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Stomach, intestines & digestion

Legapas Tropfen

Herbal stimulant laxative

The benefits of Legapas® Tropfen at a glance:

  • for constipation
  • herbal laxative for short-term use
  • promotes evacuation of the bowels
  • with natural fluid extract from Cascara sagrada
  • also available as tablets
  • approved from 12 years of age
Product information
Package sizesPZN
45 ml01516674
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

We recommend that you first have the cause investigated, and support the bowel activity as recommended. You should try to regulate the activity of your bowel first by natural means, if possible, before you reach for laxatives. Laxatives should only be taken for a short time, as they can have a negative effect on the mineral and fluid balance of the body over the long term.
The herbal laxative Legapas® drops contains the Cascara Sagrada plant extract, which has been used for centuries to aid with a sluggish digestion.

The herbal laxative Legapas® drops 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 energy 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 g. 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!

The maximum daily dose of hydroxyanthracene derivatives is 30 mg.
This corresponds to 50 drops of Legapas®.

As a dosage, this results in:
Adults and children aged 12 years and older

30-50 drops are taken once daily in the morning or evening in 1/2 cup of hot water.

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.

1.0 g (= 1 ml) contain:

Active substance
Fluid extract from Cascara bark 500 mg
equivalent to 20 mg hydroxyanthracene glycosides, calculated as cascaroside A,
Extracting agent: ethanol 30% (m/m)

Contains approx. 303 mg alcohol (ethanol) per 50 drops.

Legapas® Tropfen
Active substance: Cascara bark fluid extract. For short-term use in the event of constipation. Consult a doctor if constipation lasts over 1 week. Contains ca. 303 mg alcohol (ethanol) per 50 drops.
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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