Movicol Plain 30 Sachets
Movicol Plain 30 Sachets
Movicol Plain 13.7g Sachet Powder offers an effective solution for those struggling with constipation, providing relief for adults, adolescents, and the elderly. This oral treatment, which is suitable for individuals aged 12 and above, can alleviate chronic constipation and even faecal impaction – a severe case of constipation.
Each sachet of Movicol Plain contains macrogol 3350, an osmotic laxative that remains inert as it travels through the gut. By retaining water in the bowel, macrogol 3350 softens and increases the volume of stools, making them easier to pass. Additionally, the sachets include essential electrolytes such as sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride, which help maintain the body's balance of sodium, potassium, and water during the treatment process.
To use, simply mix the contents of one sachet with water, creating a drink that can be taken with or without food. Movicol Plain is even safe for consumption during pregnancy, though consulting a doctor or pharmacist beforehand is advisable.
Powder containing macrogol 13.125g, sodium chloride 350mg, sodium bicarbonate 178mg, potassium chloride 50.2mg, with no sweeteners or flavouring
Usage and Instructions
Adults and children over 12 years old:
When used for constipation:
A dose of Movicol Chocholate laxatives is 1 sachet.
Take this 1 -3 times a day according to the severity of your constipation.
When used for Faecal impaction:
Before you take Movicol Plain laxatives for faecal impaction, it should be confirmed that you have this condition. A dose of 8 laxative sachets a day of Movicol is needed for the treatment of faecal impaction.
How to mix: Open the sachet and pour the contents into a glass. Add about 125ml or ¼ pint of water to the glass. Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the Movicol solution is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it.
This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it.
Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:
You are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
This medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
You have inflammatory bowel problems such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
You have toxic megacolon
You have ileus
You have an obstruction of the stomach or small bowel
You have a perforated gut
You have heart and circulation problems
You need to take laxatives daily
If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.
If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine
The most common undesirable effects are gastrointestinal effects.
These reactions may occur as a consequence of expansion of the contents of the gastrointestinal tract, and an increase in motility due to the pharmacologic effects of Movicol. Mild diarrhoea usually responds to dose reduction.