Movitol Oral Liquid


Overview

Uses of Liquid Paraffin

Liquid Paraffin is used in the treatment of dry Skin. It relieves dry skin conditions such as eczema, ichthyosis and pruritus of the elderly.

Uses of Milk of Magnesia

Milk of Magnesia is used in constipation.

Uses of Sodium Picosulfate

Sodium Picosulfate is used in the treatment of constipation.

Liquid Paraffin side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

Milk of Magnesia side effects

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramp

Sodium Picosulfate side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headache

How to use Liquid Paraffin

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 to use Milk of Magnesia

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 to use Sodium Picosulfate

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 Liquid Paraffin works

Liquid Paraffin 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

Milk of Magnesia works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

How Sodium Picosulfate works

Sodium Picosulfate is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

Movitol Oral Liquid related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Movitol Oral Liquid during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
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
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
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

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Expert Advice

Related to Milk of Magnesia

  • 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
  • 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 impact.
  • It is usually taken once a day as needed for up to 2 weeks. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than your doctor tells you to.
  • 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.

Related to Sodium Picosulfate

  • Together with Sodium Picosulfate, 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.

FAQs

Related to Liquid Paraffin

Q. Is Liquid Paraffin good for dry skin?

Yes, Liquid Paraffin helps to moisturize dry skin.
Related to Sodium Picosulfate

Q. What is Sodium Picosulfate?

Sodium Picosulfate belongs to a class of drugs called laxatives. It is used to provide relief from constipation (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 (condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces). Sodium Picosulfate works by stimulating the muscles in your bowel to remove waste products from your body and also helps in softening of stools. It helps in the short term relief of constipation due to any cause. Please consult your doctor for the right use and dose of Sodium Picosulfate.

Q. Is Sodium Picosulfate safe?

Yes. Sodium Picosulfate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Sodium Picosulfate a sulfa drug?

Sodium Picosulfate is not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Sodium Picosulfate 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 bowel 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 body return to its natural cycle.

Q. Is Sodium Picosulfate effective in relieving constipation?

Yes. Sodium Picosulfate is effective to relieve constipation if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 4th Dec 2018.
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