Bladder, Bowel and Stoma Handbook

The essential guide to product selection

Products

Macrogol (Movicol)

Macrogol (Movicol)

Osmotic laxative. MOVICOL 13.8g sachet, powder for oral solution, Chronic constipation-A course of treatment for constipation with MOVICOL does not normally exceed 2 weeks, although this can be repeated if required. Adults, adolescents and older people: 1 –3 sachets daily in divided doses, according to individual response. For extended use, the dose can be adjusted down to 1 or 2 sachets daily. Children (below 12 years old): Not recommended. Alternative MOVICOL products are available for children. Faecal impaction-A course of treatment for faecal impaction with MOVICOL does not normally exceed 3 days. Adults, adolescents and older people: 8 sachets daily, all of which should be consumed within a 6 hour period. Children (below 12 years old): Not recommended. Alternative MOVICOL products are available for children. Patients with impaired cardiovascular function: For the treatment of faecal impaction the dose should be divided so that no more than two sachets are taken in any one hour.

Magnesium Salts (Epsom Salts)

Magnesium Salts (Epsom Salts)

Osmotic laxative. Epsom Salts BP- Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate BP 100% W/W. Dosage- Orally: Adults and children over 12 years: 5-15g (1 – 3 teaspoons) to be taken as required in 250 ml of water, which may be flavoured with citrus juices. The elderly: To be used with caution, not exceeding the adult dose.