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Movicol Orange Concentrate for Oral Solution 500ml

Non-prescription drug indicated for the treatment of chronic constipation.

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€9.85
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Movicol Orange Concentrate for Oral Solution is indicated for the treatment of chronic constipation.

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:

A period of treatment for constipation with Movicol Orange does not normally exceed 2 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 causing constipation, in particular opiates and antimuscarinics. Adults, adolescents and elderly: 25 ml diluted in 100 ml of water 1 to 3 times a day in divided doses, according to individual response. For prolonged use, the dose can be adjusted down to 1 or 2 doses per day of 25 ml diluted in 100 ml of water. Children: Movicol Orange is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age. Other Movicol presentations are available for pediatric use.

Contraindications:

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.