Movicol Junior Neutral | Macrogol 3350, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride | Uses, Dose, And Side Effects


Movicol Junior Neutral Powder For Oral Solution Sachet

What Movicol Junior Neutral Is And What It Is Used For

This medicine is a laxative for treating chronic constipation in children from 1 to 11 years and severe constipation (so-called fecaloma) in children from 5 to 11 years.

Movicol Junior Neutral helps children to have a pleasant bowel function even if they have been constipated for a long time.

Movicol Junior ingredients

In this medicine, macrogol 3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride may also be approved for treating other conditions not mentioned in this product information. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or another healthcare professional if you have further questions, and always follow their instructions.

What You Need To Know Before Giving Movicol Junior Neutral

Do Not Give Movicol Junior Neutral If Your Doctor Has Told You That Your Child Has:

  • Narrowing of the intestine (intestinal obstruction, ileus )
  • Ulcers in the intestinal wall
  • Severe inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or toxic megacolon
  • Allergy to active substances in this medicine (listed in section 6). 

Suppose your child has

  • Heart or kidney problems
  • Vomiting
  • Reflux oesophagitis (heartburn caused by a reflux of stomach contents to the esophagus)

In that case, you should talk to your doctor before giving this medicine.

Warnings And Cautions

When your child takes Movicol Junior Neutral, the child should continue to drink a lot. The fluid in this medicine should not replace your baby’s normal fluid intake.

Other Medicines And Movicol Junior Neutral

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking, has recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Some medications, e.g., against epilepsy, may be less effective when using Movicol Junior Neutral.

When your child takes large amounts of Movicol Junior (e.g., for feces), your child should not take any other medicines within one hour before or after taking this medicine.

If you need to thicken liquids to be able to swallow them safely, this medicine can counteract the effect of the thickener.

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, And Fertility

Movicol Junior can be used during pregnancy and lactation. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

Movicol Junior Neutral Contains Sodium

This medicine contains 93.4 mg of sodium (the main ingredient in table salt/table salt) per sachet. This corresponds to 4.6% of an adult’s recommended daily sodium intake.

How To Give Movicol Junior Neutral

  • Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
  • This medicine can be given at any time, with or without food.
  • Dissolve the contents of a sachet in 62.5 ml (1/4 glass) of water and then drink it
  • Chronic constipation: The Movicol Junior dosage
    • Movicol Junior Neutral depends on the child’s age and response to treatment.
    • As a starting dose, 1 sachet (= 1 dose ) should be given daily to children from 2 to 6 years of age.
    • 2 sachets daily should be given to children from 7 to 11 years.

Your doctor may ask you to increase the number of sachets until your child has a soft stool. If it is necessary to increase the dose, it should be done every other day. For children under 2 years, a maximum of 2 sachets per day should be used. For children aged 2 – 11 years, no more than 4 sachets per day are usually needed.

It is unnecessary to take the whole drink simultaneously; if your child prefers, half the drink can be taken in the morning and a half in the evening.

Before your child takes this medicine for fecal, it should be medically confirmed that your child has this condition.

Number of sachets Movicol Junior Neutral
AgeDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7

The daily number of sachets is divided into several occasions. All doses should be taken within 12 hours (e.g., 08: 00-20: 00). Each sachet is dissolved in 62.5 ml (1/4 glass) of water. Treatment can be stopped when the medicine has worked. This is shown by the fact that your child has large amounts of feces and watery diarrhea.

Movicol Junior instructions for use:

  • Open the sachet and dissolve the contents of a quartz (¼) glass of water (approx. 62.5 ml). Stir well until all the powder has dissolved and the Movicol Junior Neutral solution is clear or slightly cloudy, then let your child drink.
  • If you want, add some seasoning to the drink, e.g., orange juice. If your child takes Movicol Junior Neutral to treat the fecal matter, it may be easier to dissolve 12 sachets in 750 ml of water.

Length of treatment

Chronic constipation:
The treatment must last for a long time, at least 6-12 months.

Treatment with Movicol Junior Neutral can be up to 7 days.

If Your Child Has Been Given Too Much Movicol Junior Neutral

Your child may have diarrhea. Stop giving Movicol Junior Neutral until diarrhea subsides, and then continue with a lower dose.

If You Forget To Give Your Child Movicol Junior Neutral

Give dose one as soon as you remember.

If you have any further questions about the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible Movicol Junior Side Effects

This medicine can cause side effects like all medicines, although not everybody gets them.

Contact your doctor immediately and stop giving Movicol Junior Neutral if your child:
Has a severe allergic reaction that causes difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Very common side effects (affects more than 1 person in 10)

  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach noise

Common side effects (affects more than 1 in 100 people but less than 1 in 10 people)

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Anal discomfort (uncomfortable feeling in the ass)
  • Tenderness in the tail
  • If your child is being treated for chronic constipation, diarrhea usually improves when a dose is reduced.

Uncommon side effects (affects more than 1 in 1,000 people but less than 1 in 100 people)

  • Swollen stomach
  • Gases

Rare side effects (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Allergic reactions may include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Other Reported Side Effects:

  • Skin rash ( hives )
  • Itching
  • Reddening or hives
  • Swollen hands, feet, or ankles
  • Headache
  • Stomach upset
  • High or low potassium levels in the blood

How To Store Movicol Junior Neutral

Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.

  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the sachet and carton after EXP.
  • The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
  • No special storage instructions.
  • Once you have mixed Movicol Junior Neutral with water and your child cannot drink it immediately, it can be covered and stored in the refrigerator (2 ° C – 8 ° C). Solutions not used within 24 hours should be discarded.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents Of The Pack And Other Information

Content Declaration

Macrogol 33506.563 g
Sodium chloride0.1754 g
Sodium bicarbonate0.0893 g
Potassium chloride0.0251 g

Movicol Junior Neutral contains no dyes, condiments, or sweeteners.

Sodium65 mmol/liter
Chloride53 mmol/liter
Hydrocarbonate17 mmol/liter
Potassium5.4 mmol/liter

What The Medicine Looks Like And Contents Of The Pack

  • Movicol Junior Neutral is a white powder.
  • Movicol Junior Neutral is available in packs containing 6, 8, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, or 100 sachets.
  • Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorization Holder And Manufacturer

Norgine BV

Antonio Vivaldi Street 150

1083 HP Amsterdam



Norgine Limited
New Road
Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan CF82 8SJ
United Kingdom


Norgine BV

Antonio Vivaldi Street 150

1083 HP Amsterdam


CountryProduct name
AustriaMOVICOL Junior aroma free
BelgiumMOVICOL Junior Neutral
DenmarkMOVICOL Junior Neutral
FinlandMOVICOL Junior Plain
GermanyMacrogol Norgine Junior Neutral
IcelandMOVICOL Junior Neutral
IrelandMOVICOL Pediatric Plain
ItalyMOVICOL Bambini 6.9 g powder for oral solution Without Aroma
LuxembourgMOVICOL Junior Neutral
MaltaNOVICOL Pediatric Plain
NetherlandsMovicolon Junior Naturel
NorwayMOVICOL Junior
SpainMOVICOL Pediatric Sabor Neutro
SwedenMOVICOL Junior Neutral

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