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Macrogol 4000 (Idrolax®)

Advice

Following a full submission.

Macrogol 4000 (Idrolax®) is not recommended for use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of constipation in adults and children aged 8 years and above.

Macrogol 4000 is as effective as lactulose, but the available evidence does not justify the additional cost of this product.

Drug Details

Drug Name: Macrogol 4000 (Idrolax®)
SMC Drug ID: 94/04
Manufacturer: Schwarz Pharma Ltd
Indication: Constipation in adults and children aged 8 years and above
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 1.6 Laxatives
Submission Type: Full submission
Status: Not Recommended
Date Advice Published: 13 April 2004

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