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Question about MOVICOL

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intothewest Mon 01-Aug-11 19:05:47

DS has just been given Movicol-On it,it says not recommended for children

under 12 (he is 7)Is there a different kind for children ? He had it about a

year ago,but I can't remember what it said on the sachets.

Thanks in advance smile

Anna85 Mon 01-Aug-11 19:42:21

My daughter who was 2 at the time was prescribed it!

coff33pot Mon 01-Aug-11 19:57:47

I know it was prescribed for an Uncle of mine when I cared for him. It was pretty strong stuff and did the trick.

Is it still in sachet form? If so perhaps half a sachet might be better to start with.

cheekkatb Mon 01-Aug-11 20:25:30

Hello,
My ds has been prescribed paediatric movicol, so yes there is movicol that is specifically for children.

intothewest Mon 01-Aug-11 20:42:58

Thanks for your replies- I think I'd better phone the surgery tomorrow-He has to have 3 sachets to start with,so I don't think it should be the adult stuff !!

princesspuds Tue 02-Aug-11 22:18:04

My dd is on Movicol and on one occasion, I had to buy some for her, she is 7 but the only one they had was the adult type, when I called our continence nurse she told me to half the dose.

Good luck with it my dd has 6-7 sachets a day !!

intothewest Wed 03-Aug-11 15:36:22

Thanks.Finally got it sorted- Nothing's changed yet- I can see him being on 6-7 at the rate he's going ...(or not)

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