Movicol Powder is a laxative for the treatment of constipation in adults, adolescents and the elderly. It is not recommended for children under the age of 12. It is taken orally to help you to have a comfortable bowel movement, even if you have been constipated for a long time. Movicol can also help to treat very bad constipation called faecal impaction.
This medicine can be taken at any time with or without food or drink.
A dose of Movicol is 1 sachet.
Take this 1 –3 times a day according to the severity of your constipation.
A dose is 8 sachets a day of Movicol is needed for the treatment of faecal impaction.
The 8 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 125ml or a quarter pint of water to the glass.
Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the Movicol solution is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it.
If you are taking Movicol for faecal impaction it may be easier to dissolve 8 sachets in 1 litre of water.
Do not take Movicol if your doctor has told you that you have:
Pregnancy and breast feeding:
Driving and using machines:
Taking other medicines:
Each 13.8g sachet of Movicol contains:
Macrogol 3350: 13.125g, Sodium Chloride: 0.3507g, Sodium Bicarbonate: 0.1785g, Potassium Chloride: 0.0466g