Pharmacological action "Blizzard" is reminiscent of the impact of antraglikozidy and mainly focuses on the stimulation of areas of the colon. With prolonged use, the drug can accumulate in the body and irritatingly acting on the kidneys. Indications for use "Snowstorm" are prolonged severe constipation (chronic or atonic character) and problems with the consistency of stool and bowel movement.
Today, this laxative medicine is not recommended at all, as scientists have identified its ability to affect the appearance of tachycardia, cancer of the liver and kidneys, epilepsy, nervous diseases, and so on. Contraindications to the reception of the "Snowstorm" are intestinal obstruction, the age of three and hypersensitivity to phenolphthalein. Of the side effects sometimes there are skin rashes, frequent urination and heart rate, hives, and inflammation of the small intestine and colon. An overdose is characterized by hemorrhoidal bleeding, protein in urine and hypotension.
The norm of receiving the "Snowstorm" is the adult dosage is 100 to 300 mg per day, for adolescents from 10 to 14 years - 0.1 - 0.2 g of the drug for children aged 7 to 9 years - 0.15 g, for preschoolers 5 to 6 years - 0.1 g, and for children from 3 to 4 is not more than 0.05 g. the shelf life is 10 years, and the "Blizzard" does not require special storage conditions. Today it is difficult to acquire in the drugstore, so if you need people to buy the drug from wholesalers.
When receiving the "Snowstorm" it should be remembered that its action occurs very rapidly and even abruptly, so drink the medicine preferably staying at home. Also, the drug is able to act for three to four days, leading to dehydration, severe dizziness, nausea and vomiting, intestinal cramps and heart rhythm disorders. In addition, it has a negative effect on the liver even at single reception. Doctors recommend to use instead of "Snowstorm" more modern laxatives based on the oil of walnuts, grass Senna and other plant extracts.
"Blizzard" has no taste and smell, practically insoluble in water, but perfectly soluble in alcohol.
Analogues of this laxative are more advanced drugs, "Forlax", "Microlax" and "Duphalac".