Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION Mixing plants for herbal sachets Case 24
Symptomatic treatment of constipation.
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Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: indications
Symptomatic treatment of constipation.
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: conditions for which it may be prescribed
Therapeutic class Gastro Entero-Hepatology
Active ingredients Senna
Excipients Ash, Rosemary, Fennel, Licorice
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: its dosage
Adults: 1 sachet per cup.
Pour boiling water over the mixture of plants.
Cover and wait 10 to 15 minutes.
Treatment should be short (8 to 10 days maximum).
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: its appearance and shape
Lack of information in the AMM.
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: presentation
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: how it works
- Laxative stimulant, it modifies the intestinal fluid and electrolyte exchange and stimulates colonic motility.
- Onset of action: 8-12 hours.
What to do for drivers of vehicles
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: its cons-indications
- Organic inflammatory bowel disorders (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease ...).
- Occlusive syndrome or partial SBO.
- Painful abdominal syndromes of unknown cause.
- Children under 12 years (except prescription).
- Antiarrhythmic torsade de pointes: bepridil, antiarrhythmic class Ia (quinidine), sotalol, amiodarone.
- Lidoflazine, Vincamine (non-anti-arrhythmic drugs torsade de pointes).
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION warnings and precautions for use
- Drug treatment of constipation is a diet and lifestyle adjuvant treatment:
. enrichment of the power plant fibers and beverages.
. physical activity, rehabilitation of the exemption.
- In children, prescribing stimulant laxatives should be exceptional: it must take into account the risk of hampering the normal functioning of the reflex exemption.
- Prolonged use is not recommended for prolonged use of anthracene principles can lead to two sets of problems:
. "illness laxatives" with severe irritable bowel syndrome, colorectal melanosis, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities with hypokalemia; it is rare;
. a situation of "dependence" with regular need for laxatives, need to increase the dosage and severe constipation in case of withdrawal; this dependence variable occurrence among patients, can be created without the knowledge of the physician.
- Do not exceed 8 to 10 days of treatment.
- Combinations requiring precautions for use: digitalis; other kaliuretic [kaliuretic diuretics (alone or combined), amphotericin B (IV), corticosteroids (systemic route) tetracosactide].
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: His interactions
ASSOCIATION NOT RECOMMENDED:
Risk of hypokalaemia and therefore drug interactions when used in combination with a stimulant laxative:
- Anti-arrhythmic torsade de pointes: bepridil, antiarrhythmic class Ia (quinidine-type), sotalol, amiodarone.
- Lidoflazine, Vincamine (non-anti-arrhythmic drugs torsade de pointes).
Risk of torsades de pointes (hypokalaemia is a contributing factor, as well as bradycardia and long QT existing space); use a non-stimulant laxative.
- Digitalis: hypokalemia promotes the toxic effects of digitalis.
- Other hypokalaemia: amphotericin B (IV), corticosteroids (glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids: systemically) tetracosactide, kaliuretic diuretics (alone or combined).
Increased risk of hypokalaemia (additive effect).
Monitoring of potassium and if necessary correction. Use a non-stimulant laxative.
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION: Its incompatibilities
Pregnancy - Breastfeeding
Mediflor # 7 CONSTIPATION Undesirable effects
- Possibility of diarrhea, abdominal pain, especially in subjects with irritable bowel syndrome.
- Possibility of hypokalemia.
1. IDENTIFICATION OF MEDICINE
Please read this leaflet carefully before taking this medicine. It contains
Important information for you.
If you have other questions, if you have any doubt, please ask to
your doctor or your treatment.
• Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again.
• If you need more information and advice, please contact your
• If symptoms worsen or persist after 2-3 weeks, see your
• If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, or if
you experience any of the side effects gets serious, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW, mixture of plants for herbal tea
1.2 Composition qualitative / quantitative composition
SENE (foliole)........................................................................................................ 0.72 g
For a dose of 1.8 g sachet
The other ingredients are: Ash (leaf), rosemary (flowering tops), sweet fennel
(Seeds), Licorice (root).
