CosmoCol Paediatric®

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 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 Paediatric® is a laxative used for the treatment of long term (chronic) constipation in children aged 2-11 years and faecal impaction (persistent constipation, where a large volume of stools cause a blockage of the rectum and/or colon) in children aged 5 years and above.

Children aged 12 years and above should use CosmoCol® or CosmoCol Half®.

Cosmocol Paediatric
CosmoCol Paediatric

CosmoCol Paediatric® a great choice for consipation in children

Macrogol 3350 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 Paediatric® can only be provided on prescription.

CosmoCol Paediatric® comes in powdered form. It comes in an Orange, Lemon and Lime flavour. Please advise parents and carents to read the information leaflet contained within the packaging before administering.

How to take CosmoCol Paediatric®

Each sachet should be mixed with 62.5 mls of water, which is about a quarter of a glass. It is the water that forms the active part of the laxative, so it is very important that it is always mixed with the correct amount.

The water that it is mixed with is not absorbed into the body (it binds with the poo/stool to bulk it up and keep it soft) so should not be included as part of the child’s daily fluid intake.

If the child is taking other medications or requires thickened fluids then please advise the parent or carer before taking CosmoCol Paediatric® as some medications may need to be taken at a different time from CosmoCol Paediatric®. CosmoCol Paediatric®, 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 be swallowed safely.

CosmoCol Paediatric® - A cost-effective treatment

When you want a LOW COST BRAND, CosmoCol Paediatric® offers the biggest choice at a low cost. CosmoCol Paediatric® contains:
  • macrogol 3350 13.125g
  • sodium chloride 350.7mg
  • sodium hydrogen carbonate 178.5mg
  • potassium chloride 46.6mg

CosmoCol Paediatric® availability

The Legal Category is POM

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

The NHS list price of CosmoCol Paediatric® is £3.76 (30 sachet pack)

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

Patient leaflets

CosmoCol Paediatric® Patient Leaflet
CosmoCol Paediatric® Patient Leaflet
CosmoCol Paediatric® Patient Leaflet
CosmoCol Paediatric® Patient Leaflet
CosmoCol Paediatric® Poo Diary
CosmoCol Paediatric® Poo Diary

Healthcare Professional leaflets

CosmoCol® Information for Healthcare Professionals
Information for Healthcare Professionals

Educational videos

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CosmoCol Paediatric® – Information for Healthcare Professionals
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