Movicol Powder Sachets 50

Movicol Powder Sachets 50
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Buy Movicol powder sachets 50 pack online.

  • Effective prescription strength relief from constipation.
  • Lemon and lime flavour.
  • Large pack size.


A dose of Movicol is 1 sachet.

Take this 1 -3 times a day according to the severity of your constipation.

Faecal impaction:
A dose is 8 sachets a day is needed for the treatment of faecal impaction. The 8 sachets should be taken within 6 hours for up to 3 days if required. If you have a heart condition do not take more than 2 sachets in any one hour.

Open the sachet and pour the contents into a glass. Add about 125ml or a quarter pint of water to the glass. Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the Movicol solution is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it. If you like you can add a flavour such as orange squash to the drink. If you are taking for faecal impaction it may be easier to dissolve 8 sachets in 1 litre of water.

Duration of treatment:

Treatment with Movicol usually lasts for about 2 weeks. 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 can be for up to 3 days.

This medicine can be taken at any time with or without food or drink.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Movicol can have side effects.

If you feel weak, breathless, very thirsty with a headache or get puffy ankles stop taking Movicol and tell your doctor immediately.

Sometimes people have stomach ache or rumbles, or an allergic reaction, or feel bloated or sick. You may have mild diarrhoea when starting to take Movicol.

If any of the above are troublesome or last more than a few days or if you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.


Do not take Movicol if your doctor has told you that you have:
a blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
a perforated gut wall severe inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or toxic megacolon an allergy to any of the ingredients.

If you are pregnant or breast feeding talk to your doctor before taking Movicol.

Movicol does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

Tell your doctor about any other medicines you are taking.

If you take more Movicol than you should:
You may develop diarrhoea. Stop taking 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.

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children

Once you have made up Movicol in water, if you cannot drink it straight away keep it covered and in the fridge (2 - 8°C). Throw away any solution not used within a 6 hour period.

Pack Size

1 box

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