Constipation is something that can affect many people and for all sorts of reasons. No matter why you are suffering from constipation it can cause a lot of discomfort, which is why you need to find something that can provide you with fast and effective relief. This is where Movicol Powder Sachets can prove helpful.
Movicol can be mixed with cordial instead of water as an alternative to improve the taste and make it easier to drink.
If you are looking to get fast and effective relief from constipation, it is important to find the right product from the many available on the market. When you choose Movicol Powder Sachets you can look forward to rapid relief from constipation. This is a product that can prove effective even in cases where the user has been constipated for some time. The sachets can be used by adults and the elderly as well as adolescents, although they are not designed for use by those aged under twelve years. The sachets are easy to prepare as they are simply combined with water to create your drink.
Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over:
This medicine can be taken at any time with or without food or drink.
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.
Take the contents of 1 sachet up to 3 times a day according to the severity of your constipation.
Take 8 sachets a day. 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.
Duration of treatment:
Treatment with Movicol usually lasts for about 2 weeks. If you need to take Movicol for longer, please see your doctor. 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 for longer than 2 weeks.
Usually for long term treatment that dose can be lowered to either 1 or 2 sachets a day.
Treatment with Movicol can be for up to 3 days.
If you forget to take Movicol:
Take the dose as soon as you remember to take it.
The ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
Macrogol 3350: 13.125g, Sodium Chloride: 0.3507g, Sodium Bicarbonate: 0.1785g, Potassium Chloride: 0.0466g.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:
- If you feel weak, increasingly tired, breathless, very thirsty with a headache or get puffy ankles stop taking Movicol and tell your doctor immediately.
- Sometimes people have stomach ache or rumbles, or an allergic reaction, or feel bloated or sick. You may have mild diarrhoea when starting to take Movicol.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Do not take Movicol 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 the active substances or any of the other ingredients of Movicol
- Heart conditions
- Pregnancy and breast feeding
- If you are pregnant or breast feeding talk to your doctor before taking Movicol.
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
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We always aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of them being received, if we are unable to meet this
high standard for whatever reason we will always contact you to advise you of the delay.
We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
- Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
- Express Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
- Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
- Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45
The cut-off for same day dispatch of orders is 4pm. Orders processed after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Orders are dispatched Monday - Friday. Orders will not be processed on weekends or bank holidays.
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Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
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We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.