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.