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Last updated on 04/08/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Sterculia + Frangula
CHINESE NAME: 樂瑪可, 梧桐 + 弗蘭古拉
DRUG CLASS: Laxatives
SUB CLASS: Bulk-forming laxatives
USED FOR: Constipation
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 62%/8% (granules)
What is Normacol plus?
Normacol plus is a bulk-forming laxative. It is made of the herbs Sterculia and Frangula Bark. It can absorb liquid in the intestine to make stool more bulky and softer, so that stool can pass more easily. Therefore, Normacol plus is used for treating constipation.
How to use it?
Normacol plus is available as oral granules in Hong Kong. Swallow the whole granule without chewing with a full glass of water, milk or juice.
Child above 12 years of age, adult and elderly
1-2 teaspoons once or twice daily after meals.
Child between 6-12 years of age
A reduced dose may be given.
What are the side effects of Normacol plus?
Common side effects of Normacol plus include allergic reactions, obstruction at the oesophagus or intestines, abdominal distension, bloating, diarrhoea, nausea and abdominal pain.
Who should not take Normacol plus?
– People allergic to Sterculia, Frangula or any component of the formulation.
– People with obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract.
– People with faecal impaction.
– Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
– Patients with total atony of the colon.
– Do not mix the granules with fluid beforehand.
– Swallow the whole granule without chewing with a full glass of water, milk or juice.
– Add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
– Don’t ignore the urge to defecate.
Common dosing schedule:
Normacol plus is taken once or twice after meals.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Normacol plus may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
Where to buy Normacol plus in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Normacol plus is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Normacol plus in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.