Movicol Chocolate Sachets Pack of 30
Movicol Chocolate Sachets Pack of 30
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Weight: 502g (includes packaging)
Movicol powder is used to relieve:
- Chronic constipation.
- Build up of compressed and hardened stools (faeces) in the rectum as a result of chronic constipation (faecal impaction).
Containing macrogol (polyethylene glycol), which is a type of medicine known as an osmotic laxative, each Movicol sachet also contains sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride. The contents of the sachets should be mixed with water to make a drink. Macrogol is an inert substance that passes through the gut without being absorbed into the body. It relieves constipation because it causes the water it is taken with to be retained in the bowel instead of being absorbed into the body. This increases the water content and volume of the stools in the bowel making them softer and easier to pass.
Sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride (electrolytes) are included in each sachet to help ensure that the laxative works without causing the body to gain or lose significant amounts of sodium, potassium or water that are needed for proper functioning of the body.
How to take Movicol Chocolate laxatives
A dose of Movicol Chocolate laxatives is 1 sachet.
Take this 1-3 times a day according to the severity of your constipation.
A dose of 8 sachets a day of Movicol Chocolate laxatives are needed for the treatment of faecal impaction. The 8 laxative sachets should be taken within 6 hours for up to 3 days if required. If you have a heart condition, do not take more than 2 sachets in any one hour.
How to mix:
Open the sachet and pour the contents into a glass. Add about 125 ml or ¼ pint of water to the glass. Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the Movicol Chocolate laxative solution is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it. If you are taking Movicol Chocolate for faecal impaction it may be easier to dissolve 8 sachets in 1 litre of water.
Duration of treatment
Treatment with Movicol Chocolate laxatives usually lasts for about 2 weeks.
If your constipation is caused by an illness such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis (MS), or if you take medicines that cause constipation your doctor may recommend that you take Movicol Chocolate laxatives for longer than 2 weeks.
Usually for long term treatment the dose can be lowered to either 1 or 2 sachets a day.
Treatment with Movicol Chocolate laxatives can be for up to 3 days.
If you take more Movicol Chocolate laxatives than you should
You may develop diarrhoea. Stop taking Movicol Chocolate laxatives until it clears, and then start again at a lower dose.
If you are worried contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take Movicol Chocolate laxatives 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 any of the ingredients
Follow the special instructions in the directions section if you are taking Movicol Chocolate for faecal impaction.
Taking other medicines
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Taking Movicol Chocolate with food and drink
This medicine can be taken any time with or without food and drink.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
If you are pregnant or breast feeding talk to your doctor before taking Movicol Chocolate.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.
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Each 13.9g sachet of Movicol Chocolate laxatives contains 13.125g of Macrogol 3350, 0.3507g of Sodium Chloride, 0.1785g of Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, 0.0317g of Potassium Chloride. Movicol Chocolate laxatives also contain chocolate flavour, and acesulfame potassium as a sweetener. Chocolate flavour contains the following ingredients maltodextrin (potato), gum arabic/acacia gum E414, vegetable oils and fats (palm/coconut oil), propylene glycol E1520 and ethyl alcohol.