Chronic Constipation/Prevention of recurrence of faecal impaction:
Children aged 2-5 years: The usual starting dose is 1 sachet daily.
Children aged 6-11 years: The usual starting dose is 2 sachets daily. The dose should be
adjusted up or down as required to produce regular soft stools. The maximum dose neededdoes not normally exceed 4 sachets daily. Use in children aged 2 years and older should be limited to 12 weeks except under medicalsupervision.
MOVICOL Junior is not recommended for children below 2 years of age.
Adults and children 12 years and older: The recommended dose of MOVICOL Junior is 2 sachets a day. This can be increased up to 6 sachets daily if necessary, depending on the severity of your constipation. For chronic constipation the dose may be reduced to 1 sachet daily, according to individual response. For patients 12 years and older using 2 sachets daily or more, it is recommended to use MOVICOL
Children (2 – 11 years):
A course of treatment with MOVICOL Junior is for up to 7 days as follows:
| ||Number of MOVICOL Junior Sachets|
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|2 - 5||2||4||4||6||6||8||8|
|6 - 11||4||6||6||10||12||12||12|
Treatment can be stopped when the medicine has worked. This is shown by the patient passing large volumes of stools or watery diarrhoea.
It is not recommended to use MOVICOL Junior for the treatment of faecal impaction in children with a heart or kidney condition.
Open the sachet and pour contents into a cup. Add about 60 mL of water into the cup. Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the MOVICOL Junior solution is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it. If you like, you can add a flavouring agent such as cordial to the drink.
For use in faecal impaction the correct number of sachets can be made up in advance and kept covered and refrigerated for 24 hours. For example 12 sachets can be made up into 750 mL of water and 16 sachets into one litre of water.
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 Junior should not be used for the treatment of faecal impaction in children for longer than 7 days. If symptoms persist, see your doctor.
If you are taking MOVICOL Junior for constipation and get bad diarrhoea, stop taking MOVICOL Junior until it clears. If constipation recurs, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking a new course of MOVICOL Junior. If you are worried, contact your doctor or pharmacist.