OsmoLax Powder 510g (30 doses)
What is It?
OsmoLax is clinically proven to help provide effective relief and assist in the treatment of constipation.
Mixed with water or your favourite drink, OsmoLax works with the liquid to 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.
✓ No salty taste
✓ Mix with your favourite hot or cold drink
✓ No artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners
✓ Salt free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Lactose free
✓ Gluten free
✓ Flavour free
✓ Preservative free
✓ Yeast free
How It Works
Mixed with water or a drink of your choice, OsmoLax works with the liquid to hydrate, soften and ease, for a more controlled and comfortable bowel movement.
The active ingredient in OsmoLax is called macrogol 3350. Macrogol is considered to be a 'gold standard' to assist the treatment of constipation in adults and children. 1,2
How to Use
For adults and children over the age of 12 years:
One sachet or 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.
Directions For Use
Add OsmoLax 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 generally produces results in 1-3 days. Continue to take until your body’s natural rhythm is restored.
The dose of OsmoLax can be adjusted up or down, as required to produce regular, comfortable stools. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
OsmoLax 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 should be taken 2 hours before or after other medication.
Before taking OsmoLaxDo not take OsmoLax 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. Do not take OsmoLax if you have an intestinal obstruction, perforated gut wall, severe ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, toxic megacolon or kidney damage.
Whilst taking OsmoLaxDrink 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 if any of these symptoms occur, until they clear. Stop using OsmoLax 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.
- Macrogol 3350
1. Alper A, Pashankar DS. JPGN. 2013;57:134-140
2. Pare P, Fedorak RN. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;28:549-557