Laxido Orange Sugar-Free Sachets
£4.70 – £6.70
Laxido Orange 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
What Laxido Orange is and what it is used for
Laxido Orange contains macrogol and the electrolytes sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate and potassium chloride. Macrogol 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 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.
What you need to know before you take Laxido Orange
Do not take Laxido Orange:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to macrogol 3350, sodium chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate, potassium chloride, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- if you have a perforation in the wall of your intestine
- if you have a blockage in your intestine
- if you have paralysis of the intestine (for example, your intestines may stop working due to intestinal surgery or severe infection)
- if you have ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or toxic megacolon
- If any of these applies to you, please talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse for further advice.
How to take Laxido Orange
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.
Constipation The usual dose for constipation is one sachet taken one to three times daily
Faecal impaction 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 Constipation 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. Faecal impaction The course of treatment for faecal impaction does not normally last longer than 3 days.
Always read the patient information leaflet before use
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))
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Laxido Orange and see your
– signs of a serious allergic reaction, such as difficulty in breathing, or 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
– 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 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
– soreness of the anus (bottom)
– mild diarrhoea
– swelling of your abdomen
– stomach rumbling