Movicol powder is a laxative for the treatment of constipation. It helps you to have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time. It also works in very bad constipation called faecal impaction.
Macrogol used to treat a buildup of hard faeces in bowel which may be a result of long-term constipation (faecal impaction). It makes your faeces softer and easier to pass, giving you relief from constipation. The electrolytes help to maintain your body’s normal levels of sodium, potassium and water while you are being treated for constipation. Mix with water to make a drink, a ready-mixed solution to drink, or a liquid that you need to dilute before drinking.
Key Composition of Movicol powder:
Therapeutic uses of Movicol powder:
Side effects of Movicol powder:
How to manage side effects:
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea without speaking to doctor.
Sit down or lie propped up. Avoid physical activity. Drink something sugary like ginger. Avoid oily and spicy foods.
Take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen).
How long will Movicol powder take to work?
It usually takes 1 to 2 days to trigger the first bowel movement.
Should I take Movicol powder with or without food?
It can be taken anytime in relation to food, either before, during, or after a meal.
Can I mix Movicol powder with something other than water?
It should only be mixed with water.
Is Movicol powder safe in pregnancy and breast-feeding?
This medicine can be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Can Movicol be used by people with diabetes or lactose or gluten intolerance?
It is sucrose, lactose and gluten free. Consult your doctor for advice.
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