Movicol Liquid – Orange Flavour For Constipation, 500ml

  • Relieve constipation 
  • Relieve of Long-Term Constipation (faecal impaction).
  • Macrogol can take 1 to 2 days to work
  • Suitable for Adults and Children Over 12 Years

  • Constipation relief
  • Faecal Impaction Relief
  • Suitable for Adults, Elderly and Children over 12 years


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  • Constipation relief
  • Faecal Impaction Relief
  • Suitable for Adults, Elderly and Children over 12 years

Movicol Liquid – Orange Flavour For Constipation, 500ml

Movicol Liquid is a game-changer for those who suffer from chronic constipation. This laxative comes in a delicious orange flavour concentrate, making it easy and pleasurable to take. Movicol Liquid makes having a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time possible. As it can be used long-term, you’ll never have to worry about constipation again! However, Movicol Liquid is not recommended for children below 12 years of age.

Movicol Liquid Orange flavour makes having a comfortable bowel movement even if you have been constipated for a long time possible.

So don’t suffer from chronic constipation any longer – give Movicol Liquid Orange flavour a try today!

How long does Movicol take to work?

Movicol does not work as quickly as stimulant laxatives such as Senna which starts to work within 6-12 hours.

When taking Movicol as directed in the Patient Information Leaflet, most people will start to see an improvement in their constipation within 1-3 days.

Movicol long-term use

For the treatment of constipation, Movicol is usually taken for 2 weeks or until stools are consistently soft and easy to pass. If you continue to be affected by constipation after using Movicol for 14 consecutive days then you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

What is constipation?

Normal and regular bowel movement is important for most people. However, what is “normal and regular” varies from person to person. Some may have a bowel movement every day, others less often. Whatever it is like for you, it is best that your bowel movement has a regular pattern.

  • Constipation is an occasional problem for some people. For others, it may happen more often
  • It happens when the normal muscle actions in the bowel (large intestine) slow down. This can mean that material is not easily eliminated from the body

The cause of constipation is often not known. It can be associated with:

  • Sudden change of diet
  • A diet with not enough fibre
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Loss of ‘tone’ of the bowel muscles in older people
  • Pregnancy
  • Medicines such as morphine or codeine
  • Having to stay in bed for a long time
  • Lack of exercise

What is Faecal Compaction?

Fecal impaction is a condition where there’s an accumulation of dry, hard stool in the rectum. It can be caused by being constipated for too long and this leads to it becoming stuck within you as well!

Symptoms of constipation

Being constipated can mean you’re not feeling quite like yourself, it can have a number of symptoms from stomach ache, feeling bloated, feeling sick or even losing your appetite.

Whatever the cause, constipation can be uncomfortable. It may make you feel bloated and heavy or generally “off colour”. Sometimes it causes headaches.

It is recommended to use changes in diet and bulk-forming medicines to control constipation before using this medicine.

These healthy tips are recommended to try to prevent constipation happening:

  • Eat a balanced diet including fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Drink enough water so that you do not become dehydrated
  • Keep up your exercise and stay fit
  • Make time to empty your bowels when your body tells you

Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Movicol Liquid?

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, suspect you are pregnant or breast-feeding

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What is the price of Movicol Liquid?

The price of  Movicol Liquid is £7.90

Where can you buy Movicol Liquid?

You can buy Movicol Liquid at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.

Can you buy Movicol Liquid Over the counter?

This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Movicol Liquid but you might be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket.

Patient information leaflet

Learn more about constipation

Dock Pharmacy

128 Dock Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7BJ

Tel: 01375846316




Movicol For Constipation

Movicol is a powder for oral solution that helps with constipation in adults, adolescents and elderly. It is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Movicol comes in different formats and flavours, please consult your pharmacist or doctor to see which is right for you.

If you have been constipated for a long time, or have faecal impaction, Movicol can help you have a comfortable bowel movement. Movicol works by softening the stool and increasing the number of bowel movements. It also reduces the amount of time needed to have a bowel movement.

Movicol is easy to use: just mix the powder with water and drink it.

Movicol not only helps you have a comfortable bowel movement, but it also works on very bad constipation, called faecal impaction. So whatever your level of constipation, Movicol can help.

Don’t suffer from constipation any longer. Pick up some Movicol today and get relief tomorrow!

How To Use

How To take Movicol Liquid

This medicine can be taken at any time with or without food.

This product must be diluted before use.

A dose of Movicol Liquid Orange flavour is 25 ml liquid diluted in 100 ml of water. Take this 1–3 times a day according to the severity of your constipation.

