Movicol Powder for Oral Solution Sachets 20x13.8g
Non-prescription drug indicated for the treatment of chronic constipation.
Movicol Powder for Oral Solution is indicated for the treatment of chronic constipation. It is also effective in resolving fecal impaction, defined as refractory constipation with fecal loading from the rectum and/or colon.
Active substances: Macrogol 3350, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate and Potassium Chloride.
Macrogol 3350 acts by osmotic action in the intestine, inducing a laxative effect. Macrogol 3350 increases stool bulk, which triggers colonic motility via neuromuscular pathways. Electrolytes combined with macrogol 3350 are replaced along the intestinal barrier (mucosa) by serum electrolytes and excreted in fecal water with no gain or loss of sodium, potassium or water.
Dosage and method of administration:
Chronic constipation: The treatment period for constipation with Movicol does not normally exceed two weeks, although it can be repeated if necessary. As with all laxatives, prolonged use is not recommended. Long-term use may be necessary in patients with severe or refractory chronic constipation secondary to multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease, or caused by regular medication that has constipation as a side effect, in particular opiates and antimuscarinics. Adults, adolescents and elderly: 1-3 sachets daily in divided doses, according to individual response. For long-term use, the dose can be adjusted down to 1 or 2 sachets per day. Children under 12 years of age: Not recommended. Other Movicol presentations are available for pediatric use. Fecal impaction: The treatment period for faecal impaction with MOVICOL does not normally exceed 3 days. Adults, adolescents and elderly: 8 sachets per day, which must be consumed within 6 hours. Children under 12 years of age: Not recommended. Other Movicol presentations are available for pediatric use. Each sachet must be dissolved in 125 ml of water. For use in case of fecal impaction, 8 sachets can be dissolved in 1 liter of water.
Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients. Intestinal perforation or obstruction, due to structural or functional disturbances of the intestinal wall, ileus, severe inflammatory conditions of the intestinal tract, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon.
If in doubt or if symptoms persist, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
In accordance with current legislation, non-prescription medicines in Portugal can only be delivered to the municipalities of Maia, Gondomar, Matosinhos, Porto, Santo Tirso, Trofa, Valongo and Vila do Conde. This limitation does not apply to shipments to other Member States of the European Union.