Macrogol, also known as macrogol 3350, is a laxative that can help to relieve constipation and faecal impaction.
If you’re suffering from constipation and it’s causing you stomach pain, bloating, flatulence, and other discomforts, macrogol can help you to get things moving.
You can find macrogol in liquids or sachets that dissolve in water, so you can swallow this remedy easily and it can start to make you feel more comfortable again.
Macrogol is available in remedies from popular brands like Movicol, Dulcosoft, Laxido, and more, so you can choose your favourite constipation remedy and get things going comfortably.
When you take macrogol laxatives, you’ll usually be taking macrogol 3350.
Macrogol 3350 works as a stool softener, softening hard poo which can be difficult for you to pass.
When your poo is hard or dehydrated it can be difficult for it to move through your colon freely and could build up, causing faecal impaction.
By making your stools softer, macrogol makes it easier for your stools to pass through your body and makes more comfortable for you to pass them, especially if your harder stools have caused you pain or discomfort when you use the toilet.
Macrogol can be bought over the counter from registered pharmacies like Chemist 4 U.
However, you may need to answer some simple questions before you buy.
Pharmacists are legally required to ask these questions, as they help you and your pharmacist to be sure that macrogol will be safe and effective for you.
Most macrogol products are not suitable for children under the age of 12.
If your child is suffering with constipation, speak to your doctor or pharmacist so they can recommend a suitable remedy for them.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding then you may be able to take some remedies that contain macrogol to ease your constipation.
However, this may not apply to every macrogol product, as different ingredients and formulations may not be suitable to take during pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication, to be sure that it’s suitable for you at this time.