Fleet Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies for Ages 2-11 years by C.B. Fleet Co., Inc.
C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. Fleet Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies for Ages 2-11 years - 60 Gummies
C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. Fleet Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies for Ages 2-11 years is a great tasting daily fiber supplement for kids. Because kids often suffer from irregularity, Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies are a tasty way to help them stay regular. With a recommended serving of one gummy three times daily, Fiber Gummies are a great way to supplement fruits, vegetables and other fiber-rich foods. Finally there's a delicious daily fiber supplement to help kids stay regular. Great tasting Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies are sugar-free with natural fruit flavors. Finally there's a delicious daily fiber supplement to help kids stay regular.
- For kids ages 2-11
- Fiber helps promote regularity
- 2 grams of fiber per gummy
- Source of fiber: Polydextrose
- Penguin-shaped gummies deliver fiber in a chewable, kid-friendly form
- Sugar-free, zero calories
- Gluten free
- Great tasting, all natural fruit flavors
- Xylitol, the sweetener used in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies may reduce the risk of cavities
- Easy to incorporate into daily routine
- This product is not a laxative
- Dentist approved
As the nation's No. 1 laxative brand, they heard from Moms all over the country who were frustrated that there were so few products available to help relieve their child's constipation. So they decided to help. Moms said they wanted something that was easy for kids to take that tasted, well - great. So that's exactly what they made. Pedia-Lax, the first complete line of laxatives made just for kids. Now for the first time, parents have a range of safe, great tasting laxatives, specially dosed for children.
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?
Is it possible to give my child too much fiber?
While there is no way to quantify "too much" fiber, any sudden changes in diet can cause discomfort. To avoid this situation, we advise parents to gradually build their child's fiber intake and increase the amount of water they drink daily.
Can all three Fiber Gummies be taken at one time?
The recommended daily serving of 3 Fiber Gummies can be taken separately or all together.
Are Fiber Gummies gluten-free?
Yes, Fiber gummies are gluten-free.
Are Fiber Gummies Kosher?
Fiber Gummies are not Kosher.
Are Fiber Gummie bottles child resistant?
Yes, our bottle has a Child Resistant Top with a tamper evident seal inside.
What is the ingredient Xylitol in Fiber Gummies?
Xylitol is a sweetener that occurs naturally. It can be found, for instance, in berries, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms. Unlike sugars and starches, Xylitol, a sweetener, may reduce the risk of dental caries and does not promote tooth decay.
What are Fiber Gummies Sweetened with?
Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies are sweetened with Sucralose, Xylitol and Polydextrose.
It is natural for Fiber Gummies to stick together?
It is natural for Fiber gummies to stick together, as they are somewhat sticky due to the content of carbohydrates. If they are found to be slightly sticking together, they can be easily separated by gently pulling them apart.
What colors/dyes are used in Fiber Gummies?
The colors/dyes in Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies are natural and derived from plant extracts.
Can I give my child Fiber Gummies and a multi-vitamin at the same time?
Yes. Fiber Gummies can be given with a multi-vitamin.
How much fiber does my child need daily?
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that parents use the following guidelines to determine the amount of fiber needed:
Age/Gender Fiber (grams)
2 - 3 years 19
4 - 8 years 25
9 - 11 years (Female) 26
9 - 11 years (Male) 31
What is the source of fiber and how does it work?
The source of fiber is Polydextrose, a soluble type of fiber. Dietary fibers are indigestible, and therefore move though the digestive system to the intestine. While in the intestine, fiber plays a role in helping to improve bowel function*. Fiber helps relieve constipation by absorbing water, which makes stool softer and more comfortable to eliminate. Fiber helps improve gastrointestinal health by helping to maintain a healthy level of bacteria that already exist in the intestine.
What is the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber?
Both soluble and insoluble fibers are undigested. They are therefore not absorbed into the bloodstream. Instead of being used for energy, fiber is excreted from our bodies. Soluble fiber forms a gel when mixed with liquid, while insoluble fiber does not. Both pass through intestines largely intact.
Are Fiber Gummies safe for all ages?
Like the other oral products, Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies are designed for children 2-11. The gummy form may pose a choking hazard to children under 2. There are no safety concerns with teens or adults taking the product.
Is the gelatin used in Fiber Gummies animal based or vegetable based?
The gelatin in Fiber Gummies is animal based.