About Movicol Sachets

Medication Name Movicol Sachets
Medication Form Oral powder for solution
Used for Treatment of constipation
Active Ingredients Polyethylene glycol 3350, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate
Size 13.125g
Patient Information Leaflet Movicol Sachets Patient Information Leaflet

What is Movicol Sachets?

Movicol Sachets is an oral powder for solution that is used to treat constipation. It works by softening the stool and increasing the frequency of bowel movements, making it easier to pass stools.

What are Movicol Sachets used for?

Movicol Sachets are used to relieve constipation. Constipation is a common condition where a person has difficulty emptying their bowels, usually associated with hardened feces. Movicol Sachets help to soften the stool and make it easier to pass, providing relief from constipation.

How does Movicol Sachets work?

Movicol Sachets work by drawing water into the bowel, softening the stool and increasing the frequency of bowel movements. This helps to relieve constipation by making it easier to pass stools.

Who are Movicol Sachets suitable for?

Movicol Sachets are suitable for adults and children over 12 years old who are experiencing constipation. It is also suitable for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets, as the medication is in the form of an oral powder for solution. However, Movicol Sachets may not be suitable for individuals who have a known allergy to any of the ingredients in the medication.

How to take Movicol Sachets

  • Empty the contents of one sachet into a glass.
  • Add 125ml of water to the glass.
  • Stir well until all the powder has dissolved.
  • Drink the solution.

It is recommended to take Movicol Sachets once daily. The duration of treatment may vary depending on the individual’s response to the medication and the severity of constipation. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist.

Buy Movicol Sachets online from a UK pharmacy

You can buy Movicol Sachets online from our online constipation treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued, and your medication will be delivered in discrete packaging.

Movicol Sachets Side Effects

Movicol Sachets may cause side effects in some individuals. It is important to be aware of the potential side effects before using this medication.

Common Side Effects

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of the abdomen

Serious Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions such as rash, itching, or hives
  • Severe abdominal pain or bloating
  • Rectal bleeding

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the Movicol Sachets Patient Information Leaflet.

Movicol Sachets Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Polyethylene glycol 3350, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate

Other ingredients: Acesulfame potassium, lemon-lime flavour

Important Information

  • Do not take Movicol Sachets if you have a blockage in your intestine or if you have a perforation in your gut wall.
  • Do not take Movicol Sachets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Movicol Sachets.
  • It is important to drink plenty of fluids while using Movicol Sachets to prevent dehydration.