What is Movicol?
Movicolis a laxative. The drug is intended for the treatment of chronic or acute constipation in adults and children from 12 years. You can order Movicol online at the registered EU pharmacies that we have access to.
What is the medicine used for?
Constipation occurs when bowel movements are less frequent than usual and/or is the stool is difficult and/or painful to pass. The stool is often dry and hard so that there is a lot of straining during bowel movements. This can cause (bleeding) haemorrhoids. Constipation can have many causes, such as:
- An unbalanced diet with too little dietary fibre
- Drinking too little
- Insufficient exercise
- The use of certain medications
- -Waiting too long before going to the toilet.
Movicol contains macrogol. This component ensures that more fluid is retained in the intestines. The fluid makes the stool softer and smoother, making it easier to leave the body.
How do you take Movicol?
Movicol is a powder that must first be dissolved in liquid. The guidelines for the preparation of Movicol are as follows:
- Dissolve 1 sachet of powder in half a glass of water (125 ml).
- Stir until the powder is dissolved.
- Drink the liquid immediately.
You can take Movicol at any time of the day, with or without food. The laxative effect usually occurs within one to two days.
At the registered EU pharmacies that we have access to, you can purchase Movicol online. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dose is as follows:
- Adults and children from 12 years: 1 to 2 sachets of Movicol per day. If you take multiple sachets, take them over the day. In stubborn cases, you can take 3 sachets per day.
A doctor will advise you on how long you should continue to use Movicol. Children younger than 12 years can take Movicol Junior, with a modified dosage. Read the instructions before use.
Movicol is usually tolerated without problems. Side effects that occur very rarely include:
- Gastrointestinal complaints such as flatulence, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
The above side effects usually disappear automatically when the use of Movicol is discontinued. Consult a doctor if you experience side effects. A full overview of the side effects can be found in the package leaflet.
When should you not use this medicine?
Movicol is not a suitable laxative for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- Are hypersensitive to macrogol or any of the other ingredients of Movicol (see leaflet)
- If your intestines are completely impacted, the intestinal wall is perforated or if the intestinal muscles are paralysed
- If there is inflammation in the intestinal tract, such as in Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis, or if you suffer from toxic megacolon
- If you suffer from acute stomach pain.
If you are chronically bedridden or if you are still taking medication, talk to a doctor about the use of Movicol. You can find more information about the contraindications and other warnings in the package leaflet.
Pregnancy / Driving ability / Alcohol
Movicol can, after consultation with a doctor, be used without any objections during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Movicol has no influence on the ability to drive and does not interact with alcohol.