C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. Fleet Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener Fruit Punch - 4 oz.
C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. Fleet Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener Fruit Punch is designed for less urgent cases when you want gradual relief over a 12-72 hour period. It works gently on their systems and comes in a fruit punch-flavored liquid that mixes easily with their favorite juice or a glass of milk.
- Formulated for kids ages 2-11
- Designed for less urgent cases when you want gentle, gradual relief in 12-72 hours
- Contains Docusate Sodium, a gentle stool softener that helps prevent constipation
- Fruit punch-flavored liquid mixes with your child's favorite juice or milk
- Kid-friendly, easy-to-dose formula
Pedia-Lax offers oral laxatives that provide you with multiple options to relieve your child's constipation so you can pick what's best for him or her. Their gentle, easy-to-dose formulas appeal to kids' tastes with flavors such as watermelon, grape and fruit punch.
What is constipation?
A division of the National Institute of Health defines constipation as having a bowel movement fewer than three times a week. Stools are usually hard, dry, small in size and difficult to eliminate. Children with constipation usually either have very large hard stools or hard pellet like stools. Bowel movements are infrequent and often painful.
What causes constipation?
Lots of things can cause constipation. Common causes include: not getting enough fiber, fluids or insufficient exercise. In addition, with children, constipation is often caused by "holding it in" too long because they don't want to stop playing to go to the bathroom. However, constipation can also result from a more serious medical condition. The first time your child experiences constipation, talk to your pediatrician for a complete diagnosis.
Is it normal?
Yes, completely. Constipation is a common problem for kids. Unfortunate, but true.
How do I know it is constipation and not something else?
While it's perfectly normal for your child to experience occasional constipation, it's not normal for it to be prolonged or ongoing. If constipation lasts for more than 7 days after treatment, you need to see a doctor to rule out a more serious medical condition or set up a treatment approach for a chronic constipation condition.
How is constipation treated?
Parents can often successfully treat constipation with diet changes and over-the-counter medicine. They should, however, seek the counsel of a health care professional for children aged 2 and under and/or the first time their child suffers from constipation.
How do I prevent constipation?
There are several things you can do to help prevent constipation. Make sure your child eats a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber. They also need to drink lots of fluids and get plenty of exercise. Most importantly, encourage them to use the bathroom when they need to. Let them play a little longer outside or give them a reward when they stop for a bathroom break. If potty-training, make sure you have scheduled "potty time."
Should I panic?
Not at all. Again, constipation is completely normal.
When should I begin to worry?
If constipation lasts for more than 7 days after treatment, the child has persistent bouts with constipation or is in acute pain they should see their pediatrician immediately.
What is soiling?
Soiling is what happens when liquid feces leak out around hard, compacted stool. It can happen once or several times a day and is often confused with diarrhea. There is nothing a child can do to withhold it and parents don't often make the connection between what they think is diarrhea and constipation, making the right diagnosis difficult.
How does Pedia-Lax work?
The active ingredients in Pedia-Lax products work in several different ways to help relieve your child's constipation.
The active ingredient in Pedia-Lax Chewable Tablets, Magnesium Hydroxide, increases the amount of water in the intestine which promotes bowel movement.
The active ingredient in Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener, Docusate Sodium, works directly on the stool to help soften it.
The active ingredient in Pedia-Lax Glycerin suppositories and Liquid Glycerin suppositories, Glycerin, attracts water into the stool and promotes bowel movement.
The active ingredients in Pedia-Lax Enema, sodium phosphates, increase the amount of water in the intestine, which promotes bowel movement.
After I give my child Pedia-Lax, how long before they'll go?
Results will vary with each child and depend on which Pedia-Lax product you use, anywhere from a few minutes to 72 hours.
Can I use Pedia-Lax for my child under 2 years of age?
If your child is under age 2, consult your pediatrician.
Can I use Pedia-Lax for my child over the age of 11?
Pedia-Lax is indicated for children 2-11. Pedia-Lax would not be unsafe for children over 11, but we recommend using an adult product by Fleet in order to ensure that the product will be effective for older children.
Can pregnant women take Pedia-Lax?
Pedia-Lax is designed for children ages 2-11. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking any medications.
Can my child take Pedia-Lax when taking other medications?
As with any medication, consult your pediatrician if your child is already taking other medications.
Which Pedia-Lax product should I use?
There are 5 different Pedia-Lax products from which to choose. Chewable Tablets, Liquid Stool Softener, Liquid Glycerin Suppositories, Glycerin Suppositories and Pedia-Lax Enema. The Pedia-Lax product you choose will be determined by both the severity of the problem and the best delivery system for your child.
If the problem is moderate we first suggest trying an oral product: chewable tablets or liquid stool softener. If your child's constipation is more severe and you want the quickest relief possible we suggest suppositories or enemas.
What's the difference between the rectal and oral products?
Oral products are easy to administer and work over a short period of time. Rectal products provide immediate relief. Please see our product information page for details on each product's reaction time.
What is the expiration date for these products?
The expiration date for Pedia-Lax laxatives is printed on the outside of the carton. The expiration date for Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies is printed on the outside of the bottle.
How should Pedia-Lax be stored?
Pedia-Lax should be stored at a controlled temperature between 59-86 degrees Fahrenheit.
The dosing directions for Pedia-Lax are by age range. How do I know what part of the range I should use for my child?
A dosing range by age provides greater flexibility for finding the right dose. As with any medicine, if you have questions or concerns ask your pediatrician.
Is it okay for my child to take Pedia-Lax laxatives every day?
Pedia-Lax laxatives should not be taken for more than 7 days in a row. If your child experiences constipation for more than 7 consecutive days consult your pediatrician.
Are your products gluten-free?
Liquid Stool Softener
Why do I need to add juice or milk?
The active ingredient in the Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener is docusate sodium. This can taste strong by itself and juice or milk helps to mask the medicine's taste.
What is the best liquid to use?
We've tested the Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener with apple juice, orange juice, grape juice, fruit punch, and milk. All work well when combined with the Liquid Stool Softener. We do not recommend mixing this product with water.
I accidentally gave this to my child without mixing it with juice or milk. Is it okay?
Yes, there is no danger in giving this product straight from the bottle. The medicine, however, will taste stronger and your child may not like it as much as they would with milk or juice. We suggest drinking extra fluids, if the Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener was taken without juice or milk. This will help to soothe any minor throat irritation that could occur.
Is it okay to give my child the Liquid Stool Softener along with any of your other Pedia-Lax products?
We do not recommend using more than one laxative product within a dosing period. Remember, when using laxative products, be sure to follow the dosing instructions on the packaging.