The Pennine Acute Hospitals
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1 Gastro-intestinal system
01-06-04 Osmotic laxatives

Macrogol Movicol® sachet
First Choice

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Lactulose Solution
Formulary
note  Lactulose takes up to 48 hours to work but is often inappropriately used “when required”. It is unpleasant to take and compliance may be a problem. Its main clinical benefit is in the management of hepatic encephalopathy.

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Phosphates Enema
Formulary

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Sodium Citrate Micro-enema®
Formulary

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Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture BP
Non Formulary

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