Movicol Sachets 30 pack
Movicol Sachets 30 pack
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Movicol Lemon and Lime 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 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 is even safe for consumption during pregnancy, though consulting a doctor or pharmacist beforehand is advisable.
- Assists in alleviating constipation and faecal impaction
- Appropriate for adults, adolescents, and older individuals
- Incorporates macrogol 3350 and electrolytes for effective results
- Offers a refreshing lemon-lime taste
- Aligns with vegan dietary requirements, excludes dairy and gluten
- Can be consumed at any time, irrespective of meals
- Effortlessly dissolves in water
- Comes in a handy 30-pack sachet
What symptoms or conditions can be treated with Movicol Sachets 30 pack?
Movicol Sachets are crafted to address constipation and faecal impaction in adults, adolescents, and the elderly.
What are the benefits of using Movicol Sachets 30 pack?
Movicol ensures relief from constipation, re-establishes regular bowel movements, and is effective even in acute cases of constipation like faecal impaction.
How do I use Movicol Sachets?
Mix the contents of a sachet in 125ml of water and consume. For constipation, 1-3 sachets daily is the general recommendation, depending on individual needs. For faecal impaction, it's 8 sachets daily for a maximum of 3 days.
Can I consume Movicol Sachets over an extended period?
Movicol is effective for sporadic and persistent constipation. However, if one requires 3 or more sachets daily for an extended duration, it's advisable to seek guidance from a healthcare professional, particularly if on a sodium-restricted diet.
Is Movicol appropriate for young children?
Movicol isn't advised for kids below 12 years. For children, there are alternatives such as Movicol Junior.
Active ingredients: Macrogol 3350 13.125 g, Sodium chloride 0.3507 g, Sodium bicarbonate 0.1785 g, Potassium chloride 0.0466 g.
Read the leaflet for the full list of ingredients.
Usage and Instructions
Always read the leaflet before starting the treatment.
Adults and children over 12 years old:
When used for constipation:
A dose of Movicol 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 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.