Do not take Movicol Liquid Orange flavour if your doctor has told you that you:
- have a blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
- have a perforated gut wall
- have a severe inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
- are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substances or any of the other ingredients of Movicol Liquid Orange flavour taking other medicines
Some medicines, e.g. anti-epileptics, (medicines for epilepsy) may not work as effectively during use with Movicol Liquid Orange flavour.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding talk to your doctor before taking Movicol Liquid Orange flavour.
Movicol Liquid Orange flavour does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
This medicinal product contains ethyl and methyl parahydroxybenzoate which may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Movicol Liquid Orange flavour can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.
If you have a serious allergic reaction which causes difficulty in breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, tell your doctor immediately and stop taking Movicol Liquid Orange flavour.
Other allergic reactions may occur which may cause a skin rash, reddening of the skin or a nettle rash, swollen hands, feet or ankles and headache.
Other side effects may also include indigestion, stomach ache or rumbles and high and low levels of potassium in the blood.
You may also feel bloated, suffer from wind, feel sick or vomit, may also experience soreness of the anus (bottom) and may have mild diarrhoea when starting to take Movicol Liquid Orange flavour which generally gets better if you reduce the amount of MOVICOL Liquid Orange flavour you take.
If any of the side effects gets serious or lasts more than a few days or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.