This information is intended for use by health professionals
Sodium lauryl sulphoacetate
45 mg )
Sodium citrate BP
450 mg ) per 5 ml
625 mg )
Micolette is indicated whenever an enema is necessary for chronic and acute constipation in the rectum and sigmoid colon. Also indicated for use in constipation in geriatrics, pediatrics and obstetrics.
Route of administration:
Adults and children aged 3 years and over:
Lubricate the nozzle with one drop of the contents; insert full length of nozzle into the rectum and squeeze tube until total contents have been administered. Two tubes may be necessary in severe cases. When used in children the nozzle should be inserted to half its length only.Children under 3 years:
There are no special requirements for elderly patients but as with all medicines the lowest effective dose should be used.
Inflammatory or ulcerative bowel disease. Acute gastrointestinal conditions.
Excessive use of Micolette micro-enema may cause diarrhoea and fluid loss. In such cases, Micolette should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.
Prolonged use may interfere with the absorption of some vitamins.
Indicated for use in constipation in obstetrics.
Very occasionally, a slight cramp may occur. Prolonged use may lead to irritation of the anal canal.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Sodium citrate is a 'peptizing' agent which liberates water present in the faeces. Sorbitol enhances this action. Sodium lauryl sulphoacetate is a wetting agent. Glycerol promotes peristalsis and evacuation of the lower bowel.
Sorbitol solution BP
Potassium sorbate BP
Disposable low density polyethylene tube with nozzle and removable cap.
(Pack of 12 x 5 ml tubes).
Pinewood Laboratories Limited
15 August 2003/ 09 March 2009