Evacuol gotas 30 ml
Indicated in adults and children over 6 years old for the relief of symptoms of occasional constipation, as produced by bed rest or travel and to facilitate the evacuation in cases of hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
What is Evacuol and what is it used for
Evacuol belongs to the group of medicines called laxatives. Its laxative action is produced by direct stimulation of the large intestine. This stimulus produces the emptying of the fecal mass after a latency period, which depends on the sensitivity of each individual and the dose.
Evacuol is indicated, in adults and children over 6 years, for the relief of symptoms of occasional constipation, such as that caused by staying in bed or traveling and to facilitate evacuation in cases of hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
How to take Evacuol
Follow these instructions unless your doctor has given you different directions.
The presentation of Evacuol in the form of drops allows the dosage to be adapted for each individual case.
Since the laxative effect manifests itself 8 to 12 hours after taking the medication, it is preferable that it be taken at night. In this way, the laxative effect can appear the following morning.
Use in adults
The initial dose in adult patients is 5 to 10 drops a day in a single dose. If evacuation does not occur the next morning, a further 5 drops may be taken on the second day in the evening, and so on for up to a maximum of 6 days.
Use in children over 6 years
The initial dose in children older than 6 years is 2 to 5 drops a day in a single dose. In the event that evacuation does not occur the next morning, on the second day in the evening another 2 drops may be taken, and so on up to a maximum of 6 days.
This medication is for oral administration.
The medication can be taken alone or dissolved in a little water, milk or fruit juice, etc.
If you think that the action of Evacuol is too strong or weak, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Evacuol than you should
If you have taken more Evacuol than you should, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist, go to the nearest hospital or consult the Toxicological Information Service, telephone: 915 620 420 (indicating the medicine and the amount ingested).
In case of overdose or prolonged use, as with other stimulant laxatives, gastrointestinal disorders may occur with diarrhea and excessive loss of water and electrolytes, especially potassium, which can lead to muscle weakness and disorders of heart function. Compensatory measures, such as administration of copious amounts of fluids and electrolytes, should be taken if necessary.
Also, in cases of prolonged use there is the possibility of developing a purging effect (excessive loss of fecal mass), or that constipation is aggravated.
If you forget to take Evacuol
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the missed dose when you remember, and then stick to your regular schedule. However, if the next dose is a few hours away, skip the missed dose and wait to take the next dose at the appropriate time.