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COSMOCOL LEMON AND LIME FLAVOUR POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance: SODIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

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Powder for oral solution
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This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take
CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour carefully to get the best results from it.
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- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
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14 days.
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1. What CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime
Flavour
3. How to take CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour
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5. How to store CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour
6. Contents of the pack and other information
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CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour is a laxative used for the treatment
of long term (chronic) constipation and faecal impaction (persistent
constipation, where a large volume of stools cause a blockage of the rectum
and / or colon). It is not recommended for children below 12 years of age.
Macrogol 3350 makes your faeces softer and easier to pass, giving you
relief from constipation. The electrolytes (salts) help to maintain your body’s
normal levels of sodium, potassium and water while you are being treated for
constipation.
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- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to macrogol 3350, sodium chloride,
sodium hydrogen carbonate, potassium chloride, or any of the other
ingredients in CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour
- if you have a perforated gut (bowel) wall
- if you have a blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
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Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
If any of these applies to you, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist for
further advice.
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with CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken,
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
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CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour can be taken at any time with or
without food or drink
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If you are pregnant or breast-feeding talk to your doctor before taking
CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour.
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or use machinery.
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CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour contains 0.63 mmol (25 mg) of
potassium per sachet. This should be taken into consideration if you take
more than one sachet daily and you have reduced kidney function, or if you
are on a controlled potassium diet.
CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour contains 8.1 mmol (187 mg) of
sodium per sachet. This should be taken into consideration if you are on a
controlled sodium diet.
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sorbitol (E420). If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal
product.
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The recommended dose for constipation is one sachet taken one to three
times daily.
Duration of treatment
This course of treatment for constipation should not normally last longer than
2 weeks.
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Before you take CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour for faecal
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The recommended dose is 8 sachets daily, all of which should be consumed
within 6 hours.
To prevent further problems from faecal impaction, your doctor may advise
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chronic constipation.
Duration of treatment
The course of treatment for faecal impaction should be stopped when a large
volume of stools is passed and does not normally last longer than 3 days.
How to mix
Open the sachet and pour the contents into a glass. Add about 125 ml or a
quarter pint of water to the glass. Stir well until the powder has dissolved and
then drink it.
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This can cause severe pain and swelling in your abdomen (stomach), or
vomiting (sickness) or diarrhoea. If this happens, contact your doctor or
pharmacist.

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If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember and then
continue on as before. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose.
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14 days.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
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Like all medicines, CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour can cause side
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in breathing.
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such as swelling (mainly in the ankles), feeling weak, increasingly tired or
increased thirst with headache
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- abdominal (stomach) pain
- mild diarrhoea (when starting to take CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime
Flavour, this usually stops if you reduce the number of sachets you take)
- nausea (feeling sick)
- vomiting
- swelling of your abdomen (feeling bloated)
- stomach rumbling
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- soreness of the anus (bottom)
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of this medicine.
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Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton
and sachet. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 °C.
Do not use this medicine if you notice that any of the sachets is damaged.
Reconstituted CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour solution can be
covered and stored in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C), and should be used within
24 hours. After 24 hours, any unused solution should be discarded.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help protect the environment.
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macrogol 3350
sodium chloride
sodium hydrogen carbonate
potassium chloride

13.125 g
0.3507 g
0.1785 g
0.0466 g

The other ingredients are colloidal anhydrous silica, saccharin sodium,
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preparations, maltodextrin, acacia gum, alpha-tocopherol) and lemon lime
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mannitol, gluconolactone, sorbitol (E420), acacia gum, colloidal anhydrous
silica).
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CosmoCol Orange Lemon & Lime Flavour is a white powder.
Each sachet contains 13.8 g of powder and is packed in cartons containing
2, 6, 8, 10, 20, 30, 50, 60 (2x30) and 100 (2x50) sachets.
Not all of these pack sizes are marketed.
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Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Hillington Park Innovation Centre
1 Ainslie Road
Hillington Park
Glasgow
G52 4RU
United Kingdom

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Klocke Pharma-Service GmbH
Strassburger Strasse 77
77767 Appenweier
Germany
Hermes Pharma Ges.m.b.H.
Allgäu 36
9400 Wolfsberg
Austria

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