a) To prevent and treat chronic constipation.
(i) to soften hard, dry stools in order to ease defaecation and reduce straining at stool; and
(ii) in the presence of haemorrhoids and anal fissure, to prevent hard, dry stools and reduce straining.
b) As an adjunct in abdominal radiological procedures.
Posology and method of administration
Up to 500 mg should be taken daily in divided doses. Treatment should be commenced with large doses, which should be decreased as the condition of the patient improves.
For use with barium meals:
400 mg to be taken with the meal.
As for adults.
The safety and efficacy of Dioctyl in children aged 0 to 11 years have not yet been established. No data are available.
Method of administration
For oral use.
Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
Dioctyl should not be administered when abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or intestinal obstruction is present.