How to mix:

Open the bottle and measure 25 ml or five 5 ml teaspoonfuls. Pour the liquid into a glass and then add 100ml (about half a glassful) of water. Stir well until all the liquid has been evenly mixed and the diluted Movicol Liquid Orange flavour solution is clear, then drink it. Please rinse the dosing cup after use and replace on the bottle.

Duration of treatment:

Treatment with Movicol Liquid Orange flavour usually lasts for about 2 weeks. If you need to take Movicol Liquid Orange flavour 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 Liquid Orange flavour for longer than 2 weeks.

Usually for long term treatment the dose can be lowered to either 1 or 2 doses a day.

If you take more Movicol Liquid Orange flavour than you should

You may develop excessive diarrhoea, which can lead to dehydration. If this occurs, stop taking Movicol Liquid Orange flavour and drink plenty of fluids. If you are worried contact your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to take Movicol Liquid Orange flavour

Take the dose as soon as you remember to take it.

Product Details

Movicol Liquid Product Information

Do not take Movicol Liquid Orange flavour 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 Liquid Orange flavour (listed in section 6).

Warnings and precautions

When taking Movicol Liquid Orange flavour you should continue to take plenty of fluids. The fluid content of Movicol should not replace your regular liquid intake.

Other medicines and Movicol Liquid Orange flavour

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Some medicines, e.g. anti-epileptics (medicines for epilepsy), may not work as effectively during use with Movicol Liquid Orange flavour.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Movicol Liquid Orange flavour 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 Liquid Orange flavour.

Driving and using machines

Movicol Liquid Orange flavour does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

Movicol Liquid Orange flavour contains ethyl parahydroxybenzoate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, ethanol, benzyl alcohol and sodium.

This medicinal product contains ethyl and methyl parahydroxybenzoate which may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed.

It also contains

  • small amounts of ethanol (alcohol), less than 100 mg per 25 ml dose.
  • 45.6 mg of benzyl alcohol in each diluted dose of 125 ml.

Benzyl alcohol may cause allergic reactions.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you have a liver or kidney disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because large amounts of benzyl alcohol can build-up in your body and may cause side effects (called “metabolic acidosis”).

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need 3 doses daily for a prolonged period, especially if you have been advised to follow a low salt (sodium) diet.

Movicol Liquid Orange flavour contains 186.87 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) per 25ml dose. This is equivalent to 9.3% of the recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

Side Effects

Movicol Liquid Side Effects

 Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you have a serious allergic reaction which causes difficulty in breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, tell your doctor immediately and stop taking Movicol Liquid Orange flavour.

Other allergic reactions may occur which may cause a skin rash,itching, reddening of the skin or a nettle rash, swollen hands, feet or ankles and headache.

Other side effects may also include indigestion, stomach ache and rumbles and high and low levels of potassium in the blood. You may also feel bloated, suffer from wind, feel sick or vomit, may also experience soreness of the anus (bottom) and may have mild diahorrea when starting to take Movicol Liquid Orange flavour which generally gets better if you reduce the amount of Movicol Liquid Orange flavour 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: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.


Movicol Liquid Ingredients

What Movicol Liquid Orange flavour contains

Each 25 ml of Movicol Liquid Orange flavour contains the following:

Macrogol 3350 13.125 g

Sodium Chloride 0.3507 g

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate 0.1785 g

Potassium Chloride 0.0466 g

Movicol Liquid Orange flavour also contains purified water, orange flavour, and acesulfame potassium (E950) and sucralose (E955) as sweeteners.

It also contains a preservative which contains benzyl alcohol (E1519), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214). See section 2 “Movicol Liquid Orange flavour contains ethyl parahydroxybenzoate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, ethanol, benzyl alcohol and sodium”.

Orange flavour contains the following ingredients: flavouring substances, flavouring preparations and ethanol (alcohol).

When each 25 ml is made into a drink with 100 millilitres of water, it gives the equivalent of:

Sodium 65 millimoles/litre

Chloride 53 millimoles/litre

Potassium 5.4 millimoles/litre

Hydrogen Carbonate 17 millimoles/litre

How to Store

How to Store Movicol Liquid

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use Movicol Liquid Orange flavour after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Discard any remaining product 30 days after first opening the bottle.

Once you have diluted Movicol Liquid Orange flavour in water, if you cannot drink it straight away keep it covered. Throw away any solution not used within a 24 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.

Patient Information leaflet

Click here for Movicol Liquid Patient Information leaflet

Please read before using the product

Delivery Options

Delivery options

All deliveries are subject to the availability of the product and product sale conditions been met.

Order & Collect
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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

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