Laxido Orange Sachets
- For constipation
- Softens faeces, making it easier to pass
- Sachets for Oral use
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You can buy Laxido online from our UK registered online pharmacy. Simply complete a short online assessment for our pharmacists to review. Our pharmacists will then dispense the medicine and dispatch it to your chosen delivery address using Royal Mail as a courier.
What is Laxido?
Laxido is a treatment for constipation, which contains Macrogol 3350. Macrogol 3350 is a laxative, often used to help relieve long term constipation. It is also used to treat a build-up of hard faeces in your bowel. This build-up is called faecal impaction and can happen as a result of long-term constipation.
How does Laxido work?
Laxido is called an ‘osmotic’ laxative. It works by drawing water into your bowel to make your faeces softer and easier to pass. This helps to relieve your constipation. Laxido also contains electrolytes to help maintain the body’s normal electrolyte levels during treatment.
What causes constipation?
Constipation is a common problem that can occur at any age. It’s more common in older people, and more common in women compared to men. Many factors can cause or worsen constipation. This includes a diet low in fibre, lack of exercise, reduced mobility, anxiety, and eating disorders.
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How does Laxido work?
Laxido contains the active ingredient Macrogol 3350 to relieve constipation. Macrogol 3350 is a laxative drug used on a short term basis to treat constipation. It works by helping the absorption of water into the stools in the bowel. This helps stools become easier to pass, as well as improving the movements of the digestive system.
Who is Laxido suitable for?
Laxido is suitable for patients aged 12 years and over. Laxido Orange sachets should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the sachets.
Laxido should also not be taken by people with some conditions including:
- A blocked intestine
- If you have Crohn’s disease, toxic megacolon or ulcerative colitis
- Perforation in the wall of the intestine
See the patient information leaflet for further information.
How long does Laxido take to work?
A course of treatment for constipation normally lasts no longer than 2 weeks. It can take 1 to 2 days to start working and improve your constipation.
What time of day should I take Laxido?
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist who can advise on the best time for the medication to be used. As a general rule one sachet should be taken one to three times daily.
Can I take Laxido if I am pregnant/breastfeeding?
Yes, Laxido can be taken if you are pregnant/breastfeeding. However, we always recommend that you seek advice from a healthcare professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby.
Can I order Laxido online?
You can buy Laxido at Boots and other local chemists but you can also buy Laxido online. It can also be ordered online from Simple Online Pharmacy via our registered online pharmacy service.
Please note, before ordering you will need to complete a short assessment for our pharmacist to review for safety reasons. We use Royal Mail as a courier for our deliveries. For further support or questions, contact our customer service team.
Laxido Side Effects
Like all medicines, Laxido can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some possible side effects include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating, wind, indigestion and stomach rumbling. These side effects usually get better if you reduce the dose or after you’ve been to the toilet. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you experience any severe side effects.
See the patient information leaflet for a complete list of possible side effects.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
You should always take this medicine exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
Laxido should be taken orally. During treatment with Laxido, you should drink plenty of water. Laxido is used to treat constipation in adults, children aged 12 years and above, and the elderly.
The usual dose for relief from constipation is one sachet taken one to three times a day. You should dissolve the contents of one sachet in a glass of water (125ml or a quarter pint) and stir well until all the powder has dissolved.
Treatment for constipation doesn’t usually last longer than 2 weeks. After 14 days of treatment, you should contact your doctor if your constipation hasn’t improved or has worsened.
The Laxido dose for treatment for faecal impaction is different from the dose for constipation.
Laxido isn’t suitable for everyone to take. Anyone with an allergy to any of the ingredients in Laxido should not use this medicine. If you have a blockage in your intestine or a perforation in your intestine wall, you should not take this medicine. It should not be taken by people with paralysis of the intestine or problems like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Some medicines might be less effective if taken with Laxido. Ask your pharmacist for advice if you are taking other medicines.
See the patient information leaflet for a complete list of warnings.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Laxido Orange may be taken during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are planning to have a baby, seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Potassium and Sodium
Laxido Orange contains (26mg) of potassium per sachet. This should be taken into consideration if you take more than one sachet daily and you have reduced kidney function, or if you are on a controlled potassium diet.
This medicine contains 187mg sodium (the main component of cooking/table salt) in each sachet. This is equivalent to approximately 9% of the recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need three or more sachets daily for a prolonged period. Especially if you have been advised to follow a low salt (sodium) diet.
The active substances are macrogol 3350 (13.125g), sodium chloride (350.7mg), sodium hydrogen carbonate (178.5mg) and potassium chloride (46.6mg). The other ingredients are acesulfame potassium (E950) and orange flavour (containing maltodextrin and propylene glycol (E1520)).
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