Movicol-Half Sachets 20
Movicol-Half Sachets 20
These lemon and lime sachets are mixed into your drink to treat symptoms of constipation effectively.
- Effectively treats constipation
- Helps you to have comfortable bowel movements
- Works for severe constipation
- Tasty lemon and lime flavour
- Comes in a pack of 20 sachets
- Provides reliable relief
Movicol-Half Sachets work at any time to alleviate constipation and contain 4 different ingredients that all contribute to providing relief. These are potassium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate and macrogol 3350. They work to restore salts and electrolytes lost due to constipation, while macrogol 3350 works as a laxative, helping to get the bowel moving again by increasing the amount of water. For best results, take one to three sachets a day to feel less sluggish.
Each sachet of Movicol-Half contains the following:
Macrogol 3350 6.563g, Sodium Chloride 0.1754g, Sodium Bicarbonate 0.0893g, Potassium Chloride 0.0233g.
Usage and Instructions
Adults, adolescents and elderly:
Dissolve the content of each sachet in 62.5ml (¼ glass) of water and drink.
For chronic constipation: Take One Movicol-Half sachets and dissolve in 62.5ml (1/4 glass) of water. Take 2-6 times a day depending on the severity. Do not take for longer than 2 weeks.
For faecal impaction:
You can take up to 16 sachets a day, all of which should be taken within a 6 hour period, for a maximum of three days. You can reconstitute all sachets in advance and keep them covered and refrigerated for up to 6 hours. For example, 16 sachets can be made up into one litre of water.
Always take the sachets as directed, and please do not exceed the dose.
There's a few medical conditions where it isn't advised to take Movicol-Half. These are if you've been diagnosed with:
- A blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
- A perforated gut wall
- A severe inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
- An allergy to any of the ingredients of Movicol-Half
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
When using for chronic constipation, do not use Movicol-Half for more than 2 weeks without consulting your GP first.
Do not use it for more than 3 days if taking it for faecal impaction.
If you have impaired cardiovascular functions or heart problems of any kind, do not take more than 4 sachets in any one hour.
Keep hydrated on top of taking Movicol-Half sachets.
If you take other medications or supplements, let the pharmacist know as Movicol-Half can temporarily affect their absorption.
If you have stomach pain, rumbles, feel bloated, suffer from wind, feel sick or vomit and experience soreness of the anus (bottom) and mild diarrhoea when you take Movicol. Please reduce the amount immediately to alleviate these symptoms.