COSMOCOL PLAIN POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION
Active substance(s): MACROGOL 3350 / POTASSIUM CHLORIDE / SODIUM CHLORIDE / SODIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE
Powder for oral solution
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take
CosmoCol Plain carefully to get the best results from it.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
1. What CosmoCol Plain is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take CosmoCol Plain
3. How to take CosmoCol Plain
5. How to store CosmoCol Plain
6. Contents of the pack and other information
CosmoCol Plain 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.
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to macrogol 3350, sodium chloride,
sodium hydrogen carbonate, potassium chloride, or any of the other
ingredients in CosmoCol Plain
- if you have a perforated gut (bowel) wall
- if you have a blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
If any of these applies to you, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist for
with CosmoCol Plain powder for oral solution.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken,
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
CosmoCol Plain can be taken at any time with or without food or drink
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding talk to your doctor before taking
CosmoCol Plain 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 Plain contains 8.1 mmol (187 mg) of sodium per sachet. This
should be taken into consideration if you are on a controlled sodium diet.
The recommended dose for constipation is one sachet taken one to three
Duration of treatment
This course of treatment for constipation should not normally last longer than
Before you take CosmoCol Plain for faecal impaction, your doctor must check
daily, all of which should be consumed within 6 hours.
To prevent further problems from faecal impaction, your doctor may advise
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.
This can cause severe pain and swelling in your abdomen (stomach), or
vomiting (sickness) or diarrhoea. If this happens, contact your doctor or
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
sure that your constipation is cleared, otherwise the symptoms you are
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or
everybody gets them.
such as swelling (mainly in the ankles), feeling weak, increasingly tired or
increased thirst with headache
- abdominal (stomach) pain
- mild diarrhoea (when starting to take CosmoCol Plain, this usually stops if
you reduce the number of sachets you take)
- nausea (feeling sick)
- swelling of your abdomen (feeling bloated)
- stomach rumbling
- soreness of the anus (bottom)
of this medicine.
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 Plain 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.
sodium hydrogen carbonate
The other ingredients are colloidal anhydrous silica.
CosmoCol Plain is a white powder.
Each sachet contains 13.8 g of powder and is packed in cartons containing
20, 30, 50, 60 (2x30) and 100 (2x50) sachets.
Not all of these pack sizes are marketed.
Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Hillington Park Innovation Centre
1 Ainslie Road
Klocke Pharma-Service GmbH
Strassburger Strasse 77
Hermes Pharma Ges.m.b.H.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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