Contains the active ingredients macrogol and electrolytes sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate
It is used:
- To help you have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time
- Works in faecal impaction (as diagnosed by your doctor). If the product has been prescribed by your doctor, talk to your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine was prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason.
Follow carefully all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist. Their instructions may be different to the information in this leaflet
How to take it
Open the sachet and pour the contents into a glass. Add about 125 mL of water to the glass. Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the solution is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it. If you like, you can add a flavour such as orange juice to the drink. If you are taking the medicine for faecal impaction, it may be easier to dissolve 8 sachets in 1 litre of water. Drink plenty of water. Increase fibre into the diet, except in cases of medication-induced constipation
Each sachet contains:
- Macrogol 3350 - 13.125 g
- Sodium chloride - 350.7 mg
- Sodium bicarbonate - 178.5 mg
- Potassium chloride - 46.6 mg
It also contains lemon flavour and potassium acesulfame as a sweetener. The powder is added to water to make a drink.
When it is made into a drink with 125 mL of water, each sachet gives the equivalent of:
- Sodium - 65 mmol/L
- Chloride - 53 mmol/L
- Bicarbonate - 17 mmol/L
- Potassium - 5.4 mmol/L
This medicine is gluten-free and lactose-free.
Possible side effects
Sometimes people have:
- stomach ache or rumbles
- feel bloated or sick
- diarrhoea, especially when you first start taking the medicine
- an allergic reaction to the medicine.
If you feel weak, breathless, very thirsty with a headache, or get puffy ankles, stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you think the medicine is causing you any problem. Other side effects not listed above may occur in some patients.
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