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MOVICOL CHOCOLATE 13.9G SACHET POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): MACROGOL 3350 / POTASSIUM CHLORIDE / SODIUM CHLORIDE / SODIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE

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Package leaflet: Information for the patient

MOVICOL CHOCOLATE
®

13.9g sachet, powder for oral solution

Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as
described in this leaflet or as your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse has told you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not
feel better or if you feel worse.

If you need the information on this
leaflet to be supplied in an alternative
format, such as large print, please ring
from the UK: 0800 198 5000.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Movicol Chocolate is and what it is
used for
2. What you need to know before you take
Movicol Chocolate
3. How to take Movicol Chocolate
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Movicol Chocolate
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Movicol Chocolate is and what it
is used for
The name of this product is Movicol Chocolate
13.9g sachet, powder for oral solution. It is
a laxative for the treatment of constipation in
adults, adolescents and elderly. It is not
recommended for children below 12 years
of age.
Movicol Chocolate helps you to have
a comfortable bowel movement even if you
have been constipated for a long time.
Movicol Chocolate also works in very bad
constipation known as faecal impaction.
2. What you need to know before you
take Movicol Chocolate
Do not take Movicol Chocolate if your doctor
has told you that you have:
- a blockage in your intestine (gut
obstruction, ileus)
- a perforated gut wall
- severe inflammatory bowel disease like
ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or
toxic megacolon
- an allergy to the active substances or any of
the other ingredients of Movicol Chocolate
(listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
When taking Movicol Chocolate you should
continue to take plenty of fluids. The fluid
content of Movicol should not replace your
regular liquid intake.
Heart conditions
Follow the special instructions in section 3 if
you are taking Movicol Chocolate for faecal
impaction.
Other medicines and Movicol Chocolate
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicines. Some medicines
e.g. anti-epileptics may not work as effectively
during use with Movicol Chocolate.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Movicol Chocolate can be taken during

pregnancy and whilst breast feeding. If you
are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or
breast feeding, ask your pharmacist or doctor
for advice before taking Movicol Chocolate.
Driving and using machines
Movicol Chocolate does not affect your ability
to drive or use machines.
3. How to take Movicol
Chocolate
This medicine can be taken
any time with or without
food.
Dissolve the content of
each sachet in 125ml (1/4
pint) of water and drink.
Constipation:
A dose of Movicol Chocolate is 1 sachet
dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water.
Take this 1-3 times a day according to the
severity of your constipation.
Faecal impaction:
Before you take Movicol Chocolate for faecal
impaction, it should be confirmed that you
have this condition. A dose of 8 sachets a day
of Movicol Chocolate is needed for the
treatment of faecal impaction. Each sachet
dissolved in 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water. The
8 sachets should be taken within 6 hours for
up to 3 days if required. If you have a heart
condition, do not take more than 2 sachets
in any one hour.
How to mix:
Open the sachet and pour the contents into
a glass. Add about 125ml or 1/4 pint of water
to the glass. Stir well until all the powder has
dissolved and the Movicol Chocolate solution
is clear or slightly hazy, then drink it. If you are
taking Movicol Chocolate for faecal impaction
it may be easier to dissolve 8 sachets in 1 litre
of water.
Duration of treatment
Constipation:
Treatment with Movicol Chocolate usually lasts
for about 2 weeks. If you need to take Movicol
Chocolate for longer, please see your doctor.
If your constipation is caused by an illness such
as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis (MS),
or if you take medicines that cause
constipation your doctor may recommend that
you take Movicol Chocolate for longer than
2 weeks. If you need to take Movicol Chocolate
for longer, please see your doctor.
Usually for long term treatment the dose can
be lowered to either 1 or 2 sachets a day.
Faecal impaction:
Treatment with Movicol Chocolate can be for
up to 3 days.
If you take more Movicol Chocolate than you
should
You may develop excessive diarrhoea, which
can lead to dehydration. If this occurs, stop
taking Movicol Chocolate and drink plenty of
fluids. If you are worried contact your doctor
or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Movicol Chocolate
Take the dose as soon as you remember to
take it.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor immediately and stop taking
Movicol Chocolate if you:
• Get a serious allergic reaction which causes
difficulty in breathing or dizziness or swelling
of the face, lips and tongue or throat.
Other side effects include:
Allergic reactions which may cause a skin rash,
itching, reddening of the skin or a nettle rash,
swollen hands, feet or ankles, headaches and

high or low levels of potassium in the blood.
Sometimes you may have indigestion, stomach
ache or rumbles. You may also feel bloated,
suffer from wind, feel sick or vomit, may
experience soreness of the anus (bottom) and
you may have mild diarrhoea when starting to
take Movicol Chocolate. These side effects
generally get better if you reduce the amount
of Movicol Chocolate you take.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects,
talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via Yellow Card
Scheme Website: 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 Movicol Chocolate
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
of children.
Do not use Movicol Chocolate after the expiry
date which is stated on the sachet and carton.
Do not store above 25°C.
Once you have made up Movicol Chocolate in
water, if you cannot drink it straight away keep
it covered and in the fridge (2 – 8°C). Throw away
any solution not used within a 6 hour period.
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.

This medicinal product is authorised in the
Member States of the EEA under the following
names:
MOVICOL® Schoko
Austria
Belgium
MOVICOL® Chocoladesmaak/

MOVICOL® Goût chocolat/

MOVICOL® Schokoladengeschmack
Denmark
MOVICOL® Chocolade
Finland
MOVICOL® Chocolate
France
MOVICOL® Chocolat
Ireland
MOVICOL® Chocolate
Luxembourg MOVICOL® Goût Chocolat
Netherlands MOVICOLON® Chocolate
MOVICOL® med sjokoladesmak
Norway
Sweden
MOVICOL® Choklad
Switzerland MOVICOL® Chocolat
UK
MOVICOL® Chocolate
This leaflet was last revised in 10/2015

MOVICOL, NORGINE and the sail logo are
registered trademarks of the Norgine group of
companies.

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6. Contents of the pack and other
information
What Movicol Chocolate contains
Each 13.9g sachet of Movicol Chocolate
contains the following:
Macrogol 3350
13.125 g
Sodium Chloride
0.3507 g
Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate
0.1785 g
Potassium Chloride
0.0317 g
Movicol Chocolate also contains chocolate
flavour, and acesulfame potassium as a
sweetener.
Chocolate flavour contains the following
ingredients:
maltodextrin (potato); gum arabic/acacia gum
E414, vegetable oils and fats (palm/coconut oil),
propylene glycol E1520 and ethyl alcohol.
When it is made into a drink with 125 millilitres
of water each sachet gives the equivalent of:
Sodium
65 millimoles/litre
Chloride
51 millimoles/litre
Potassium
5.4 millimoles/litre
Hydrogen Carbonate 17 millimoles/litre
What Movicol Chocolate looks like and the
contents of the pack
Movicol Chocolate is a white to light brown
powder.
Movicol Chocolate is available in boxes of 20
or 30 sachets.
Marketing authorisation holder:
Norgine Limited, Moorhall Road, Harefield,
Middlesex, UB9 6NS, UK.
Manufacturer:
Norgine Ltd, New Road, Hengoed,
Mid Glamorgan, CF82 8SJ, U.K.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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