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Chronic constipation - what to expect with movicol?

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Diege Fri 04-Sep-09 09:30:42

Dd3 has chronic constipation, and after a referral has been prescribed movicol. Have started today with 2 sachets, building up to 5 a day over next few days.
Just a few questions really. How long will it take to work? And does adding orange juice in copious amounts affect how it works? Dd won't take it with a bit of cordial , so I'm pretty much adding a glass of fresh orange (after mixing sachet in correct dilution of water).
Any advice from those who have been there would be appreciated smile

watfordmummy Fri 04-Sep-09 09:35:23

Went through this with Ds1, its fantastic stuff, and does work. From memory it started to work pretty quickly

Diege Fri 04-Sep-09 10:25:32

Thanks WATFORD smile Did you find ds took it no problem, or did you have to add juice?
DD has now had 2 sachets this morning and nothing yet!! Dare we brave the Post Office?

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