Medication Information Leaflet

​What is this medication for?

  • Macrogols are used to treat constipation.
  • This medication may take one to two days to work.

How should I take/use this medication?

  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • You may take this medication with or without food.
  • Each sachet should be dissolved in a full glass of water.

What should I do if I forget to take/use this medication?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. 

What precautions should I take?

Inform your healthcare professional if: 
  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding 
  • You have kidney problems
  • You are taking any other medicines, including supplements, traditional medicines and herbal remedies.
  • If you have any persistent abdominal pain and/or cramps, vomiting, complete inability to pass stool/gas or fever, or should any of these symptoms develop during treatment.
  • You have a history of inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease).
  • You have fructose intolerance. This medicine contains sorbitol.

What are some side-effects that I need to seek medical advice immediately?

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medicine and see your healthcare professional immediately.

What are some other side-effects of this medication?

  • If you develop diarrhoea while taking this medicine, temporarily stop treatment and consult your health care professional. Symptoms should resolve one to two days after stopping this medicine.
Other side effects of this medicine include bloating, abdominal pain and nausea and vomiting.

What food or medication should I avoid when I take this medication?

Leave a two hour gap when taking this medicine with other medicines.

How should I store this medication?

Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children. 

How should I throw away this medication safely?

Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin. 

Please take note that the above is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you have any concerns about your medication or if you have other side effects that you think are caused by this medication, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.

Last updated on September 2022

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