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Movitol Oral Emulsion

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Introduction of Sodium Picosulfate

Movitol Oral Emulsion is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine absorbs water, hence makes the stool soft and easier to pass. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Movitol Oral Emulsion should be taken in a dose as advised by your doctor and take it at a fixed time at night. You should not use this medicine for more than a few days unless your doctor tells you to. Some lifestyle changes can help with constipation, for example eating more fibre in foods such as fruit, vegetables and cereals, drinking plenty of fluids and taking regular exercise.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, nausea and vomiting. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days. If they persist, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

Before using this medicine you should tell your doctor if you have a blockage in your bowel, upset stomach or your bowel movements have been different for more than two weeks.

Introduction of Liquid Paraffin

Movitol Oral Emulsion is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine absorbs water, hence makes the stool soft and easier to pass. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Movitol Oral Emulsion is for external use only so do not consume it. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You should clean and dry the affected area and than apply it gently. Remember to wash your hands after applying the medicine, unless hands are the affected area.

This medicine has no side effects.

Introduction of Milk of Magnesia

Movitol Oral Emulsion is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine absorbs water, hence makes the stool soft and easier to pass. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Movitol Oral Emulsion should be taken as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit and try to take it at the same time(s) each day. Your dose may go up or down depending on how well it’s working. Don’t take more than you’re advised to and, if you miss a dose, don’t take an extra one to make up for it. Movitol Oral Emulsion takes at least 48 hours to work. Talk to your doctor if you’re still constipated after three days.

The most common side effects are diarrhea and stomach cramps. You can help avoid the side effects by drinking plenty of fluids, taking your medicine between meals. Talk to your doctor straight away if you notice any of these.

Before taking Movitol Oral Emulsion, you should tell your doctor if you have diabetes or if you’re unable to digest milk sugar (lactose intolerant). If you use this medicine over a long period of time, your doctor may want you to have occasional blood tests to check the mineral levels (e.g. potassium and sodium). Don’t take other laxative medicines while taking this medicine and check with your doctor if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Sodium Picosulfate

Uses of Liquid Paraffin

Uses of Milk of Magnesia

Side effects of Sodium Picosulfate

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Movitol

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headache

Side effects of Liquid Paraffin

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Movitol

  • No common side effects seen

Side effects of Milk of Magnesia

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Movitol

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramp

How Sodium Picosulfate works

Movitol Oral Emulsion is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

How Liquid Paraffin works

Movitol Oral Emulsion is an emollient (substance that softens or soothes the skin). It works by preventing water loss from the outer layer of skin. This relieves dryness and leaves the skin soft and hydrated.

How Milk of Magnesia works

Movitol Oral Emulsion works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Movitol Oral Emulsion.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Movitol Oral Emulsion during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Movitol Oral Emulsion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Movitol Oral Emulsion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Movitol Oral Emulsion is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Movitol Oral Emulsion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Movitol Oral Emulsion is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Movitol Oral Emulsion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Movitol Oral Emulsion
₹0.7/ml of Oral Emulsion
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Quick Tips

Sodium Picosulfate

  • Together with Sodium Picosulfate, taking a fiber-rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • Avoid taking a Sodium Picosulfate for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Take Sodium Picosulfate after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Sodium Picosulfate should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.

Milk of Magnesia

  • Milk of Magnesia is used for the treatment of constipation.
  • It should preferably be taken at bedtime as it requires 6 to 8 hours to show effect.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Take it exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent constipation from happening:
    • Eat more fiber in your diet. Recommended daily intake is 20-35g
    • Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day
    • Exercise regularly at least 3 times per week
    • Do not hold in stool as that can worsen bowel issues
  • Take it atleast 2 hours after taking other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

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Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

