Patient Leaflet Updated 09-Dec-2011 | THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC
Boots Syrup of Figs Laxative
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Boots SYRUP OF FIGS Laxative
Fig Liquid Extract, Senna Fruit Extract
Relieves occasional constipation
100 ml e
Read all of this leaflet carefully. It contains important information for you.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains laxatives, which can be used for the relief of occasional constipation.
Before you take this medicine
This medicine can be taken by adults and children aged 1 year and over.
However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take:
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
You can take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Other important information
This medicine contains 2.8 g of total sugars per 5 ml spoonful. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes.
How to take this medicine
Check the cap seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not take the medicine.
Take the amount shown in the table opposite.
Adults and children of 12 years and over: Take two 5 ml spoonfuls at bedtime only.
Children of 5 to 11 years: Give one 5 ml spoonful at bedtime only.
Children of 1 to 4 years: Give half a 5 ml spoonful at bedtime only.
This medicine should be swallowed.
Do not give to children under 1 year.
Do not take more than the amount recommended above.
If symptoms do not go away talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
If you take too much: Talk to a doctor straight away.
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
If you take it for a long time, you may get:
If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.
How to store this medicine
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Use by the date on the label edge.
What is in this medicine
Each 5 ml of oral solution contains Fig Liquid Extract 0.5 ml, Senna Fruit Extract 0.4 ml.
As well as the active ingredients, the solution also contains sucrose, malt extract (containing dextrose (glucose)), benzoic acid (E210), chloroform, clove leaf oil, peppermint oil, coriander oil, methyl salicylate.
The pack contains 100 ml of dark brown oral solution.
Who makes this medicine
Manufactured by the Marketing Authorisation holder
Leaflet prepared July 2011
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Active ingredients: Each 5 ml of oral solutions contains Fig Liquid Extract 0.5 ml, Senna Fruit Extract 0.4 ml.
Also contains: sucrose, dextrose (glucose).
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Product name: Boots Syrup of Figs Laxative
Reference number: 00014/5150
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