Constipation Remedies Nhs

By | February 7, 2015

Constipation Many minor illnesses can be treated at home without the appointments for minor illnesses cost the NHS £2 billion a year. You can also check your symptoms at Many over the counter remedies can help with constipation – speak to your pharmacist for advice.

NHS Oxfordshire does not support the use of bulk prescribing as a way of supplying medicines Constipation Senna tablets or syrup Two to four tablets or two to four 5ml Guidance for the use of homely remedies in care homes

Homely Remedies Policy Definition A homely remedy is a product that can be obtained, without a prescription, for the immediate relief of a minor, self-limiting ailment.

Homely Remedies Policy For service users in Care Homes with and without nursing Name of Care Home: Signature of Care Home Manager: Definition:

MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR PAEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY- Functional Constipation- A Quick Reference Guide. (Avoid indigestion remedies within 1 hour of taking bisacodyl) 2-5 years, 5mg twice daily for 2-3 days. 5-10 years Correspondence to peter.gillett@luht.scot.nhs.uk or houstonfiona1979

OUT OF HOURS PROVIDERS What should I do if I am taken ill over Services over the Christmas & New Year Holiday Period 2011/12 NHS DIRECT NHS Direct are available 24 HOURSa day to offer a health information service and advice constipation remedies for adults. Please ensure all medicines

1 NHS Kirklees/Locala Homely Remedies Protocol FOR USE IN INTERMEDIATE CARE Written by Laura Gardiner – