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Medication Description: Sodium Sulphate (Natrii sulfas)

SODIUM SULFATE (Natrii sulfas).

Synonyms: Glauber's salt, Natrium sulfuricum.

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

Assign inside as a laxative agent. The laxative effect of sodium sulfate, as well as other salt laxatives, is due mainly to slow suction from the intestine and osmotic pressure changes in the intestinal cavity: under the influence of the drug water accumulates in the intestine, its contents are diluted, the peristalsis increases and the fat masses are removed more quickly. Direct irritation of the intestinal mucous membrane receptors with sodium sulfate receptors also plays a definite role.

Unlike herbal laxatives containing antraglycosides, saline laxatives act throughout the intestine. The effect usually comes 4 to 6 hours after administration.

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

Sodium sulfate, as well as other salt laxatives, is indicated in food poisoning, since it not only cleanses the intestines, but also delays the absorption of poison and its entry into the blood.

R p.: Satrii sulfatis 25, 0

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

R p.: Inf. rad. Rhei 5, 0: 150 ml

Natrii sulfatis 30.0

Sir simpl. ad 200 ml