Constipation can be a very disabling symptom. Often all that is needed is an increase in fibre but sometimes this is not effective and different approaches are required...


Movicol now funded for treatment of constipation

There is new treatment for constipation that is now funded by Special Authority. This is called Movicol. This is a sachet contains a small amount of powder that dissolves in a glass of water. This is a "gentle" osmotic laxative that works by retaining water in the colon. It is safe for long-term use and has been a major advance in the treatment of constipation.

It is available direct from the Pharamcy - therefore you can try this first to see if it will suit you. The usual dose is one sachet daily but can vary from one sachet every 2-3 days to 2 sachets daily

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