Legapas 40 Packshot PZN 01516645
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Stomach, intestines & digestion

Legapas Tabletten

Herbal stimulant laxative

The benefits of Legapas® Tabletten at a glance:

  • to help with constipation
  • herbal laxative for short-term use
  • promotes evacuation of the bowels
  • with natural fluid extract from Cascara sagrada
  • also available as drops
  • approved from 12 years of age
Product information
Package sizesPZN
40 pcs.01516645
Suitability: aged 12 and above

For information for pregnant women and nursing mothers, please refer to the package insert.

Intestinal sluggishness? Constipation? – natural herbal relief!

Constipation is when bowel movements occur less frequently than three times a week.

Possible causes:

  • organic diseases
  • not enough liquid intake
  • taking certain medicines
  • lack of exercise
  • not enough fibre intake

Have the cause clarified first, and then support the bowel function. Laxatives should only be taken for a short time. In the long run, they can have an adverse effect on the body's mineral and fluid balance.

The herbal laxative Legapas® Tabletten affects the digestive tract in two ways:

  • increased release of salts and water into the intestine
  • decreased return of these substances from the intestine to the body

This leads to:

  • volume increase of the intestinal contents
  • increase in the filling pressure
  • stimulation of evacuation
  • stimulation of the intestinal muscle movement (peristalsis)

Legapas® thus has a mild laxative effect and provides gentle support for constipation.


Other tips:

  • ensure a healthy diet: eat foods that are high in nutrients and rich in fibre. For example, cereals, legumes, and fruits and vegetables contain a lot of fibre. Reduce the amount of sugar and meat in your diet.
  • lots of exercise – simply taking a walk will help with digestion.
  • sufficient liquid – drink at least 2-3 litres per day, preferably unsweetened tea or water.
  • home remedies such as swelling agents can stimulate digestion. Swelling agents include e.g. bran, flaxseed or Indian psyllium seed. However, these should be taken with plenty of liquid!

Adults and children aged 12 years and older
Take 1 to 1 1/2 film-coated tablets once daily in the morning or in the evening.

The maximum daily dose of hydroxyanthracene derivatives is 30 mg.
This corresponds to 1 1/2 film-coated tablets Legapas®. The individual correct dosage is the lowest necessary to obtain a soft-formed stool.

The effect occurs after approx. 8-12 hours.
The laxative should not be taken for more than 1-2 weeks or at higher doses.

Active substance
Dry extract from Cascara sagrada 57-108 mg equivalent to 20 mg hydroxyanthracene derivatives, calculated as cascaroside A.
(extracting agent: ethanol 52% m/m). Contains lactose.

Legapas® Tabletten
Active substance: Cascara bark dry extract. For short-term use in the event of constipation. Consult a doctor if constipation lasts over 1 week. Contains lactose.
For risks and side effects read the package insert and ask your doctor or at your pharmacy.
Pascoe pharmazeutische Präparate GmbH, D-35383 Giessen 

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