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Effective relief from constipation. 13.8g sachet, powder for oral solution.
It is a laxative for the treatment of constipation in adults, adolescents and elderly.
Movicol helps you to have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time. Movicol also works in very bad constipation called faecal impaction.
Adults and children over 12 years of age.
You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.
How to use
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Adults, adolescents and elderly:
1 sachet (= 1 dose) dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water. Take this 1-3 times per day according to the severity of your constipation.
Long term use:1 sachet dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water up to 2 times per day.
This medicine is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Adults, adolescents and elderly: 8 sachets daily, all of which should be consumed within a 6 hour period. Each sachet is dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water. (For convenience, 8 sachets can be dissolved in 1 litre of water to be taken within a 6-hour period.)
Treatment can be taken for up to 3 days.
Hazards and Cautions
Before you take this medicine:
Do not take Movicol if your doctor has told you that you have:
- A blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
- A perforated gut wall
- Severe inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
- An allergy to the active substances or any of the other ingredients of Movicol
Treatment can be taken for up to 3 days.
When taking Movicol you should continue to take plenty of fluids. The fluid content of Movicol should not replace your regular liquid intake.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Some medicines, e.g. anti-epileptics, may not work as effectively during use with Movicol.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25C.
Reconstituted solution: Store covered in a refrigerator (2ºC - 8ºC) for up to 6 hours.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Movicol can be taken during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice before taking Movicol.
Macrogol 3350, Sodium chloride, Sodium bicarbonate, Potassium chloride
Active Ingredients: Macrogol 3350 13.125 g, Sodium chloride 350.7 mg, Sodium bicarbonate 178.5 mg, Potassium chloride 46.6 mg
On reconstitution in 125ml of water each sachet provides:
Sodium 65 mmol/l
Chloride 53 mmol/l
Bicarbonate 17 mmol/l
Potassium 5.4 mmol/l
Also contains: lime and lemon flavour, and acesulfame potassium as a sweetener. Lemon and lime flavour contains the following ingredients: acacia solids, maltodextrin, lime oil, lemon oil, citral, citric acid and water.