Movicol Chocolate Sachets has a lubricating effect, and help to rehydrate, soften the dry stool and add bulk to it, for easier and comfortable bowel movements. It acts locally in the colon to relieve constipation and helps to bring a natural urge to go to the toilet within 24-48 hours.
This product is sucrose, gluten, and lactose-free.
Directions for taking Movicol Chocolate Sachets:
This medicine can be taken at any time with or without food or drink.
How to mix:
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.
Faecal impaction: Treatment with Movicol can be for up to 3 days.
If you take more Movicol than you should:
You may develop diarrhoea. Stop taking Movicol until it clears, and then start again at a lower dose. If you are worried contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Movicol:
Take the dose as soon as you remember to take it.
Caution before taking Movicol:
Do not take Movicol if your doctor has told you that you have:
Pregnancy and breast feeding:
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, talk to your doctor before taking Movicol.
Driving and using machines:
Movicol does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
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.
Possible side effects when using Movicol Powder:
Each 13.8g sachet of Movicol Chocolate contains:
Macrogol 3350: 13.125g, potassium chloride 0.0317g, Sodium Chloride: 0.35g, Sodium hydrogen carbonate: 0.1785g
Would recommend this product to anyone who has suffered like I have with constipation. I took this for a few months (2 times a day) when my constipation was at its worst and it has by far been the best laxative for me. Its gentle and does not give me that crippling stomach ache I can get from others. I did have to be patient with this and it didnt give me instant results, but longer term, its been the best thing I have ever taken for my ongoing constipation problems.I now very rarely take it and only keep a box in the cupboard if the problem were to reoccur!