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. MOVICOL is a registered trademark of the Norgine group of companies.

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.