CosmoCol Half®

Macrogol 3350, sodium chloride, potassium chloride and sodium hydrogen carbonate (also known as macrogol compound oral powder)

Adverse events should be reported
Reporting forms and information can be found at yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk or downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Adverse events should also be reported to JensonR+ on 01271 314 320 or Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals on 0345 527 0680.

Information for Healthcare Professionals

CosmoCol Half® is a laxative used to treat constipation and faecal impaction (persistent constipation, where a large volume of stools cause a blockage of the rectum and / or colon). CosmoCol Half® contains Macrogol 3350 which makes poo/stools/faeces softer and easier to pass, giving relief from constipation. The electrolytes (salts) help to maintain the body’s normal levels of sodium, potassium and water whilst being treated for constipation.

CosmoCol Half® is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Please consider using CosmoCol Paediatric® in these children.
CosmoCol Half® comes in powdered form. It comes in an Orange, Lemon and Lime flavour.

CosmoCol Half® like all macrogols, must not be used with starch-based thickeners. This is because macrogols and starch-based thickeners interact and result in thin watery liquid which may not then be swallowed safely.

Cosmocol Half
CosmoCol Half

Having a great choice of strengths

When you want a LOW COST BRAND, CosmoCol Half® offers the biggest choice at a low cost.

CosmoCol Half® contains:

  • macrogol 3350 13.125g
  • sodium chloride 350.7mg
  • sodium hydrogen carbonate 178.5mg
  • potassium chloride 46.6mg

CosmoCol Half® availability

The Legal Category is P.

CosmoCol Half® is EU manufactured and has a 3 year shelf life.

The NHS list price of CosmoCol Half® is £4.38 (30 sachet pack).

Exclusively stocked and available through Alliance Healthcare, AAH and Phoenix Medical Supplies.

Healthcare Professional leaflets

CosmoCol® Information for Healthcare Professionals
Information for Healthcare Professionals

Patient leaflets

CosmoCol Half® Patient Leaflet
CosmoCol Half® Patient Leaflet
Treating Constipation in Adults
Treating Constipation in Adults
How to Poo
How to Poo

Educational videos

0010020038 v1.0 April 2024

0010020039 v1.0 April 2024

CosmoCol Half® – Information for Healthcare Professionals
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