Molaxole powder is an osmotic laxative that contains macrogol 3350 and electrolytes.
It is an effective treatment for chronic constipation.
Molaxole is used for the occasional treatment of constipation; this includes people who have been constipated for a long time. Molaxole can also be used in the treatment of severe constipation (so-called faecaloma).
Macrogol 3350 binds water and increases the volume of stools, normalising bowel movements. The effect is a regular need to empty your bowel, avoiding both explosive movements or having to sit on the toilet for long periods of time.
The salt content of Molaxole helps the body maintain its normal salt and fluid balance.
Each sachet contains following active substances
Macrogol 3350 13.125 g
Sodium chloride 350.7 mg
Potassium chloride 46.6 mg
Sodium hydrogen carbonate 178.5 mg
The content of electrolyte ions per sachet when made up to 125 ml of solution.
Sodium 65 mmol/l
Potassium 5.4 mmol/l
Chloride 53 mmol/l
Hydrogen carbonate 17 mmol/l
Dosage and Administration:
Chronic constipation :
Adults: 1-3 sachets daily in divided doses. Normal dose for most patients is 1-2 sachets per day.
Depending on the individual response 3 sachets per day might be needed. .
A course of treatment for constipation does not normally exceed two weeks, although this can be repeated if required.
Children: Not recommended for children below 12 years old.
Adults: 8 sachets daily, all of which should be consumed within a 6 hour period.
A course of treatment for faecal impaction does not normally exceed 3 days.
Administration: Each sachet should be dissolved in 125 ml water. For use in faecal impaction 8 sachets may be dissolved in 1 litre of water.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.