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.