Bowel Management


causing it to lose its tone



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causing it to lose its tone.
Osmotic Laxatives
Movicol: For constipation, take 2-3 sachets daily in divided doses. Only take 1 sachet at a time to see if it helps. You can take this for up to 2 weeks. For faecal impaction– you can take up to 8 sachets per day, for up to 3 days. You should dissolve each sachet in 125mls water. You can add juice to sweeten the taste.
Bowel Cleansing Solutions
Picolax which you dissolve in water. You can take another sachet 8 hours later. Usually acts within three hours of the first dose.
Picolax is only used very occasionally and only under medical advice.


Managing your bowels
The science bit
Upper motor neuron or reflex bowel
Lower motor neuron or flaccid hypotonic bowel
Coffee, tea, cocoa or soft drinks
Other factors
Performing bowel care
Manual evacuation
Medication stimulant laxatives
Complications
Flatulence



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