1.3 Pharmaceutical form
Plants for tea in sachet of 1.8 g
1.4 therapeutic category
Herbal medicine MMF / Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW / AMM validated the 30/09/92 / JPD - KO / 14/10/2002 Notice Appendix II / 2
1.5 Name and address of the operator
37, rue Saint Romain
MERCK FAMILY MEDICATION
18C Winston Churchill Boulevard
21000 Dijon Cedex
SPPH ISLE OF ABEAU
40, rue de la Garenne
38297 SAINT QUENTIN FALLAVIER
2. WHAT (S) WHEN TO USE THIS MEDICINE?
This drug is a stimulant laxative (stimulates bowel movement).
It is indicated in the treatment of occasional constipation and is usually 8 to
3.1 In which case (s) do not use this medicine?
Never Mediflor # 7 AGAINST SNOW constipatio N in
♦ some diseases of the intestine and colon,
♦ in case of abdominal pain (stomach pain)
♦ in case of chronic constipation (constipation long term)
♦ in children under 12 without a doctor's prescription.
In case of doubt, it is essential to seek the advice of your doctor or
NO USE WITHOUT EXTENDED MEDICAL ADVICE. MMF / Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW / AMM validated the 09/30/92 / JPD - KO / 14/10/2002 Appendix II Notice / 3
♦ Occasional Constipation: it may be related to a recent change in the way
life (travel). The drug can be a help in the short treatment. Any constipation
recent unexplained by the change in lifestyle, all accompanied by constipation
pain, fever, swelling of the abdomen must seek the advice of a doctor.
♦ Chronic constipation (constipation long term): it should not be treated
a stimulant laxative.
It may be related to two causes:
- A bowel disease that requires support by the doctor,
- Either an imbalance of intestinal function due to dietary habits and mode
Treatment includes among others:
- An increase of dietary products of plant origin (vegetables
greens, vegetables, wholemeal bread, fruits ...)
- An increase in the consumption of water and fruit juices,
- An increase in physical activity (sports, walking ...)
- Rehabilitation of the defecation reflex,
- Sometimes adding his food.
It is useful to seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
♦ Special case of the child: the child's treatment of constipation is based on
measures of lifestyle and diet: including the use of good
amount of water with powdered infant milk, diet rich in original
plant, adding juice.
Treatment with a stimulant laxative without medical advice is against-indicated (regular intake
laxatives in young age may impede the normal operation of reflex
This medicine may cause a loss of potassium. The association with other
medications (such as certain diuretics or certain medicines for the heart) can be
IF IN DOUBT DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR
To avoid possible interactions between multiple medications, it should be noted
systematically any other ongoing treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep out of reach of children. MMF / Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW / AMM validated the 09/30/92 / JPD - KO / 14/10/2002 Appendix II Notice / 4
3.4 Drug interactions and other interactions
If you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription, especially medication that can give problems
severe heartbeat, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
3.5 Pregnancy - Breastfeeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any
3.6 Drivers and using machines
3.7 Important information about some components
Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW:
THIS MEDICINE 4. HOW TO USE
Adults: 1 sachet per cup.
4.2 Method and route of administration
Pour boiling water over the sachet. Cover and wait 10 to 15 minutes.
4.3 Frequency and timing of the drug should be administered
4.4 Duration of treatment
This treatment should be taken only for a short period (up to 8-10 days). MMF / Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW / AMM validated the 09/30/92 / JPD - KO / 14/10/2002 Appendix II Notice / 5
4.5 What to do in case of overdose
If you have taken more Mediflor # 7 C ONSTIPATION AGAINST SNOW,
mixture of plants for herbal tea sachet that you should:
Discontinue treatment and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW,
mixture of plants for herbal tea sachet:
Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
4.6 Action to be taken in case the administration of one or more doses
If you forget to take Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION
Do not take a double dose to make up for the single dose that you missed
4.7 Risk of withdrawal
5 EFFECTS UNDESIRABLE.
Like all medicines, Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION
SNOW, a mixture of plants for herbal tea sachet is likely to have
side effects, although not everybody will not matter.
Possibility of diarrhea, abdominal pain.
In this case, stop treatment and seek advice from your doctor.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
6.1 Date of expiry
Do not use Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW, mixed
plants for herbal tea sachet after the expiry date stated on the
6.2 Storage Conditions
No special precautions for storage. MMF / Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW / AMM validated the 09/30/92 / JPD - KO / 14/10/2002 Appendix II Notice / 6
6.3 If necessary, warnings against certain visible signs of
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures
help to protect the environment.
MMF / Mediflor # 7 AGAINST CONSTIPATION SNOW / AMM validated the 09/30/92 / JPD - KO / 14/10/2002
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