Unlike oral products that have to pass through the digestive system, Lecicarbon gets to work when you need it.
After insertion, the body’s temperature gently melts the suppository, which causes the two salts, sodium hydrogen carbonate and sodium dihydrogen phosphate, to react. The reaction releases carbon dioxide, which gently rises up the rectum causing peristalsis (the natural intestinal movement).
After 15-30 minutes the desired effect occurs and the patient should be experiencing relief from their constipation.
Therapeutic indications:Short term treatment of constipation due to various causes (e.g. nutrition poor in fibres, lack of physical activity, as well as diseases requiring easy defaecation).1
Emptying the colon before diagnostic or therapeutic procedures in the rectum.1
Lecicarbon should not be used if allergic to peanut or soya or in cases of ileus or anal/rectal diseases leading to excessive CO2 absorption.1
References: 1) Lecicarbon A & C Summary of Product Characteristics