These capsules are one of a group of medicines called 'laxatives'.
They are usually used to prevent and treat constipation that has lasted for a long time.
These capsules may also be used to help you go to the toilet if you have piles (haemorrhoids), or to empty your bowels before a stomach X-ray.
Ask your doctor if you want more information.
Children under 12 years of age.People with nausea, vomiting or persistant abdominal pain. People with a blockage in the gut (intestinal obstruction). Rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance (Dioctyl capsules contain fructose and sorbitol).You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use.
Taking your medicine– Read the instructions on the labelabout how to take your medicine. Ifyou are not sure about anything, askyour pharmacist.– The usual dose for adults is up to fivecapsules a day taken in divided doses.– Reduce the dose as your conditiongets better.– When using this medicine beforehaving a stomach X-ray, you shouldtake four capsules.– Swallow these capsules whole with adrink of water.– If you accidentally take an overdose,drink lots of water and contact yournearest accident and emergencydepartment, or tell your doctorimmediately.Children: Not Recommended.