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Macrogol Oral Solution - 30 Sachets

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Alexandra Moses - Medical Content Writer
Alexandra Moses
Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan
CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist

What is Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution For Constipation? 

Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution helps you to have a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time. It works by increasing the volume of stool by binding it together with water, which encourages increased movement in the colon and softer stool, making it easier and more comfortable to pass.


How to use this product

Always take Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. The recommended dose for constipation is 1 sachet 1-3 times daily. The normal dose for most patients is 1-2 sachets per day. The dose depends on the severity of your constipation.


Mix the content of 1 sachet with a ½ glass of water (about 125 ml). Stir until the powder is dissolved and drink. If you wish you can add fruit juice or fruit syrup immediately before drinking.


What is constipation?

Constipation isn’t just about not being able to go to the toilet - rather, it describes a collection of symptoms that include hard, pellet-like stools; excessive straining, a sensation that you are unable to go, and a decrease in bowel movements.


The source of constipation varies, but it could be caused by medication, lack of fibre, dehydration, stress, exercise, hormones, or ignoring the urge to go to the toilet. However, it’s important to remember that constipation is subjective to the individual, and it’s very normal to not have a daily bowel movement. 


Is Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution suitable for children? 

Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution is suitable for children aged 12 years and above. If you’re looking for constipation treatment for a child under the age of 12, it’s advised that you speak to your GP or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice on alternative treatment options.


Is Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women? 

Yes, Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution can be used if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine. 


When should this product not be used? 

Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not take this product if you are allergic to macrogol, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if:


  • You have an obstruction in the intestine (gut)
  • You have a perforated gut wall or severe inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, toxic megacolon or ileus


Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are taking any other medicines.


Are there any side effects? 

Like all medicines, Molaxole Macrogol Oral Solution may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Common side effects include: 


  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach rumbles and gastrointestinal gas problems
  • Itching
  • Headaches
  • Swollen hands, feet or ankles


For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Storage information

Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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