How to use Radirex max
Adults, elderly people and adolescents over 12 years of age:
Two Radirex MAX capsules a day, in the evening.
Patients with too strong effects may lower their dosage and take 1 capsule a day in the evening.
The most appropriate single dose is the lowest dose needed to obtain soft stool.
Laxative effects occur after 8-12 hours.
Taking the drug for more than two weeks requires consultation with a doctor.
The maximum daily dose is 30 mg of hydroxyanthracene glycosides.
That corresponds to two capsules of Radirex MAX.
Children under 12 years of age: do not administer.
When not to use Radirex MAX
– If you are allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of this medicine;
– if you have obstruction, narrowing or atonia of the intestines, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), abdominal pain of unknown cause, severe dehydration with excessive loss of electrolytes and water;
– in case of children under 12 years of age.
Warnings and precautions
Patients taking cardiac glycosides, antiarrhythmic drugs, Q-T prolonging drugs, diuretics, corticosteroids, liquorice root should consult a physician before taking the drug.
As with other laxative drugs, unless recommended by a physician, Radirex MAX should not be taken by patients suffering from faecal stones and acute or chronic gastrointestinal problems of unexplained cause, i.e. abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, as such symptoms may be a sign of possible or existing intestinal obstruction.
If the patient is forced to use laxatives every day, the cause of constipation should be investigated. Avoid prolonged use of laxatives.
Long-term use of laxative drugs stimulating intestinal peristalsis may lead to disorders of intestinal function and dependence on laxative drugs. Medicines containing extracts of rheum should be administered only if the therapeutic effect cannot be achieved by changing the diet or using swelling agents.
If Radirex MAX is administered to patients with stool incontinence, diapers should be replaced more often to prevent prolonged contact between the skin and faeces.
Patients with renal impairment should be aware of possible electrolyte disturbances.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Radirex MAX can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Side effects of the drug are presented according to the classification of organs and systems according to MedDRA and frequency of occurrence: Unknown frequency (cannot be determined on the basis of available data).
When using Radirex MAX, you may experience:
Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity reactions – unknown frequency.
Gastric and intestinal disorders: Abdominal pain, bowel systolic conditions, fluid stool (especially in patients with hypersensitive colon) – frequency unknown.
Long-term use of the drug may lead to water-electrolyte imbalance, proteinuria and hematuria.
Prolonged use of the drug may cause pigmentation of the intestinal mucosa (pseudomelanosis coli), which usually disappears after the end of the drug use.
During treatment, yellow or reddish-brown (pH dependent) urine staining may occur due to the presence of metabolites of active substances in urine, which is not clinically relevant.
If you notice any other adverse effects not described above, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Storage of Radirex MAX
Store the drug at a temperature below 25°C. Store the drug out of sight and out of reach of children.
Do not use this drug after the expiry date stated on the box after: EXP. Expiry date means the last day of the month.
1 hard capsule contains 196.9 mg – 371.2 mg of dry extract of rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum L. and/or Rheum officinale Baillon, radix), which corresponds to 15 mg of hydroxyanthracene derivatives calculated as reina.
Known excipient: lactose monohydrate 3.8 mg – 178.1 mg.
Radirex MAX are cylindrical, olive-coloured, hard capsules with a RADIREX MAX print.
Package contains 1 or 2 blisters of 10 capsules each.