CosmoCol is a laxative medication that is used to treat constipation. It is especially useful for those who have been constipated for a long time.
Those who suffer from faecal impaction – long term constipation that has led to a blockage within the colon or rectum due to the large amount of stools – will also find CosmoCol to be helpful.
Constipation is a common affliction. While it is more common in women – especially during pregnancy – and the elderly, it can happen to anyone for a variety of reasons.
Common causes of constipation include:
- A low fibre diet
- Not drinking enough water
- Medicine (such as opioids)
- Lack of exercise
- Ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
Usually, making a change to your diet or lifestyle can help you overcome your constipation. However, if dietary changes have not worked effectively, you may consider laxatives such as CosmoCol.
Before taking any laxatives, it’s important to speak to your doctor or a pharmacist to find the most suitable laxative for you. Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to inform you which laxatives are safe and how to take them to relieve your condition.
Laxatives should be used for a short term. If you find that you need to use laxatives regularly, or if laxatives have been ineffective at treating your condition, speak to your doctor.
Where Can I Buy CosmoCol?
You can buy CosmoCol over the counter in the UK from your local pharmacy. If popping down to the pharmacy is inconvenient for you, you can guy CosmoCol online from reputable online pharmacies such as Life Meds Pharmacy.
CosmoCol works by softening the faeces that has been difficult to pass. This should offer relief from constipation as it makes the stools more easily passable.
Due to the electrolytes within this medication, patients taking CosmoCol should not become dehydrated or unwell when using it. If you do feel unwell, you must seek urgent medical assistance.
Always take CosmoCol on the instructions of a pharmacist or doctor. CosmoCol comes in sachets and is taken as a drinkable mixture that you need to make up yourself.
Empty one sachet of CosmoCol into a glass and add 125ml of water.
Stir the mixture until the powder has entirely dissolved. Remember, it may take up to two minutes for the powder to completely dissolve, and you should always wait until it has.
Once the powder has dissolved, drink the mixture.
The recommended dose is no more than three sachets in any 24-hour period. CosmoCol can be taken with or without food.
CosmoCol is available in 3 flavours: plain, orange, and lemon & lime.