What are CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour Sachets?
CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour contains Macrogol 3350 is a laxative which used for the treatment of long term (chronic) constipation and faecal impaction (persistent constipation, where a large volume of stools cause a blockage of the rectum and / or colon).
How should CosmoCol Lemon & Lime Flavour Sachets be used?
For chronic constipation in the recommended dose is one sachet taken one to three times daily. To use, pour the sachet into a 125ml glass of water and stir until it is completely dissolved. This treatment should not last longer than 2 weeks. For faecal impaction, you need to check with a doctor that you have the condition. If you do, take 8 sachets within 6 hours. This treatment should not last longer than 3 days.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your child at this time and a medical professional may wish to recommend an alternative treatment.
Do the sachets have any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Stomach pain
- Mild diarrhoea
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Stomach rumbling
- Passing wind
- Soreness of the anus
If you notice a side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Sche
What do the sachets contain?
The active ingredients include: Macrogol 3350, Sodium hydrogen carbonate, Potassium chloride and Sodium chloride.
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