MICROLAX® helps to relieve constipation in as fast as 5 to 20 minutes with a good level of control. The 5 mL micro-enema can be inserted gently into the rectum and its use is easy, and hygienic. The active ingredients sodium citrate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate and sorbitol work together to release the bound water in the stool, and loosen it up. Predictable relief can be obtained usually within 5 to 20 minutes.

The action of the gel-like contents of the micro-enema is local and physical. It has no direct effect on the bowel or its reflex mechanism. There is a low risk for dependence.