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Brand Medicine Strength Size Price
Movicol Paediatric Chocolate - 30 sachets 11.00
Movicol Paediatric Chocolate - 60 sachets 20.00
Movicol Paediatric Plain - 30 sachets 11.00
Movicol Paediatric Plain - 60 sachets 20.00
Movicol Sachets Chocolate - 30 sachets 15.00
Movicol Sachets Chocolate - 60 sachets 24.00
Movicol Sachets Original - 30 sachets 15.00
Movicol Sachets Original - 60 sachets 24.00
Movicol Sachets Plain - 30 sachets 15.00
Movicol Sachets Plain - 60 sachets 24.00

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Movicol is a gastrointestinal medication that comes in a powdered form. Movicol sachets and liquid consist of macrogol, which is a laxative.

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What is Movicol?

Movicol is a gastrointestinal medication that comes in a powdered form. Movicol sachets and liquid consist of macrogol, which is a laxative. Other ingredients in Movicol include sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride.

The medicine is used to treat constipation in adults and adolescents to help them reach comfortable bowel movement. Movicol is also recommended for the treatment of more severe constipation known as faecal impaction.

How Does Movicol Work?

The active ingredient in Movicol is macrogol, an osmotic laxative. As an inert substance, Macrogol passes through the gut without absorbing into the body. This helps macrogol retain water in the bowel, which helps relieve constipation.

The increased water content and volume of stools in the bowel make the stool softer and easier to pass and stimulates the bowel muscles to push stools for a comfortable bowel movement. Other ingredients such as sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride (electrolytes) are added to Movicol to ensure that the body does not gain or lose large amounts of sodium, potassium or water.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Movicol?

Movicol is recommended by doctors as a laxative to relieve different kinds of constipation conditions. Movicol can:

  • Help people regain a comfortable bowel movement even if they have been constipated for a long time.
  • Relieve severe forms of constipation known as faecal impaction caused by chronic constipation.

How Do I Use Movicol?

Movicol comes in a powdered form. It is consumed by dissolving the contents of the sachet in 125 ml of water. Once the powder is added, stir thoroughly until all of it has dissolved. This is indicated by a clear or translucent solution. For severe constipation, it might be easier to dissolve 8 sachets of Movicol in 1 litre of water.

Movicol does not affect your bowel movements immediately and can take up to 2 days to show results. In the case of faecal impaction, you should consult your doctor if you do not see any results within 3 days or your doctor’s recommended time.

Typically, Movicol is taken for up to two weeks for chronic constipation unless your doctor recommends otherwise.

Movicol Dosage

Movicol should be used exactly as directed by your physician. Typically, for constipation, Movicol is taken 1 to 3 times per day depending on the severity of your condition.

For faecal impaction, which is a much more severe type of constipation, your doctor may recommend up to 8 sachets in a day. It is essential to confirm if you have this condition before starting this treatment. If you are taking 8 sachets a day, you should take them within 6 hours for up to 3 days or as recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have any heart conditions or other medical history.

The usual treatment of Movicol lasts up to 2 weeks. However, Doctors may prescribe a long-term treatment for constipation caused by Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Movicol Precautions and Side Effects

Side Effects

Medicines can affect people in different ways and cause side effects in some cases. These can be caused by overdose, medical conditions, medicinal interaction or an adverse reaction to the medicine. Here are some common side effects caused by Movicol:

  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Flatulence
  • Anal discomfort.
  • Diarrhoea
  • Swelling or bloating of the abdomen.
  • Disturbance in Electrolyte levels


Before taking Movicol you should:

  • Inform your doctor about your medical history.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have recently taken or are taking any medication. Movicol may hamper the effects of some medicines such as anti-epileptics
  • Know that Movicol is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.


Ensure that you take plenty of fluids while on Movicol. Do not substitute your regular liquid intake with the fluid intake of Movicol.

While Movicol is not known for influencing most other medicines, large volumes of fluid can flush tablets and capsules without absorbing into the body. You should avoid taking tablets or capsules, an hour before or after taking the Movicol solution.

High-Risk Groups

High-risk groups for Movicol include:

  • Individuals with intestinal perforation
  • People who suffer from intestinal obstruction
  • Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease
  • People allergic to the ingredients of Movicol

Movicol Indications

Movicol is indicated for the treatment of:

  • Constipation in adults and adolescents.
  • Faecal impaction

How Do I Buy Movicol Online?

You can conveniently purchase Movicol powder sachets online in the UK from [this website] after filling out a prescription form. The details of your treatment such as dosage and length should be according to your physician’s prescription. Failure to follow doctor’s prescriptions or any misuse of the drug can cause side effects and have potentially harmful effects on the body.

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