Effective relief of constipation in children (aged 2-11 years)
For the treatment of constipation, including chronic constipation in adults and children aged 2 years and older; and the resolution and prevention of recurrence of faecal impaction (as diagnosed by a doctor) in children aged 2 years and older.
Use in children aged 2 years and older should be limited to 12 weeks except under medical supervision. Not recommended for use in children under 2 years of age.
Dissolve the contents of one sachet in 1/4 cup (about 62.5 mL) of water then drink it. Do not exceed the stated dose. Drink plenty of water, and increase fibre in diet, except in cases of medication-induced constipation. Prolonged use of laxatives is undesirable and may lead to dependence. MOVICOL-Half should not be used for treatment of faecal impaction in children for more than 7 days. If symptoms persist, see your doctor. Use only if carton seals are unbroken.
Each 6.9 g sachet contains:
Macrogol 3350 6.563 g
Sodium chloride 175.4 mg
Sodium bicarbonate 89.3 mg
Potassium chloride 23.3 mg
On reconstitution in 62.5 mL of water each sachet provides:
Sodium 65 mmoL/L
Chloride 53 mmol/L
Bicarbonate 17 mmol/L
Potassium 5.4 mmol/L
Also contains potassium acesulfame and lemon/lime flavour.
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