Movicol Constipation Treatment
MOVICOL® works naturally, in harmony with your body, to relieve constipation
- whether occasional or chronic, MOVICOL® is suitable for adults and children
aged 2 years and over, and comes in several formulations and flavours.
How MOVICOL® Works
Unlike some laxatives that work to cause bowel contractions through nerve stimulation,
MOVICOL® has a natural mode of action that works gently, in harmony with your body.
MOVICOL® brings water to the hard, dry stool, and then
acts locally in the colon to relieve constipation:
The water retained by MOVICOL® softens the stool and bulks it up slightly.
As the stool gently expands, it naturally triggers colonic activity and a bowel movement.
Because of the lubricating effect of MOVICOL® and the rehydrated,
softened, stool - the bowel movement feels comfortable.
There's no gain or loss in either water or electrolytes, because when it's mixed with water,
MOVICOL® forms an 'iso-osmotic' solution - which is less likely to dehydrate the body.
And once it's worked to bring about a bowel movement, the active molecule,
Macrogol 3350, is expelled from the body virtually unabsorbed.