Movicol Sachets

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Movicol is a laxative for the treatment of constipation in adults, adolescents and elderly. Movicol helps you to have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time. Movicol also works in very bad constipation called faecal impaction. Suitable for adults and children above 12 years of age.

This medicine is sold at the professional discretion of a pharmacist. We need to ensure that this medicine is suitable for the person it is intended for. Therefore our pharmacist may be required to contact you by phone to find out some additional information. If they are unable to speak to you when required your order may be delayed or the pharmacy medicine part of your order cancelled.

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Description

Movicol is a laxative for the treatment of constipation in adults, adolescents and elderly. Movicol helps you to have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time. Movicol also works in very bad constipation called faecal impaction. Suitable for adults and children above 12 years of age.

Dosage

Adults, adolescents and elderly:
1 sachet (= 1 dose) dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water. Take this 1-3 times per day according to the severity of your constipation.

Long term use:1 sachet dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water up to 2 times per day.

This medicine is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Faecal Impaction:
Adults, adolescents and elderly: 8 sachets daily, all of which should be consumed within a 6 hour period. Each sachet is dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water. (For convenience, 8 sachets can be dissolved in 1 litre of water to be taken within a 6-hour period.)

Treatment can be taken for up to 3 days.

Hazards and Cautions

Before you take this medicine:

Do not take Movicol if your doctor has told you that you have:

    • A blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
    • A perforated gut wall
    • Severe inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
    • An allergy to the active substances or any of the other ingredients of Movicol

Other important information

Treatment can be taken for up to 3 days.

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