Movicol Junior solves constipation

This active ingredient is in Movicol Junior

The active ingredient in Movicol Junior belongs to the group of osmotic laxatives. These bind fluid in the intestine and soften the stool. The bound fluid in the intestine increases the volume of stool. This stimulates intestinal movement (intestinal peristalsis) and promotes defecation. The medicine contains macrogol 3350 as the main active ingredient. Other active ingredients in Movicol Junior are the electrolytes sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate and potassium chloride, which are intended to prevent a loss of fluid and electrolytes during treatment with the laxative.

When is Movicol Junior used?

Movicol Junior is used in children aged two to eleven years to treat acute or chronic constipation.

What are the side effects of Movicol Junior?

Very common side effects are abdominal pain and bowel noises. Gastrointestinal complaints such as diarrhea, vomiting and nausea often occur while taking the medicine. Anal disorders are also frequently observed.

If the side effects mentioned occur, a doctor should be informed. The same applies to complaints and allergic reactions not listed here, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat and pharynx.

What you should bear in mind when using Movicol Junior

Movicol Junior must not be used in the following cases

  • Intestinal constriction or intestinal obstruction
  • intestinal rupture (perforation)
  • inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
  • hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients or excipients of Movicol Junior

The effectiveness of some medicines, such as antiepileptic drugs, may be altered if Movicol Junior is taken at the same time. In this case, the attending physician should be informed before starting treatment.

The laxative is available in powder form for the preparation of a solution, ready portioned in sachets. One packaging unit (carton) contains 30 sachets of Movicol Junior. To prepare the solution, the contents of one sachet are dissolved in 62.5 ml of water by stirring until a clear or slightly cloudy solution is obtained. The solution is drunk. The ready-to-drink solution can be stored in the refrigerator for 24 hours and does not have to be drunk all at once.

Movicol Junior – Dosage:

Movicol Junior – Overdose

If the laxative dosage is too high, diarrhea may occur, leading to a high loss of fluids. The preparation should be discontinued immediately and the fluid loss compensated for by drinking more mineralized drinks.

How to obtain Movicol Junior

Movicol Junior is available over the counter from pharmacies for self-medication.

Complete information about this medicine

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