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Package Leaflet (MAH)

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
Powder for oral solution
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Macrogol
Compound Oral Powder carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 14 days.
- If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist . This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1.
What Macrogol Compound Oral Powder is and what it is used for
2.
What you need to know before you take Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
3.
How to take Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
6.
Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Macrogol Compound Oral Powder is and what it is used for
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder is a laxative used for the treatment of long time
constipation. 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.

2.What you need to know before you take Macrogol Compound Oral
Powder
Do not take Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to macrogol 3350, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen
carbonate, potassium chloride, or any of the other ingredients in Macrogol Compound Oral
Powder
- if you have a perforated gut (bowel) wall
- if you have a blockage in your intestine (gut obstruction, ileus)
- if you have severe inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis, 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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Other medicines and Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
Some medicines, e.g. anti-epileptics, may not work as effectively during use with Macrogol
Compound Oral Powder.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder with food and drink
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder can be taken at any time with or without food or drink
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding talk to your doctor before taking Macrogol Compound
Oral Powder.
Driving and using machines
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder has no effect on the ability to drive or use machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Macrogol Compound Oral
Powder
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder 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.
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder 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 lemon lime flavour in Macrogol Compound Oral Powder contains 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.

3. How to take Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
Adults, children (aged 12 years and above) and the elderly:
The recommended dose for constipation is one sachet taken one to three times daily.
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.
Duration of treatment
This course of treatment for constipation should not normally last longer than 2 weeks.
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If you take more Macrogol Compound Oral Powder than you should
This can cause severe pain and swelling in your abdomen (stomach), or vomiting (sickness) or
diarrhoea. If this happens, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
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.
If you stop taking Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
To get the most benefit from Macrogol Compound Oral Powder, always finish the course of
treatment according to the directions in this package leaflet. This will make sure that your
constipation is cleared, otherwise the symptoms you are suffering from may persist.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 14 days.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Macrogol Compound Oral Powder can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Macrogol Compound Oral
Powder and see your doctor immediately:
- signs of an allergy, such as a rash, itching, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing.
- signs of a change in your body’s fluid or electrolyte levels (salts levels), such as swelling
(mainly in the ankles), feeling weak, increasingly tired or increased thirst with headache
The following side effects are also possible:
- abdominal (stomach) pain
- mild diarrhoea (when starting to take Macrogol Compound Oral Powder, this usually stops
if you reduce the number of sachets you take)
- nausea (feeling sick)
- vomiting
- swelling of your abdomen (feeling bloated)
- stomach rumbling
- flatulence (wind)
- soreness of the anus (bottom)
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
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side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this
medicine.

5. How to store Macrogol Compound Oral Powder
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 Macrogol Compound Oral Powder 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.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
The active substances are:
Each sachet contains:
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, orange flavour
(Orange flavour contains: flavouring substances and flavouring preparations, maltodextrin,
acacia gum, alpha-tocopherol) and lemon lime flavour (Lemon lime flavour contains:
flavouring preparations, maltodextrin, mannitol, gluconolactone, sorbitol (E420), acacia gum,
colloidal anhydrous silica).

What Macrogol Compound Oral Powder looks like and contents of the pack
Macrogol Compound Oral Powder is a white powder.

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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.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Neopharma Limited
57 High Street
Odiham
Hampshire
RG29 1LF

This leaflet was last approved in April 2014

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Manufacturer
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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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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