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Compound Macrogol Oral Powder Sachets 20s

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Compound Macrogol Oral Powder is a laxative used to treat constipation that works by softening your faeces and making it easier to pass.
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Compound Macrogol Oral Powder Sachets

Compound Macrogol Oral Powder
is a laxative used to treat constipation, especially if you have been constipated for a long time. It works by softening your faeces, making it easier to pass, and also contains electrolytes to help maintain your body’s normal levels of sodium, potassium and water during treatment.

Compound Macrogol Oral Powder can also be used to treat faecal impaction, a build up of hard faeces in your bowel which may be a result of long-term constipation.

Compound Macrogol Oral Powder is sugar free.
Always take Compound Macrogol Oral Powder exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Compound Macrogol Oral Powder should be taken orally. It should be made up by dissolving the contents of one sachet in a glass of water (125ml or a quarter pint). If you are being treated for faecal impaction, you can dissolve the contents of all eight sachets together in a large container (in one litre of water).

Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
  • Constipation: One sachet taken one to three times daily. This course of treatment for constipation does not normally last longer than 2 weeks.
  • Faecal Impaction: Eight sachets daily. All eight sachets must be taken within a six hour period. This course of treatment for faecal impaction does not normally last longer than 3 days. If you have a heart condition, do not take more than two sachets (in 250ml of water) in any one hour.
Your treatment may last for longer than two weeks if you have ongoing constipation, or a disease that causes constipation (such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis), or if you are taking other regular medicines that can cause constipation. In these cases, your doctor may reduce your dose to one sachet taken one or two times daily.

To get the most benefit from Compound Macrogol Oral Powder, always finish the course of treatment recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. This will make sure that your constipation is cleared, otherwise the symptoms you are suffering from may persist.

You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 14 days for chronic constipation, or after 3 days for faecal impaction.
  • Active Ingredients: Macrogol 3350 13.125g, Sodium Chloride 350.7mg, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate 178.5mg and Potassium Chloride 46.6mg.
  • Other Ingredients: Acesulfame Potassium (E950).
  • Compound Macrogol Oral Powder Sugar Free can be taken during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice before taking Compound Macrogol Oral Powder Sugar Free.
  • Before taking Compound Macrogol Oral Powder to treat faecal impaction, you should have this condition confirmed by your doctor.
  • Some medicines, e.g. anti-epileptics, may not work as effectively if they are taken at the same time as Compound Macrogol Oral Powder. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. You should not take any other medicines by mouth for one hour before and for one hour after taking Compound Macrogol Oral Powder.
Do not take Compound Macrogol Oral Powder:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to macrogol 3350, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, potassium chloride or acesulfame potassium.
  • If you have a perforation in the wall of your intestine.
  • If you have a blockage in your intestine.
  • If you have paralysis of the intestine (for example, your intestines may stop working due to intestinal surgery or severe infection).
  • If you have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or toxic megacolon.
Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please click here to download.

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