The name of this medicine is MOVICOL Junior. Each sachet contains:
- Macrogol 33506.563 g
- Sodium chloride175.4 mg
- Sodium bicarbonate 89.3 mg
- Potassium chloride 25.1 mg
When it is made into a drink with 62.5 mL of water, each sachet gives the equivalent of:
- Sodium65 mmol/L
- Chloride 53 mmol/L
- Bicarbonate17 mmol/L
- Potassium 5.4 mmol/L
MOVICOL Junior contains no colours flavours or sweeteners.
There are 30 sachets in a box. Each sachet contains 6.9 grams of MOVICOL Junior powder.
You add the powder to water to make a drink.
MOVICOL Junior is used in children aged 2 years and older and adults for the treatment of chronic constipation. Constipation is the less frequent than normal passing of large, firm or hard stools. MOVICOL Junior helps you to have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time.
Chronic Constipation in Children:
Most normal children will occasionally experience constipation, which will normally require no more than a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, regular toilet use and, sometimes, occasional use of laxatives.
However, a small proportion of children will pass stools less frequently than 3 times per week, with excessive straining and discomfort or pain at these times. If your child has this more severe type of constipation your doctor needs to be involved in making a supervised plan of treatment for your child over the next 6 –12 months. Treatments may require daily use of a product such as MOVICOL Junior which can keep stools of normal consistency and restore a normal pattern of passing stools.
MOVICOL Junior is also used in children aged 2 years and older for the treatment of faecal impaction (as determined by your doctor), and for the prevention of recurrence of faecal impaction.
Before you take MOVICOL Junior
Do not take MOVICOL Junior if your doctor has told you that you have:
- an obstruction in your intestine (gut)
- a perforated gut wall
- severe inflammatory bowel disease, like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or toxic megacolon
- paralysis of the bowel
- an allergy to macrogol
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, talk to your doctor before you take MOVICOL Junior. Laxative products such as MOVICOL Junior have the potential to interact with other medications, by altering their absorption. Close monitoring of the effects of your medications may be necessary when you commence or cease to take MOVICOL Junior regularly. It is important that you should discuss this with your doctor.