Phentermine is a modern drug used to treat overweight and obesity. When using Phentermine slimming tablets, side effects from the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) may occur, such as change in bowel habits, dry mouth, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.
Movicol laxative can be recommended in constipation. Movicol is one of the most popular drugs in developed and developing countries, which is used to eliminate constipation.
Movicol is a powder in sachets. Each Movicol sachet contains Macrogol, Sodium chloride, Sodium bicarbonate and Potassium chloride. Macrogol is an inert substance, which is poorly absorbed into the person’s blood. Other substances (electrolytes) can reduce the likelihood of electrolyte imbalance.
Movicol drug does not interact with active substance Phentermine. However, Movicol drug can affect the rate of Phentermine absorption in the GIT. It is necessary to consult a doctor before using Movicol and Phentermine.
In some cases, Movicol laxative and Phentermine slimming tablets should be taken with caution. Movicol can cause diarrhea, this means that Phentermine will not dissolve in the stomach completely, thus it will be excreted from the body naturally.
To treat fecal impaction, up to eight sachets of Movicol per day can be used. In cardiovascular complications, a patient taking Phentermine should not take more than two sachets of Movicol per hour. It may increase the risk of side effects from cardiovascular system.
An obese patient taking Phentermine slimming pills should abandon the use of Movicol drug in the following diseases:
- Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s syndrome;
- Intestinal obstruction;
- Toxic megacolon;
- Gastrointestinal perforation;
- Severe inflammatory bowel pathologies.
Pregnant and nursing women should not take Phentermine slimming pills and Movicol laxative. This is related to the fact that active substance Phentermine may penetrate into the child’s body (fetus) and negatively affect physical and psychological development.
It is recommended to take a sachet of Movicol once daily in constipation. Generally, this dose is sufficient to eliminate constipation in most patients taking Phentermine slimming tablets. If needed, the dose of Movicol laxative can be 2-3 sachets.
Movicol powder should be completely dissolved in 125 g of water before using. Movicol gets into the gastrointestinal tract and helps to soften the stool. Movicol dependence may develop in the prolonged use of this laxative. Therefore, it is not recommended to take Movicol a long time.
If you have severe side effects after you used Phentermine along with laxative drug, you should stop the weight loss therapy and consult a doctor immediately.