What is constipation?

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages; it means your digestive system does not work as frequently as it should.

Constipation symptoms

The level of constipation can vary from person to person, the most common symptoms of constipation are:

  • Few bowel movements (three or fewer in a week).
  • Effort or pain during defecation.
  • Small and/or hard feces.
  • The sensation of not having completely defecated.
  • Bloating or abdominal pain.
What causes constipation?

The causes of constipation can be:

  • A low-fiber diet, with an excess of some foods such as dairy products, red meat, fast or processed food, caffeine, etc.
  • Not drinking enough water.
  • An inactive lifestyle.
  • Not giving oneself enough time to go to the bathroom or resisting the impulse.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Hormonal changes (e.g. Menopause).

Prunelax

What is Prunelax?

Prunelax is a natural-origin laxative with Senna leaves that acts within 8 to 12 hours after it is ingested and offers maximum relief from constipation with its double effect: stimulating and softening. Prunelax stimulates bowel movement, accelerating transit and softens and lubricates feces, reducing pain when going to the bathroom.

Prunelax is presented in a wide variety of ways adapted to every need. Which is yours?

Active natural ingredients

Prunelax is an effective natural-origin laxative made with Senna leaves that alleviates occasional constipation and helps maintain regular bowel movement.

Soft relief during the night.

Prunelax at night, relief in the morning. Prunelax is a predictable and effective solution that works within 8 to 12 hours offering relief from constipation at night.

Easy to take

For quick and effective relief, adults and children of 15 years of age take 1 to 3 tablets before bed with a glass of water or juice.

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Prunelax works in 8 to 12 hours. To get results at home, we recommend taking Prunelax at night before bed.
Prunelax® can be used for up to 7 consecutive days to treat occasional constipation.
Occasional constipation is very common during pregnancy and lactation due to hormonal changes. Prunelax is not absorbed into the blood stream, so it does not become part of the placenta or breast milk. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, before ingesting any type of laxatives, including Prunelax, consult a health professional.
Dependency is a process involving cerebral structures. Since Prunelax is not absorbed into the blood, it cannot make it to the brain and create dependency.
No. Tolerance means the patient should increase the dose of the medication with time so that it can continue to work. Research also shows that tolerance to stimulating laxatives is not common and there is no evidence of ricochet constipation after stopping the consumption of laxatives.

If you have more questions about Prunelax, you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Prunelax Ciruelax

Natural-Origin Laxative

Regular Minitabs

Prunelax Ciruelax

Natural-Origin Laxative

Maximum Relief Tablets

Prunelax Ciruelax

Natural-Origin Laxative

Regular Tea

Prunelax Ciruelax

Natural-Origin Laxative

Regular Jam

Prunelax Ciruelax

Natural-Origin Laxative

Regular Liquid for Kids

Prunelax Ciruelax

Natural-Origin Laxative

Regular Liquid

Key features
  • Natural-Origin & effective
  • 80% smaller than regular tablets
  • Easy to swallow
  • Natural-Origin & effective
  • Overnight relief
  • Double strength laxative
  • Easy to consume
  • Adjustable dosage
  • Great taste
  • Perfect for a sweet tooth
  • Great taste & easy to swallow
  • More predictable results
  • Alcohol-free
  • Great taste & easy to swallow
  • Easy dosage
  • Only senna syrup in the American market
  • Great taste & easy to swallow
  • Includes dosing cup
Active Ingredients

Laxative made of natural Senna leaves

Laxative made of natural Senna leaves

Natural laxative that contains dried plums and herbs

Dried plums and senna leaves

Concentrate prune juice and senna leaves extract

Concentrate prune juice and senna leaves extract

Variant

Regular

Maximum Relief

Regular

Regular

Regular

Regular

Presentation

Mini Tablets

Tablets

Tea

Jam

Liquid

Liquid

Daily Dosage

1 to 3 Tablets

1 to 3 Tablets

1 Tea Bag (30 mg)

1 tsp (0.53 oz)

  • 4-5 years old: 2.5 to 5 ml
  • 6-12 years old: 5 to 10 ml
  • 12+ years old: 20 ml

Adults and children over 12: 10 ml

Works in 8 to 12 hours

PRUNELAX
BISACODYL
MACROGOL
PSYLLIUM
Active Ingredient
Natural Senna Leaves
Chemical
Chemical
Natural
Available forms
Tablets, Minitabs, Jam, Liquid & Tea
Tablets, Drops & Suppositories
Powder
Powder
Effect (hours)
8 - 121
6 - 102
24 - 723
12 - 244
Maximum Relief
Yes
No
No
No
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  2. Medscape. Drug, OTCs & herbals. Gastrointestinal. Laxatives, stimulant. Bisacodyl. Pharmacology [on web] [consult: 08/2016].
  3. Edward G. Zurad and John F. Johanson. Over-the-counter laxative polyethylene glycol 3350: an evidence-based appraisal. Current Medical Research & Opinion Vol. 27, No. 7, 2011, 1439–1452.
  4. Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (HMPC), European Medicines Agency. Community herbal monograph on Plantago afra L. et Plantago indica L., semen. [HMPC/599747/2012]. London: European Medicines Agency, 14 May 2013 [on web]. [consult: 08/16]

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