OsmoLax Relief is clinically proven to help provide effective relief and assist in the treatment of constipation.
Mixed with water or a drink of your choice, OsmoLax Relief works with the liquid to hydrate, soften and ease, for a more controlled and comfortable bowel movement. OsmoLax Relief helps restore the body’s natural rhythm to leave you feeling comfortable and relieved.
The active ingredient in OsmoLax Relief is called macrogol 3350. Macrogol is considered to be a 'gold standard' to assist the treatment of constipation in adults and children.
Directions for Use
Please follow the directions for use and dosage instructions printed on your OsmoLax Relief pack. OsmoLax Relief 595g tub contains a measuring a double-sided 8.5g/17g scoop.
For adults and children over the age of 12 years:
One level 17g measuring scoop mixed with 1 cup (approx. 240mL) of liquid once daily. This can be increased to a maximum of 2 doses of 17g daily, dependent on the severity of your constipation and need.
For children aged 6 to 12 years:
The usual starting dose is two level 8.5g measuring scoops (or one 17g scoop), mixed with 1 cup (approx. 240mL) of liquid once daily. The dose should be adjusted up or down as required to produce regular, soft, comfortable stools. The maximum dose should not exceed three 8.5g scoops daily.
For children aged 4 to 5 years:
The usual starting dose is one level 8.5g measuring scoop, mixed with ½ cup (approx. 120mL) of liquid once daily. This can be increased to a maximum of two 8.5g scoops (or one 17g scoop) mixed with 1 cup (approx. 240mL) of liquid daily, if required to produce regular, soft, comfortable stools.
Add OsmoLax Relief to your favourite drink of choice, such as water, juice, soft drink, tea or coffee, according to the dosage instructions on your pack. Stir until dissolved then drink. OsmoLax Relief generally produces results in 1-3 days. Continue to take until your body’s natural rhythm is restored.
The dose of OsmoLax Relief can be adjusted up or down, as required to produce regular, comfortable stools. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
OsmoLax Relief can be mixed and stored in the fridge up to 6 hours before taking. Discard any solution that is not used within 6 hours. OsmoLax Relief should be taken 2 hours before or after other medication.
Macrogol 3350 1g/g powder for solution
Contraindications & Cautions
Before taking OsmoLax Relief
Do not take OsmoLax Relief if you are allergic to macrogol (polyethylene glycol).
If you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, or taking other medications, check with your healthcare professional before taking OsmoLax Relief.
Do not take OsmoLax Relief if you have an intestinal obstruction, perforated gut wall, severe ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, toxic megacolon or kidney damage.
Whilst taking OsmoLax Relief
Drink plenty of water during the day. Increase the amount of fibre in the diet, except in cases of constipation induced by medication e.g. with codeine.
The use of laxatives may cause stomach ache, rumbling, bloating, loose stools or diarrhoea. Stop taking OsmoLax Relief if any of these symptoms occur, until they clear.
Stop using OsmoLax Relief and tell your healthcare professional if you feel weak, breathless, very thirsty with a headache, have rectal bleeding or get puffy ankles.
Prolonged use of laxatives of any kind is undesirable and may cause problems.
When using OsmoLax Relief to help treat children
Most children will occasionally experience constipation. Many will have a tendency for recurring mild constipation.
This can usually be managed with healthy eating, regular exercise and toilet use, and occasional use of a laxative if required.
If your child is experiencing excessive straining and discomfort or pain, see your healthcare professional.