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Movicol Sachets Plain 30s

Movicol Sachets Plain 30s

Movicol Sachets Plain 30s

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Movicol Plain Powder Sachets oral solution is a laxative to treat constipation.

This is a powder that is added to water to make an oral solution. The water retained by Movicol softens the stool encouraging bowel movement.

Suitable for adults, adolescents and elderly - not recommended for children below 12 years of age.

Powder containing macrogol 13.125g, sodium chloride 350mg, sodium bicarbonate 178mg, potassium chloride 50.2mg, with no sweeteners or flavouring

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.

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