Movicol Liquid Orange Solution For Constipation - 500ml

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What is Movicol Liquid Orange Solution For Constipation 500ml?

Movicol Liquid is an orange flavoured laxative which can help to treat constipation. Just 1 – 3 doses a day can help you to have a comfortable bowel movement, easing even long-term constipation.


Who is Movicol Liquid suitable for?

Movicol Liquid is suitable for adults and children aged 12 and over who are suffering from constipation. It can help to ease your constipation even if you have been constipated for a long time, helping you to pass a bowel movement gently and easily.


Why do I have constipation?

There are many reasons why you may be constipated, it’s a common condition that people of all ages can suffer. When you’re constipated you may find it difficult to pass a bowel movement or find that your poo is dry, hard, or lumpy. You may also have a stomach ache, or feel bloated or sick. Some of the most common causes of constipation include:

  • Not eating enough fibre, which is found in fruits, vegetables, and cereals
  • Being dehydrated
  • Changing your diet
  • Changing your daily routine
  • Not exercising or living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
  • A side effect of some medications


How will this product help to ease my constipation?

Movicol Liquid contains an active ingredient called Macrogol 3350, which is an osmotic laxative. This means it works by drawing water into your bowels, softening your poo and helping it to move through the gut so it can be passed comfortably.


Can I take this product if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, Movicol is safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this or any other medication at this time. Some medications may not be safe for you and your baby, and a medical professional may need to suggest an alternative treatment.


Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?

You should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking any other medication. Some medications can interact when used together, making them less effective or causing unwanted side effects. For example, some medications for epilepsy (anti-epileptics) may not be as effective while you are taking Movicol Liquid.


How to take Movicol Liquid

Measure 25ml of Movicol Liquid, which is the same as 5 x 5ml teaspoons, into a glass. Add 100ml of water and stir until all the liquid has been mixed and the solution is clear. Drink the solution right away. Do this 1 – 3 times a day, depending on how severe your constipation is. You will normally need to use this treatment for around 2 weeks if you need to use it for longer than this, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.


What happens if I take too much of this laxative?

If you take too much Movicol Liquid you may experience excessive diarrhoea, which can make you dehydrated. If this happens, stop using this product and drink plenty of fluids. If you are concerned, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.


When should Movicol Liquid not be used?

Movicol Liquid is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. Do not use this product if you have:

  • A blockage in your intestine, also known as gut obstruction or ileus
  • A perforated gut wall
  • Severe inflammatory bowel disease, e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, toxic megacolon
  • Very bad constipation known as faecal impaction


Are there any side effects?

Like all medications, Movicol Liquid can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, stop taking this product and speak to your doctor immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat

Other signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Reddening of the skin or nettle rash
  • Swollen hands, feet, or ankles
  • Headache

Other side effects of this product include:

  • Indigestion
  • Stomach ache or rumbles
  • High and low levels of potassium in the blood
  • Feeling bloated
  • Wind
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Soreness of the anus (bottom)
  • Mild diarrhoea which generally gets better if you decrease the amount of Movicol that you take

If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Store in the original packaging, do not use if the expiration date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Why do I need to answer medical questions before I buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for Movicol Liquid, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Movicol is the best choice for you.


Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U 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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Movicol Liquid Orange Solution For Constipation - 500ml Reviews

By customer,
June 11, 2024
Very gentle on the stomach
By Ms Quick,
April 30, 2024
Good product
By Ms Elaine Tooby-Smith,
August 29, 2023
Does what it claims too!
By Jeanette Poole,
January 31, 2023
This product is perfect for me recommended by my doctor it does what it says it will
By sandra Burke,
November 08, 2022
Great. Nice and gentle on the stomach and does what it is supposed to do.

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