Constipation and bowel cleansers:

Indications for PEDIA-LAX ENEMA:

Occasional constipation or bowel cleansing before rectal exam.

Children:

<2yrs: do not use. 2–4yrs: ½ enema rectally. 5–11yrs: 1 enema rectally. Results usually in 1–5 min; reevaluate if ineffective.

Contraindications:

CHF. Ascites. Severe renal impairment. GI or GU obstruction. Megacolon. Imperforate anus.

Warnings/Precautions:

Sodium-restricted diet. Impaired renal or cardiac function. Electrolyte disturbances. Colostomy. Discontinue if rectal bleeding or if no bowel movement occurs. Frequent use leads to dependence.

Pharmacologic Class:

Laxative (saline).

Interactions:

Electrolyte imbalances possible with calcium channel blockers, diuretics; use cautiously.

How Supplied:

Enema—66mL