Movicol-Half Sachets 20
Movicol-Half Sachets 20
Movicol-Half Powder effectively addresses constipation in adults, adolescents, and the elderly, offering relief even for those experiencing prolonged discomfort. Not recommended for children under 12 years, this oral solution also treats severe constipation, known as faecal impaction.
The powder comprises four key ingredients: potassium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and macrogol 3350. Three of these components are salts that replenish electrolytes lost due to constipation, while macrogol 3350 acts as a laxative to promote bowel movement by increasing water retention in the bowel.
Movicol-Half 6.9g sachet powder is easily mixed with water to create an oral solution that softens and bulks up stools, facilitating a more comfortable bowel movement. The active ingredient, Macrogol 3350, works in tandem with electrolytes to maintain the body's normal sodium, potassium, and water levels, thus effectively relieving chronic constipation and faecal impaction.
Movicol-Half Powder not only addresses chronic constipation but also manages the build-up of compressed and hardened stools in the rectum, resulting from such constipation. This osmotic laxative contains macrogol (polyethylene glycol), sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride, which work together to ensure that the solution alleviates constipation without negatively affecting the body's essential electrolyte and water balance.
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.