Movicol Paediatric 6.9 g Powder for Oral Solution Sachet contains Polyethylene glycol (6.563 g), Sodium Chloride (175.4 mg), Sodium Bicarbonate (89.3 mg) and Potassium Chloride (25.1 mg) as active ingredients.
The oral solution is used to soften stools and relieve constipation in children.
Therapeutic indications: For the treatment of chronic constipation in children 2 to 11 years of age.
For the treatment of faecal impaction in children from the age of five years, defined as refractory constipation with faecal loading of the rectum and/or colon.
HOW TO USE
Method of administration: Each sachet should be dissolved in 62.5 ml (quarter of a glass) of water.
The correct number of sachets may be reconstituted in advance and kept covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
For example, for use in faecal impaction, 12 sachets can be made up into 750 ml of water.
Chronic constipation: The usual starting dose is 1 sachet daily for children aged 2 to 6 years, and 2 sachets daily for children aged 7–11 years.
The dose should be adjusted up or down as required to produce regular soft stools.
If the dose needs increasing this is best done every second day.
The maximum dose needed does not normally exceed 4 sachets a day.
Treatment of children with chronic constipation needs to be or a prolonged period (at least 6–12 months).
However, safety and efficacy of Movicol Paediatric Plain has only been proved for a period of up to three months.
Treatment should be stopped gradually and resumed if constipation recurs.
Contraindications: Intestinal perforation or obstruction due to structural or functional disorder of the gut wall, ileus, severe inflammatory conditions of the intestinal tract, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon.
Hypersensitivity to the active substances.