. When these muscles contract (a process known as peristalsis), this moves the contents of the intestine through the colon to the rectum so that the bowel can be emptied.

The dual action is effective at relieving constipation without straining. The gel is administered rectally and usually works in 5 to 20 minutes.

Norgalax micro-enema can also be used to empty the bowel prior to investigative procedures, eg colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.


Pull the cap off the neck of the tube.

Gently squeeze the tube and smear a drop around the neck of the tube to help it slide in.

Push the neck of the tube all the way into your rectum.

Squeeze the tube gently until it is empty.

Stay near a toilet because you should need to use it in about 5 to 20 minutes after using Norgalax.


This medicine is for rectal use only and should not be taken by mouth.

Follow the instructions provided with the medicine.

Prolonged use of this medicine should be avoided. If symptoms persist, you need to use a laxative every day, or if you have persistant abdominal pain, you should consult your doctor for advice.

Not to be used if:

  • Under 12 years of age
  • Haemorrhoids (piles) 
  • Tear in the lining of the back passage (anal fissure)
  • Inflammation or bleeding of the rectum or colon
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, eg ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease 
  • People with nausea, vomiting or persistant abdominal pain

People with a blockage in the gut (intestinal obstruction).

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways.

The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine.

Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Anal or rectal burning or pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rectal bleeding

Each 10g micro-enema contains docusate sodium 0.12g.

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