What are Normacol Granules for Constipation Relief?
These Normacol sachets are intended for those who are suffering from constipation and want a natural form of relief. The active ingredient sterculia is a natural fibre which reduces constipation.
What is constipation?
Constipation is a common condition that can affect anyone. It is characterised by the feeling of pain in the stomach. Constipation can be caused by several different factors, including:
- A lack of fibre in your diet
- Not drinking enough liquids
- Not being active enough
- Resisting going to the toilet when you need to
- A major diet change
- A side effect of certain types of medication
In some cases, a medical condition can cause constipation. If you think constipation may be caused by another condition, then speak to a doctor.
Who is Normacol suitable for?
It is suitable for adults and children aged 6 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the sachets. These are:
- Sodium hydrogen carbonate
- Hard paraffin
- Titanium dioxide
You should also not use Normacol if you:
- Have a blockage in your gut
- Suffer from total muscle loss in the colon
- Have faecal impaction
Are these sachets suitable to use if pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes, you can use Normacol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How often should I be using a sachet?
You should be using 1-2 sachets once or twice daily after meals. For children half the dosage. It is important to remember that you should only use Normacol for a maximum of four days at a time.
Are there any side effects?
In very care cases, there can be side effects. These include:
- Swollen stomach
- Blocked bowel
- Gullet can be become blocked if too much Normacol is taken
- Itchy skin or a rash
Do I need a prescription to buy?
No, you do not need a prescription to buy.
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 https://www.nhs.uk
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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