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Movicol Sachets (Lemon & Lime) (30 sachets)

Movicol Sachets (Lemon & Lime) (30 sachets)

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Product Summary

Movicol 13.8g sachet powder for oral solution is a laxative for the treatment of constipation.

Suitable for adults, adolescents and the elderly.

Movicol is powder should be added to water to make an oral solution.

Movicol softens the stool and bulks it slightly, encouraging bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time.

Key Features

  • 30 sachets.
  • For the relief of constipation
  • Can be used to relieve faecal impaction (very bad constipation)
  • Lemon & lime flavour
  • Suitable for those over the age of 12 years
  • Can be taken during pregnancy. However, do ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this product.


  • This medicine can be taken any time of day with or without food.
  • Dissolve the content of each sachet in 125ml of water (¼ of a pint).
  • If the condition worsens or doesn't improve after the time periods stated below, consult your doctor.

For constipation

  • Adults, adolescents and elderly:
  • Take 1 sachet 1-3 times a day depending on severity.
  • Extended use (roughly 2 weeks): up to 2 sachets per day

For faecal impaction

  • Adults, adolescents and elderly:
  • 8 sachets daily, all of which should be consumed within a 6-hour period for up to 3 days if required.
  • Each sachet should be dissolved in 125 ml of water (¼ of a pint).
  • For convenience, 8 sachets can be dissolved in a litre of water to be taken within a 6-hour period.
  • Please ensure that you read the enclosed leaflet carefully before taking this product.


Each sachet contains: Magrocol 3350 (13.125g), Sodium Chloride (350.7mg), Sodium Bicarbonate (178.5mg), Potassium Chloride (46.6mg).

Warnings and Restrictions

Caution before taking Movicol:

  • Do not use for longer than is necessary.
  • You may develop diarrhoea. If this occurs, stop taking Movicol until it clears, and then start again at a lower dose. If you are worried, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medicine is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
  • If you have a heart condition, do not take more than 4 sachets in any one hour.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking Movicol.

Driving and using machines

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

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 such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
  • an allergy to the active substances or any of the other ingredients of Movicol.

Taking other medicines

Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.


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