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i am suffering from oral thrash . i took 12 tablet of fluconazole in two month . candida paint fo r 10 dys . after some time i got relief but now the sitautaion is same . should i go for dr. of gastro for my problem. i was suffering from haevy bleeding and took tranxa tablet for 3 days whenever i need. i dont know where i will go for my treatment.
Dr. Rohan Bhatt
Dental Surgery
Visit to dentist for examinationAvoid hot food and constipation
dear sir/madam, we are suffering from constipation since last week please suggest some medicines to get rid of this problem .
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Take high fiber diet [fruits and vegetables] with plenty of oral fluids [3L/day].Cremadiet powder 1 tsf at night in a glass of water x 7 days.
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FAQs

Sodium Picosulfate

Q. What is Sodium Picosulfate?

Sodium Picosulfate belongs to a class of medicines called laxatives. It is used to provide relief from constipation (a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces).

Q. What is Sodium Picosulfate used for?

Sodium Picosulfate is a laxative which is used to relieve constipation. Constipation is usually associated with hardened feces where there is difficulty in emptying the bowels. Sodium Picosulfate works by stimulating the muscles in your colon to remove waste products from your body and also helps in softening of stools. It provides short-term relief from constipation caused due to any cause. Please consult your doctor for the right use and dose of Sodium Picosulfate.

Q. Is Sodium Picosulfate safe?

Sodium Picosulfate is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Is Sodium Picosulfate a sulfa drug?

No, Sodium Picosulfate is not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and the working of the medicine are different from sulfa drugs.

Q. What does Sodium Picosulfate do?

Sodium Picosulfate provides relief from constipation (inability to pass stools and hardened stools) by increasing the movement of the bowel (gut or large intestine) to move stools out of the body by stimulating the muscles of the colon and softening the stools. This brings an overnight relief from constipation.

Q. Does Sodium Picosulfate work?

Yes, Sodium Picosulfate is an effective laxative that provides relief from constipation by increasing the movement of the bowel (gut or large intestine).

Q. How fast does Sodium Picosulfate work?

Sodium Picosulfate provides overnight relief from constipation and helps the body return to its natural cycle.

Q. Is Sodium Picosulfate effective in relieving constipation?

Sodium Picosulfate is effective in relieving constipation if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Sodium Picosulfate too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Liquid Paraffin

Q. Is Liquid Paraffin good for dry skin?

Yes, Liquid Paraffin helps to moisturize dry skin.
Milk of Magnesia

Q. Is it safe to take Milk of Magnesia daily?

Milk of Magnesia should be taken only as advised by the doctor. Milk of Magnesia is safe to use for minor or occasional cases of constipation. It is not for long-term use. Using it regularly may cause the body to become dependent on it, making it difficult for a person to pass stools without using Milk of Magnesia.

Q. Will Milk of Magnesia cleanse your colon?

Milk of Magnesia rapidly cleanse the bowel by causing a watery diarrhea. It works by pulling more water into the intestines, which is called osmosis. When there is more water in the intestines, the stool becomes softer or even watery and is easier to pass.

Q. How long does it take for Milk of Magnesia to start working?

Milk of Magnesia usually starts working within 30 minutes to 3 hours. It works by increasing the fluid in the small intestine, thus making stools softer and easier to pass. As a result, a bowel movement is stimulated by causing a watery diarrhea.

Q. Is Milk of Magnesia safe for adults and toddlers?

Milk of Magnesia is safe for adults and toddlers if used as recommended. However, its safety is not evaluated in children below 3 years. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Milk of Magnesia habit-forming?

Milk of Magnesia should be used in the prescribed dose. It is usually recommended to be used in cases of occasional constipation and not for long term use. Using it regularly may cause the body to become dependent on it, making it difficult for a person to pass stools without using Milk of Magnesia.

Q. What are the side effects of Milk of Magnesia?

Milk of Magnesia may cause nausea, flatulence (gas), bloating, dehydration or temporary weight loss due to diarrhea, as the most common side effects of this medicine. However, these are usually not bothersome, but if they do not resolve, please consult your doctor.

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