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Movicol disimpaction dose

Hi everyone,

I have a 3 year old who we have established is constipated. We saw the doctor yesterday who was to be honest absolutely useless and toiled me it’s part of toilet training. We eventually got him to give us movicol to do the . Could anyone help advise the dosage. I understand it’s 2 sachets/4 sachets etc but is this all at once or individually throughout the day?

Thanks in advance

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Hi my lg is on movilcoil she has 8 everyday but to start it off its 2 mon 4 tues 6 Wednesday and so on. depends how much your doctor has said but u have to give it to them within a 12 hour period .

so my daughter on 8 a day. last week thankgod

hope this makes sence but please watch the poo video on here as its very fresh and reminds u.ive watched it three times so far lol.x

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Same when u reduce it go down in two for two days.

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Hi it’s all at once I rang the doctors to ask this last week x

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No not all eight sachets u have to spread them out but give it to him or her within 12 hrs.

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Hi sorry I thought you meant 2 or 3 when I did the Disimpaction I did 1 one day then 2 the next then 3 the next and that’s all we needed to go up to then she was pooping about 30 times a day so left it a day then put her on 2 sachets a day for maintenance and it’s working brilliant x

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Don't leave a day that's where I went wrong or stop it. we went back to overflow again.never stop it just drop the dosage.

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Our first week we went through 30 nappies nightmare isn't it.

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Yes I had a nightmare week my little girl is nearly 4 and had to go back in pull ups for a few days she hated it, hope it works for you it’s workinh brill for us now she’s only been on the maintenance dose of 2 a day for 8 days now and been going normal once or twice a day with no pain, it took her a few days to go back on the potty because she was scared and was trying to hold it in x

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I hope this works for us too. My little one turned 3 last month. I’ve had no advice from the doctor on dosage etc as they weren’t on the same page with the disimpaction so feel I’ve made the decision by myself and hope I’ve done the right thing. He has been sitting on toilet more to poo than he had done for the previous 2 weeks. He wears pants which is a nightmare but I’m conscious of going backwards all together on the toilet training if I put pull ups on. He hasn’t mentioned a nappy so I haven’t put the idea in his head either. He has done his first day of the 6 sachet dose just now. X

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Same with us the first time I took her to doctors we was told 1 per day and ended up at gp unit at the hospital Easter sat they then told us you can give 4 a day but I only went up to 3 and that really worked for her to unblock her bowels you do end up with about 5 days of the runs and loads and loads of accidents but just carry on with it and it will stop, and the poos go back to normal ( soft) after that, I thought it was never going to stop.

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I just kept washing pants too, but did have to go back to pull ups for a few days when it really did start to get loose x

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I took my son back this morning to the GP and saw a much nicer doctor and actually turns out that my son has 2 fissures which is why he has been holding on. I’ve been advised to apply ointment to help them heal and use movicol to allow him to pass soft stools rather than disimpaction. Frustrated that the doctor on Monday didn’t actually look at my son once to check for anything. We could have started the healing process by now 😢. 🤞🏼 We can get back on track and he heals soon x

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Hi. You won't manage to get a child to take up to 8 sachets all at once so you will no doubt need to spread it out a bit! During disimpaction I mixed the whole daily amount up in a jug, added some cordial, kept in fridge then gave as drinks spread throughout day. Don't forget to give other fluids too! I was told by specialist that if you can get them quite close together (within say 6 hours) apparently that can be beneficial but not it's not crucial. Good luck! X

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I do exactly the same as well as two litres of fluid on top whether it's hot drink or cold it all counts.no way eight in one go.ive never heard of that.

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Thank you..hope I’ve made the right choice as the GP I saw was useless and told me to persevere as it’s part of toilet training. We are currently already at number 7 of the poo chart on day 3 of movicol. Not sure how quickly it will change to the brown water stage where we change the dose. X

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Good luck! Remember it is incredibly important to get to very light brown water and to keep it at this for a couple of days before reducing. Then reduce very slowly until you find a maintenance dose which ensures a soft poo at least once a day. The first time we made the mistake of stopping too soon and not staying on a high enough maintenance dose. It's worth keeping going until you're sure!

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What's the longest did u stay on ie weeks or mths.ive been told only three weeks as my lg is 3 years 7 mths. So what am I meant to do if no brown watery bm

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Have you added a stimulant like Senna?

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Yes she been on senna since the movelcoil 5mls a day. Helps alot when she actually goes for a bm lately it 7 on the chart, would love to see a 5 . Maybe one day.

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My LG on third week dimpaction we haven't seen any brown or clear liquid just lumps. But Saturday will be dropping her to 6 sachets a day for two days see what happens.

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Thank you everyone x

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hi there, not sure on the dosage for 3 years of age, but i know the doses can be divided as long as they are within a 6hr period, so today my son had to take 8 sachets, he got two at 11am, 2 at 3pm another two at 4pm and last two at six, hope this helps

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Ours is 12 hour period up to eight a day. Age 3 years 7 mths.

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