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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Rectal Micro Enema



Active Ingredient

Sodium Citrate and Sodium Alkylsulphoacetate

Effective within

5 to 15 Minutes (Approximately)

Works by

Softening Stool

Side effects

Rectal Discomfort, Bowel Urgency

Medication details


Micralax Micro Enema is a rectal medication specifically designed to provide relief from constipation. Each box contains 12 single-use micro enema tubes for convenient and hygienic administration. This product is particularly well-suited for individuals seeking fast-acting relief from constipation.


Proper usage of Micralax Micro Enema is crucial for achieving effective relief from constipation. Follow these directions carefully:
Preparation: Ensure that you are in a comfortable position, such as lying on your side with your knees bent.
Opening the Tube: Remove one Micralax Micro Enema tube from the packaging.
Lubrication: Gently lubricate the tip of the tube with the provided lubricant.
Insertion: Carefully insert the lubricated tip of the tube into the rectum.
Squeezing the Tube: Squeeze the contents of the tube into the rectum by gently and steadily applying pressure to the tube.
Withdrawal: Remove the tube from the rectum and dispose of it responsibly.
Remaining in Position: Remain in your comfortable position for a few minutes to allow the contents to work effectively.
Frequency: Follow the recommended dosage instructions provided on the packaging or as advised by your healthcare professional.


Micralax Micro Enema's effectiveness is attributed to its active ingredient, sodium citrate, and sodium alkylsulphoacetate. These ingredients work by softening the stool and promoting bowel movement, providing fast relief from constipation.

Side Effects

Micralax Micro Enema is generally well-tolerated, but some individuals may experience mild side effects. These side effects are typically temporary and may include:
Rectal Discomfort: Some users may experience mild rectal discomfort or irritation after use.
Bowel Urgency: In rare cases, there may be a sudden urge to have a bowel movement shortly after administration.
Allergic Reactions: Although rare, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to the ingredients. Discontinue use and seek medical attention if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction.
If you encounter severe or persistent side effects, consult your healthcare provider promptly.


To ensure the safe and effective use of Micralax Micro Enema, consider the following warnings and precautions:
Consult a Healthcare Professional: If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any underlying medical conditions, or are currently taking other medications, consult a healthcare provider before using Micralax Micro Enema.
Laxative Dependency: Avoid long-term or excessive use of Micralax Micro Enema, as it may lead to laxative dependency. If constipation persists, consult a healthcare professional.
Rectal Bleeding: If you experience rectal bleeding or suspect a more severe condition, such as colorectal cancer, consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and diagnosis.
Storage: Store Micralax Micro Enema in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and excessive heat.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on Oct 5, 2023, 2:30 pm

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Please read our FAQs page to find out more.

How quickly can I expect Micralax Micro Enema to work?

Micralax Micro Enema is designed for fast relief. Many users experience a bowel movement within 5 to 15 minutes after administration. However, individual response times may vary.

Can I use Micralax Micro Enema for chronic constipation or long-term relief?

Micralax Micro Enema is primarily intended for occasional constipation and should not be used as a long-term solution. If you have chronic constipation, consult with a healthcare professional for a suitable treatment plan.

Can I use Micralax Micro Enema if I have hemorrhoids or anal fissures?

Micralax Micro Enema is generally considered safe for individuals with hemorrhoids or anal fissures. However, if you have concerns or experience discomfort after use, consult a healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Are there any dietary restrictions while using Micralax Micro Enema?

There are no specific dietary restrictions associated with the use of Micralax Micro Enema. However, maintaining a balanced diet with adequate fiber and hydration can help manage and prevent constipation.

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