Laxido Orange Powder Sachets (Sugar Free) - Pack of 20
Laxido contains the active ingredient Macrogol 3350, a laxative used for the treatment of constipation.
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Weight: 350g (includes packaging)
Laxido contains the active ingredient Macrogol 3350, which is a laxative used for the treatment of constipation, especially if you have been constipated for a long time. It is also used to treat a build up of hard faeces in your bowel which may be a result of long-term constipation (this is known as faecal impaction).
Macrogol 3350 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.
Always take Laxido Orange exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Laxido Orange should be taken orally.
Adults, children (aged 12 years and above) and the elderly:
The usual dose for constipation is one sachet taken one to three times daily. This course of treatment for constipation does not normally last longer than 2 weeks.
The usual dose for faecal impaction is eight sachets daily. All eight sachets must be taken within a six hour period. This course of treatment for faecal impaction does not normally last longer than 3 days. If you have a heart condition, do not take more than two sachets (in 250ml of water) in any one hour.
Laxido Orange should be made up by dissolving the contents of one sachet in a glass of water (125ml or a quarter pint). 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).
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.
If you take more Laxido Orange than you should
You may experience severe pains and swelling in your abdomen, or vomiting or diarrhoea. If this happens, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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.
If you stop taking Laxido Orange
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.
Do not take Laxido Orange
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to macrogol 3350, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, potassium chloride, or any of the other ingredients in Laxido Orange
- if you have a perforation in the wall of your intestine
- if you have a blockage in your intestine
- if you have paralysis of the intestine (for example, your intestines may stop working due to intestinal surgery or severe infection)
- if you have ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
If any of these applies to you, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Taking other medicines
Some medicines, e.g. anti-epileptics, may not work as effectively if they are taken at the same time as Laxido Orange. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. You should not take any other medicines by mouth for one hour before and for one hour after taking Laxido Orange.
Taking Laxido Orange with food and drink
Food and drink have no influence on the effect of Laxido Orange.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before taking Laxido Orange.
Driving and using machines
Laxido Orange has no effect on the ability to drive or use machinery.
Like all medicines, Laxido Orange can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Laxido Orange and see your doctor immediately:
- signs of a serious allergic reaction, such as difficulty in breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
- signs of an allergy, such as a rash, reddening of the skin, nettle rash, itching or shortness of breath
- signs of a change in your body’s fluid or electrolyte levels, such as swelling (mainly in the ankles), feeling fatigued, dehydration or increased thirst with headache. These symptoms may be a sign that the potassium levels in your blood are higher or lower than normal.
The following side effects are also possible:
- abdominal pain
- feeling bloated
- suffering from wind
- soreness of the anus (bottom)
- mild diarrhoea
- swelling of your abdomen
- stomach rumbling
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Laxido Orange after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and sachet. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Macrogol 3350 (13.125g), sodium chloride (350.7mg), sodium hydrogen carbonate (178.5mg) and potassium chloride (46.6mg), acesulfame potassium (E950) and orange flavour (containing maltodextrin and propylene glycol (E1520)).