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Movitol Oral Liquid


Overview

Introduction

Movitol Oral Liquid is a combination of three stool-softening medicines and is effective in treating constipation. This prescription medicine helps in the easy passage of stools, thus relieves constipation.

Movitol Oral Liquid is to be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. For better absorption of the medicine take it with or after a meal. A high dose or overdose may have harmful effects on the body.

This medication is generally well tolerated with very minimal side effects. Before taking the medicine always consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are suffering from any severe stomach, liver, kidney disease, or any known disease. You must stop this medication and consult your doctor in case you encounter any allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling, and itching.

Uses of Movitol Oral Liquid

Movitol Oral Liquid side effects

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Movitol Oral Liquid

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use.

How Movitol Oral Liquid works

Movitol Oral Liquid is a combination of three laxatives: Sodium picosulfate, liquid paraffin and milk of magnesia, which relieves constipation. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases peristalsis (the wave-like movement of the intestines) to push the stools forward. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant laxative which helps retain water and fat in the stools, while milk of magnesia is an osmotic laxative which works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft. Together, they make stools easier to pass.

Movitol Oral Liquid related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Movitol Oral Liquid. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Movitol Oral Liquid during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Movitol Oral Liquid during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Movitol Oral Liquid 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 Liquid is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Movitol Oral Liquid may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Movitol Oral Liquid is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Movitol Oral Liquid may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Movitol Oral Liquid for the treatment of constipation.
  • 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
  • Do not take the medicine immediately before sleeping.
  • Avoid taking it for longer durations. If symptoms persist, if you need to use it every day, or if you have continuous abdominal pain, you should consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Movitol

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Could you please suggest some remedy for frequent constipation
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/healthviva-aloe-vera-juice-liquid-otc328090Take this juice 10-15ml added same quantity of water before breakfast
Constipation problem for two years
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take more of liquid in your diet, triphala churan 1 spoon , and 20 ml of abhyarishtam with water after meal at night time. Daily do kapal bhatti pranayam
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Movitol?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Movitol?

Movitol is a combination of three laxatives: Sodium picosulfate, liquid paraffin, and milk of magnesia. Together they help relieve constipation by softening the stools and increasing the movement of the intestine. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases the movement of the intestines to push the stools forward. Liquid paraffin is a lubricant laxative which helps the stools to retain water. Milk of magnesia is an osmotic laxative and it works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft.

Q. Can the use of Movitol cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Movitol can cause diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

Q. How long should laxatives be used for?

Ideally, laxatives should only be used occasionally and for short periods of time. Do not get into the habit of taking laxatives every day to keep the bowels regular and to ease your constipation. It may be harmful.

Q. Can any type of laxative be used for Crohn's disease?

No, some laxatives may not be safe to use if you are suffering from Crohn’s disease. Please consult your doctor before taking any laxatives if you have certain conditions like Crohn's disease and Ulcerative disease.

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References
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