Norgalax - Instructions For The Use Of Microclysters, Price, Reviews, Analogues

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Norgalax - Instructions For The Use Of Microclysters, Price, Reviews, Analogues
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Norgalax: instructions for use and reviews

  1. 1. Release form and composition
  2. 2. Pharmacological properties
  3. 3. Indications for use
  4. 4. Contraindications
  5. 5. Method of application and dosage
  6. 6. Side effects
  7. 7. Overdose
  8. 8. Special instructions
  1. 9. Application during pregnancy and lactation
  2. 10. Use in childhood
  3. 11. Drug interactions
  4. 12. Analogs
  5. 13. Terms and conditions of storage
  6. 14. Terms of dispensing from pharmacies
  7. 15. Reviews
  8. 16. Price in pharmacies

Latin name: Norgalax

ATX code: A06AA02

Active ingredient: sodium dokuzat (Docusate sodium)

Producer: Norgine Pharma (France)

Description and photo updated: 2019-27-08

Rectal gel Norgalax
Rectal gel Norgalax

Norgalax is a laxative drug that softens feces and facilitates their movement through the large intestine, stimulating the defecation reflex.

Release form and composition

The dosage form of the laxative is a gel in microclysters (tube-cannula) for rectal use (10 g of gel in a tube with a tip, 6 tubes in a cardboard box and instructions for use of Norgalax).

1 micro enema contains:

  • Active ingredient: sodium docusate - 120 mg;
  • Auxiliary components: glycerin, sodium carmellose, purified water.

Pharmacological properties


Norgalax is a drug that helps soften and facilitate the movement of feces, stimulates the defecation reflex.

The active ingredient, sodium docusate, is an anionic surfactant that reduces the surface tension of fluid in the large intestine. The effect of the drug is manifested at the level of fecal matter. Dokuzate sodium promotes water retention in feces, which leads to an increase in their volume.


The onset of the Norgalax effect is from 5 to 20 minutes after administration. Sodium dokuzate acts locally in the rectum, but this does not exclude the minimal absorption of the substance in the intestinal mucosa and its entry into the systemic circulation.

Indications for use

Microclysters Norgalax are used for the symptomatic treatment of periodic constipation, when it is necessary to use an enema, as well as in preparation for rectoscopy.


  • Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis;
  • Bowel obstruction;
  • Cracked anus;
  • Hemorrhoids;
  • Anal bleeding;
  • Hypersensitivity to laxative components.

Norgalax, instructions for use: method and dosage

Gel in microclysters Norgalax is used rectally. It is injected into the rectum 5-20 minutes before the intended bowel movement.

To use microclysters, you need:

  1. Remove the protective cap from the tip of the cannula tube;
  2. Insert the tip into the rectum (to facilitate the introduction, it can be lubricated with a drop of gel) and squeezing the tube to squeeze out all the contents;
  3. Remove micro enema without relieving pressure.

For symptomatic treatment of constipation, 1 tube-cannula is used per day.

Side effects

  • Digestive tract: in the case of prolonged therapy - a burning sensation in the anal region, rectal pain, congestive proctitis (extremely rare), bleeding from the anus; glycerin, which is part of the drug, can cause indigestion and diarrhea;
  • Hepatobiliary system: in the case of oral administration of sodium docusate, especially in patients using other laxatives, hepatotoxicity was noted;
  • Skin: urticaria.


The main symptoms: increased side effects, excessive bowel movements.

Therapy: symptomatic.

special instructions

The drug should not be used for a long time, and if there is no effect from 1-2 microclysters, it is necessary to revise the tactics of therapy.

The use of a laxative for a long time and / or in violation of the dosage recommendations can cause a potassium deficiency in the intestine.

It is not recommended to use the drug for pregnant and lactating women without a special doctor's prescription.

Application during pregnancy and lactation

Norgalax during pregnancy / lactation can be prescribed under the supervision of a physician after assessing the ratio of the expected benefit with the possible risk.

Pediatric use

  • up to 15 years: therapy is contraindicated;
  • 15-18 years: Norgalax should be used under medical supervision.

Drug interactions

In the case of laxative use, it is possible to increase the absorption of drugs / preparations.

Sodium docusate can increase the hepatotoxicity of concomitantly used substances / drugs.


Norgalax analogs are: Enema, Fleet Redi-Tu-Yuz, Normacol, Glycerin suppositories.

Terms and conditions of storage

Keep out of reach of children, at temperatures up to 25 ° C.

The shelf life is 3 years.

Terms of dispensing from pharmacies

Available without a prescription.

Reviews about Norgalax

Reviews of Norgalax are few, but most of them indicate high efficiency and good tolerability of the drug. The tool is often used in rectal examinations and surgical interventions on the colon and rectum. There are practically no reports of the development of adverse reactions.

Price for Norgalax in pharmacies

The price of Norgalax is unknown, since the drug is not available in pharmacies.

The approximate cost of analogs: Enema Klin (solution for rectal administration, 1 enema 120 ml each) - 334–402 rubles, Microlax (solution for rectal administration, 4 microclysters, 5 ml each) - 279–329 rubles.

Maria Kulkes
Maria Kulkes

Maria Kulkes Medical journalist About the author

Education: First Moscow State Medical University named after I. M. Sechenov, specialty "General Medicine".

Information about the drug is generalized, provided for informational purposes only and does not replace the official instructions. Self-medication is hazardous to health!

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