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Movicol



A drug used in the treatment of constipation, Movicol comes in the form of a dissolvable sachet and is marketed outside the US by Norgine Ltd.

Additional recommended knowledge

The active ingredient is polyethylene glycol '3350' (also known as macrogol), which belongs to a class of drugs called osmotic laxatives. It also contains Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate. The drug solution works by binding to water in the gut, thereby moistening stools making them easier to pass.

References

  1. http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100001760.html
  2. http://www.tiscali.co.uk/lifestyle/healthfitness/health_advice/netdoctor/archive/100001760.html
 
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