Published: 14th November, 2018 in: Conditions
Laxido Orange is a laxative for the treatment of constipation and faecal impaction in adults, children (aged 12 years and above), and the elderly. It comes in sachets that should be mixed with water and drank.
Always take Laxido Orange exactly as described in the product leaflet, or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse have told you. If you are not sure about anything to do with the treatment, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
The recommended dosage for Laxido depends on whether you are treating constipation or faecal impaction.
The usual dose for constipation is one sachet taken one to three times daily.
The usual dose for faecal impaction is eight sachets daily. All eight sachets must be taken within a six hour period.
If you have a heart condition, do not take more than two sachets (in 250ml of water) in any one hour.
How to mix Laxido
Laxido Orange should be made up by dissolving the contents of one sachet in a glass of water (125ml or a quarter pint). Stir well until all the powder has dissolved.
If you are being treated for faecal impaction, you can dissolve the contents of all eight sachets together in a large container (in one litre of water).
Duration of treatment
The duration of treatment for Laxido depends on whether you are taking it to treat constipation or faecal impaction.
The course of treatment for constipation does not normally last longer than 2 weeks. Your treatment may last for longer than two weeks if you have ongoing constipation, or a disease that causes constipation (such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis), or if you are taking other regular medicines that can cause constipation. In these cases, your doctor may reduce your dose to one sachet taken one or two times daily.
The course of treatment for faecal impaction does not normally last longer than 3 days.
Over-use of Laxido
If you take more Laxido than you should, you may experience severe pains and swelling in your abdomen, or vomiting or diarrhoea, which can lead to dehydration. If this occurs, stop taking Laxido Orange and drink plenty of fluids. If you are worried, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
What to do if you forget to take Laxido Orange
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember and then continue on as before. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Finishing the course of treatment
To get the most benefit from Laxido Orange, always finish the course of treatment recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. This will make sure that your constipation is cleared, otherwise the symptoms you are suffering from may persist.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 14 days for chronic constipation, or after 3 days for faecal impaction.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Can I take Laxido in pregnancy?
Laxido Orange can be taken during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.