What is Laxido Orange Powder?
Laxido orange powder is an orange-flavoured laxative for use in the treatment of constipation, and is especially effective if you have been constipated for a long time. It may also be used to clear fecal impaction, which may occur if you have been constipated for a long time. The active ingredient is Macrogol which is a bulk-forming laxative, this makes the faeces softer and easier to pass, giving you gentle relief. The electrolytes help to maintain the body’s normal sodium, potassium and water levels whilst treating constipation.
How do I take Laxido Orange Powder?
Empty the sachet of powder into a glass of water, stir and drink.
For constipation, the usual dose is one sachet taken one to three times daily. A course of treatment should last no longer than 2 weeks unless you have other conditions or are taking medication that causes constipation.
For faecal impaction, the usual dose 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. A course of treatment should last no longer than three days.
Who is Laxido Orange Powder suitable for?
It’s suitable for the treatment of constipation and faecal impaction in adults, children (aged 12 years and above) and the elderly.
- Macrogol 3350
- Sodium chloride
- Sodium hydrogen carbonate
- Potassium chloride
- Acesulfame potassium
- Orange flavour (containing maltodextrin and propylene glycol)
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.