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Description of medicine: Sodium sulfate (Natrii sulfas)

SODIUM SULPHATE (Natrii sulfas).

Synonyms: Glauber's salt, Natrium sulfuricum.

Colorless transparent, weathering crystals of a bitterly salty taste. Easily soluble in water (1: 3 in cold and 3: 1 at +33 'C). When heated, it melts in its crystallization water.

Assign inside as a laxative. The laxative effect of sodium sulfate, as well as other salt laxatives, is mainly due to slow absorption from the intestine and a change in the osmotic pressure in the intestinal cavity: under the influence of the drug, water accumulates in the intestine, its contents liquefy, peristalsis intensifies, and small masses are more quickly excreted. Direct irritation with a solution of sodium sulfate receptors of the intestinal mucosa also plays a role.

Unlike herbal laxatives containing anthraglycosides, salt laxatives act throughout the intestine. The effect usually occurs 4-6 hours after administration.

The dose of sodium sulfate for adults is 15-30 g per admission, for children - at the rate of 1 g per 1 year of life. Assign on an empty stomach.

Sodium sulfate, like other saline laxatives, is indicated for food poisoning, because it not only cleanses the intestines, but also inhibits the absorption of poison and its entry into the blood.

Rp: Natrii sulfatis 25, 0

DS Take in 1/4 cup of water, drink 1 - 2 cups of water

Rp .: Inf. rad. Rhei 5, 0: 150 ml

Natrii sulfatis 30.0

Sir simpl. ad 200 ml