Dicopeg Tin 300g

Macrogol 3350-based product with laxative action

 

  • In chronic constipation
  • In cases of occasionally irregular bowel

 
Indications
 
Dicopeg is a medical device with a laxative action which, through an osmotic action, regulates the intestine in a natural way. It is neither absorbed nor fermented in the intestine, it does not irritate the mucosa and is eliminated in the faeces in an unmodified form. Dicopeg is particularly indicated in chronic constipation and in cases of occasionally irregular bowel. In fact, thanks to its affinity for water, Dicopeg softens the stool, facilitating evacuation. Its effectiveness does not decrease over time.
 

Therapeutic category

Product for oral administration
 

Medical Device ce0426
 
Read carefully warnings and instructions before use
 
Health Ministry authorization of 03/08/2021
 

Pack size: tin containing 300 g of macrogol 3350.

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Description

Recommended dose
From 6 months to 2 years of age (up to 12 kg of weight): 0.8 g of product per kg of body weight per day
From 2 to 11 years of age (from 12 kg to 20 kg of weight): 1 g of product per kg of body weight per day
Over 11 years (or > 20 kg of weight): 10-30 g of product per day

It is possible to divide the daily dose into several administrations. The dose can be increased or decreased depending on the individual response to treatment. The most correct daily dosage by age group is to be decided based on the weight of the child and the severity of constipation. In any case, it is advisable to consult a doctor. Use the product in pediatric children only after medical advice. The maximum dose needed does not normally exceed 30 g of product per day.

Instruction for use
Based on the dosage indicated above, take the amount of product with the aid of the measuring cup equipped with notches that allow you to dose 0.5 g (first notch), 1 g (second notch) and 2 g (level measuring cup) of product. Dissolve a level measuring spoon (equal to 2 g) in about 1/4 glass of water or milk or other liquid (minimum volume 25 ml). Drink the solution thus reconstituted. The product can be reconstituted in advance in the appropriate liquid volume and the solution stored in the refrigerator covered for up to 24 hours. It is recommended to take Dicopeg between meals.

When not to use it
Do not take Dicopeg in case of known hypersensitivity to macrogol or the other components, perforation, intestinal obstruction or stenosis, paralytic ileus, severe inflammatory diseases of the intestinal tract such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon. The use of laxatives is contraindicated in case of acute abdominal pain or of unknown origin, nausea and vomiting, rectal bleeding of unknown origin and in case of severe dehydration. During pregnancy and lactation the product must be used on medical prescription. Interactions with drugs: there are no known interactions with drugs but it is advisable that the intake of the product is spaced by at least 2 hours from that of drugs administered orally since the osmotic power of macrogol and the increase in the gastrointestinal transit rate induced can negatively affect their effectiveness. However, consult your doctor before taking Dicopeg in case of other therapies in progress.

Composition

Ingredients
Macrogol 3350. Excipients: silicon dioxide, flavour, sodium saccharine. Gluten free.