Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to work?
Results may vary. Many individuals experience immediate results. Others, may go through an acclimation period, if the individual has used another laxative therapy for several years. Please speak with your physician about the length of time your body may need to acclimate. If you do not experience an improvement, please consult your physician.
Will using Enemeez® decrease the time spent on my bowel care program?
Many patients experience a reduction in time to complete their bowel care program. Most will experience an evacuation in 15 minutes or less.1
Will the Enemeez® product cause irritation?
The Enemeez® formulation is a non-irritant. Instead, it draws water from surrounding tissues, incorporating the water into the stool, initiating a “natural” replicated evacuation. Please consult the drug facts located on the product label to obtain product usage warnings and precautions. For additional questions, please consult your physician.
Will I get mucosal discharge?
Enemeez® products do not irritate the bowel lining, therefore individuals will not produce a mucosal discharge from the Enemeez® formulation.2 This may assist the patient in maintaining healthy skin integrity related to fecal incontinence by the use of other laxative products. If you have been using a bisacodyl product previously, mucosal discharge may occur up to three (3) days after discontinuing use.
What happens if I don’t have a bowel movement?
When beginning the use of the Enemeez® products, it is natural for your body to go through an acclimation period in order for your body to re-adjust. If an evacuation is not experienced within 15-20 minutes, it is suggested that individuals try digital stimulation to help bring down the stool. If still no evacuation, please consult your physician.
What’s the difference between the Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus?
The only difference between Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus is the addition of 20mg of benzocaine. Enemeez® Plus contains 20mg of benzocaine, assisting in the anesthetization of the rectum and lower bowel. The formulation was developed for patients who experience painful bowel movements or autonomic dysreflexia.
Where can I purchase Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus?
Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus are over-the-counter products. Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus are covered by Medicaid and private insurance plans in many states, requiring little to no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. We recommend that individuals contact their insurance companies. If you do not have coverage, please contact Alliance Labs for purchasing options or to receive details on the patient assistance program.
Will I need to still do Digital Stimulation?
Digital stimulation may be required by many patients, although many report a reduction in the amount of time. Please consult your physician.
I don’t have a Spinal Cord Injury. Can I still use Enemeez® and Enemeez® Plus?
Yes. Enemeez® products are effective for bowel care needs associated with general constipation.
Can Enemeez® be used for children?
Enemeez® is considered safe for persons 12 years of age or older (with adult supervision). For children under 12 years of age, consult a physician prior to use.1
The docusate formula is available in a childrens formula. Please visit Docusol® Kids website for more information.
Is the usage of an oral docusate sodium product and the Enemeez® product the same?
Oral docusate sodium must be processed through the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, a process that can take 12-72 hours. Enemeez® is delivered directly into the rectum, producing results in 2-15minutes.1
The material contained is for reference purposes only. Alliance Labs, LLC and Summit Pharmaceuticals do not assume responsibility for patient care. Consult a physician prior to use. Copyright 2019 Summit Pharmaceuticals and Alliance Labs LLC. 1. Federal Register / Vol. 50, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 1985 / Proposed Rules; pgs 2124-2158. 2. Mode of action. Alliance Labs in-house customer survey Feb 27, 2014. Medicaid Map 02.15.19 ENZ063 03.14.2019