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Laxido Orange Powder Sachets Sugar Free

20, 30

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Laxido Orange Sachets are used to treat constipation and faecal impaction (build-up of faeces caused by long-term constipation).

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Description

Laxido Orange Sachets are used to treat constipation and faecal impaction (build-up of faeces caused by long-term constipation). It contains the active ingredient Macrogol 3350 which is a laxative treatment that softens faeces, making it easier to pass and relieving symptoms of constipation. It is also formulated with electrolytes to help maintain your body’s normal levels of sodium, potassium and water whilst your constipation is being treated.

What causes constipation?

Constipation is a common problem and affects people of all ages. It can usually be treated at home and isn’t often a serious issue. Symptoms of being constipated include:

  • Not passing a stool (poo) at least 3 times in a week
  • Stools are often difficult to push out and larger than usual
  • Stools are often dry, hard or lumpy
  • Stomach ache or feeling sick

Constipation has many possible causes and sometimes there is no obvious reason, but the most common causes include:

  • Not eating enough fibre- such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not moving enough and spending long periods sitting or lying in bed
  • Being less active and not exercising
  • Often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
  • Changing your diet or daily routine
  • A side effect of a medicine
  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Common during pregnancy and for 6 weeks after giving birth
  • Caused by a medical condition (rare cases)

Faecal Impaction

Long-term constipation can lead to a condition called faecal impaction, which is where faeces (poo) has built up in your rectum. The main symptom of this is diarrhoea after a long bout of constipation.

How does Laxido work?

Laxido contains the active ingredient Macrogol 3350 which softens hard faeces by absorbing water into the stool, making them easier to pass and giving you relief from constipation. It can also be used before a colonoscopy (a test to check inside your bowels) to empty your bowels before the test. This medicine is in the form of a powder that is dissolved in water before taking orally (by mouth) for easy and convenient administration. This medicine also contains the electrolytes, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate and potassium chloride to maintain your normal levels of sodium, potassium and water whilst you are treating your symptoms of constipation.

How long does it take for Laxido Orange to work?

Laxido can take between 1 and 2 days to work as this is how long it takes the active ingredient, Macrogol 3350, to soften your faeces to allow it to be passed more easily.

Additional information

Pack Size

20, 30

Uses / Instructions

  • Constipation – 1 sachet taken 1-3 times a day
  • Faecal Impaction – Eight sachets daily. All eight sachets must be taken within 6 hours. If you have a heart condition, do not take more than two sachets (in 250ml of water) in any one hour.

Duration of treatment

  • Constipation – The course of treatment for constipation, doesn’t 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 the dose to one sachet taken one or two times daily
  • Faecal Impaction – The course of treatment for faecal impaction does not normally last longer than 3 days

Warnings

  • Seek advice from your doctor or our pharmacist before taking Laxido Orange for faecal impaction as it should be confirmed that you have this condition before taking this medicine.
  • Ensure you continue to drink plenty of fluids whilst taking this product, so you do not become dehydrated.
  • The fluid content of this product should NOT replace your regular intake of liquid.
  • Do NOT take Laxido Orange if you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you have:
    • A perforation in the wall of your intestine
    • A blockage in your intestine
    • Paralysis of the intestine (for example, your intestines may stop working due to intestinal surgery or severe infection)
    • Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
  • This product contains 26mg of potassium per sachet, which 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. This medicine contains 187mg of sodium in each sachet which is equivalent to around 9% of the recommended maximum daily intake of sodium for an adult.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Laxido can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Laxido Orange and seek advice from your doctor immediately:

  • Signs of a serious allergic reaction, such as difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
  • Signs of an allergy such as a rash, reddening of the skin, nettle rash, itching or shortness of breath
  • Signs of a change in your body’s fluid or electrolyte levels, such as swelling (mainly in the ankles), feeling fatigued, dehydration or increased thirst with a headache. These symptoms may be a sign that the potassium levels in your blood are higher or lower than normal.

The following side effects are also possible: 

  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling bloated
  • Suffering from wind
  • Indigestion
  • Soreness of the anus (bottom)
  • Mild diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Stomach rumbling

See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

Ingredients

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)).

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