Megalax Laxative Syrup is a liquid preparation which aids in easy passage of stools. Megalax laxative 15 mL contains liquid paraffin 3.75 mL and magnesium hydroxide 11.25mL. Magnesium hydroxide is also called as a milk of magnesia due to its milk like appearance. Magnesium is an inorganic compound which increases the osmotic gradient in the gut thereby stimulating peristalsis and results in efficient bowel movement. Liquid paraffin is a highly purified mineral oil which improves lubrication and aids in smooth bowel movement. Megalax laxative is indicated for bowel clearance before radioscopy and for relief of constipation a common problem in elderly.
Directions of use: Shake well before use. Megalax is advisable to be taken with lukewarm water in the evening.