What are Laxido Orange Powder Sugar Free sachets?
Laxido Orange contains macrogol 3350 and the electrolytes sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate and potassium chloride. Macrogol 3350 is a laxative used for the treatment of constipation, especially if you have been constipated for a long time. It is also used to treat a build-up of hard faeces in your bowel which may be a result of long-term constipation (this is known as faecal impaction).
Macrogol 3350 makes your faeces softer and easier to pass, giving you relief from constipation. The electrolytes help to maintain your body’s normal levels of sodium, potassium and water while you are being treated for constipation.
How to use Laxido Orange Powder Sugar Free sachets
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse have told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure. Laxido Orange should be taken orally.
Laxido Orange is a laxative for the treatment of constipation and faecal impaction in adults, children (aged 12 years and above) and the elderly.
The usual dose for constipation is one sachet taken one to three times daily.
The usual dose for faecal impaction is eight sachets daily. All eight sachets must be taken within a six hour period. If you have a heart condition, do not take more than two sachets (in 250ml of water) in any one hour.
How to mix:
Laxido Orange should be made up by dissolving the contents of one sachet in a glass of water (125ml or a quarter pint). Stir well until all the powder has dissolved. If you are being treated for faecal impaction, you can dissolve the contents of all eight sachets together in a large container (in one litre of water).
Duration of treatment for Laxido Orange Powder Sugar Free
The course of treatment for constipation does not normally last longer than 2 weeks. Your treatment may last for longer than two weeks if you have ongoing constipation, or a disease that causes constipation (such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis), or if you are taking other regular medicines that can cause constipation. In these cases, your doctor may reduce your dose to one sachet taken one or two times daily.
The course of treatment for faecal impaction does not normally last longer than 3 days
– This medication should NOT be taken for more than 5 days without medical supervision.
– This medication is for short term use only.
– This medication does NOT help with weight loss.
What do Laxido Orange Powder Sugar Free sachets contain
The active substances are macrogol 3350 (13.125g), sodium chloride (350.7mg), sodium hydrogen carbonate (178.5mg) and potassium chloride (46.6mg). The other ingredients are acesulfame potassium (E950) and orange flavour (containing maltodextrin and propylene glycol (E1520).