Boots Syrup of Figs - 100ml

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If Laxatives are required daily or if you have persistent abdominal pain or change of bowel habits consult your doctor.

A laxtive for the relief of occassional constipation. Laxatives do not affect the number of calories absorbed from food. This means they do not help with weightloss.

How to Use

Read all of the leaflet carefully because it contains importnat information for you.

  • Keep the leaflet, you may need to read it again.
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice

Check the cap seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not take the medicine. Take the amount shown in the provided information.

  • Adults and children of 12 years and over: Take two 5 ml spoonfuls, at bedtime only.
  • Children of 5 to 11 years: Take one 5 ml spoonful, at bedtime only.
  • Children of 1 to 4 years: Take half a 5 ml spoonful, at bedtime only .

This medicine should be swallowed.

Do not give to children under 1 year.

Do not take more than the amount stated in the table.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

If you take too much:
Talk to a doctor straight away.

Hazards and Cautions

Before you take this medicine:

This medicine can be taken by adults and children aged 1 year and over.

However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredient
  • If you have stomach pain
  • If you are feeling sick or being sick
  • If you have a blockage in your intestine
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains dextrose and sucrose)
  • For long periods of time (in general more than a week), unless your doctor tells you to  

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
If you have inflammatory bowel disease

Other important information:
This medicine contains 2.8 g of total sugars per 5 ml spoonful. This should be taken into account if you suffer from diabetes.

Possible side effects: most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you take too much:

It may be harmful to

  • Take too much of this medicine or
  • Take this medicine for too long

This is because taking too much for too long may lead to:

A 'lazy bowel' where the muscle in the bowel becomes too relaxed. This means that bowel emptying happens less often. This can lead to long-term constipation.

Imbalance of fluid and salts in the body. This can affect the tightness of muscles such as those in the bowel. It can also affect the salts in the blood.

Low levels of potassium in the blood (called 'hypo-kalaemia'). This can make you tired, dizzy, make your muscles weak and cause an uneven heartbeat.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Age Restriction

You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.


  • If laxatives are required daily or if you have persistent abdominal pain or change of bowel habits consult your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition are taking any other medication or complementary therapy or if symptoms persist. Seek advice before using if you suffer from allergies. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Suitable For

Suitable for adults and children 1 years and over.

Always read the label.


Active Ingredients:

Each 5 ml of oral solution contains: 0.40 ml Senna Fruit Extract (45%
alcohol), 0.50 ml Fig Liquid Extract.


Other Ingredients:

Also contains: Sucrose, Malt Extract, Benzoic Acid,
Chloroform, Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil, Methyl Salicylate, Coriander Oil.

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Boots Syrup of Figs - 100ml


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Boots Syrup of Figs contains laxatives, which can be used for the relief of occasional constipation.

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