DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
What is the dose of the medication you are taking?
Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener is a dark grey, oval, film-coated tablet, debossed "TL012". Each dark grey film-coated tablet for oral administration contains:
Servings per Bottle: 90
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Each Tablet Contains: %DV Adults only
Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener Sodium 50 mg 15%
Folic Acid 1 mg 250%
Iron (carbonyl iron) 90 mg 15%
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 12 mcg 15%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 120 mg 15%
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Di Calcium Phosphate, TriPotassium Citrate, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Acacia, Povidone K30, Croscarmellose Sodium, Fumed Silica, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Citric Acid, Dextrin, Dextrose, Lecithin, and Sodium Citrate.
Oral iron is absorbed most efficiently when administered between meals. Iron is critical for normal hemoglobin synthesis to maintain oxygen transport, energy production and proper function of cells. Adequate amounts of iron are necessary for effective erythropoiesis. Iron also serves as a cofactor of several essential enzymes, including cytochromes, which are involved in electron transport. Folic acid is required for nucleoprotein synthesis and the maintenance of normal erythropoiesis. Folic acid is the precursor of tetrahydrofolic acid, which is involved as a cofactor for transformylation reactions in the biosynthesis of purines and thymidylates of nucleic acids. Deficiency of folic acid may account for the defective deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis that leads to megaloblast formation and megaloblastic macrocytic anemias. Vitamin B12 is essential to growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, nucleic acid, and myelin synthesis. Deficiency may result in megaloblastic anemia or pernicious anemia.
Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener is indicated for the treatment of all anemias that are responsive to oral iron therapy. These include: hypochromic anemia associated with pregnancy, chronic and/or acute blood loss, metabolic disease, post-surgical convalescence, and dietary needs.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Hemolytic anemia, hemochromatosis, and hemosiderosis are contraindications to iron therapy.
Folic acid alone is improper therapy in the treatment of pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias where vitamin B12 is deficient.
Take 2 hours after meals. Do not exceed recommended dose. Discontinue use if symptoms of intolerance appear. The type of anemia and underlying cause or causes should be determined before starting therapy with Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener tablets. Ensure Hgb, Hct, reticulocyte count are determined before starting therapy and periodically thereafter during prolonged treatment. Periodically review therapy to determine if it needs to be continued without change or if a dose change is indicated.
Folic acid in doses above 0.1 mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematologic remission can occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive. Pernicious anemia should be excluded before using these products since folic acid may mask the symptoms of pernicious anemia.
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
Dosing for elderly patients should be cautious. Due to the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy, dosing should start at the lower end of the dosing range.
Adverse reactions with iron therapy may include GI irritation, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and dark stools. Adverse reactions with iron therapy are usually transient. Allergic sensitization has been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folic acid.
Prescriber should be aware of a number of iron/drug interactions, including antacids, tetracyclines, or fluoroquinolones.
Symptoms: Abdominal pain, metabolic acidosis, anuria, CNS damage, coma, convulsions, death, dehydration, diffuse vascular congestion, hepatic cirrhosis, hypotension, hypothermia, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tarry stools, melena, hematemesis, tachycardia, hyperglycemia, drowsiness, pallor, cyanosis, lassitude, seizures, and shock.
One tablet daily or as directed by a physician.
NOTICE:Contact with moisture can discolor or erode the tablet. Do not chew tablet.
Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener is packaged in bottles of 90 tablets.
Product Code: 13811-012-90
Store at 20° - 25°C (68° - 77°F), excursions permitted to 15° - 30°C (59° - 86°F).
Dispense in a tight container with a child-resistant closure.
Call your doctor about side effects. You may report side effects by calling 888 9 TRIGEN (888-987-4436).
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
All prescriptions using this product shall be pursuant to statutes as applicable. This is not an Orange Book product. There are no implied or explicit claims on therapeutic equivalence.
TRIGEN Laboratories, Inc., Sayreville, NJ 08872
Depending on the reaction of the Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology