Enemax is an anorectal preparation indicated for easy passage of stools. Enemax contains sodium phosphate. Sodium phosphate acts as hyperosmotic saline laxative, it draws water into the intestine thereby stimulating peristalsis. Stools are normally passed within 5 to 10 mins of administration. Enemax can be used to clean the gastrointestinal tract prior to surgery or certain diagnostic procedures (like colonoscopy, radiography). It is not recommended for prolonged use as sodium phosphate may sometimes get systemically absorbed and cause some untoward effects.
Directions of use Lie in lateral position and gently insert the lubricated nozzle in to the rectum and empty the contents.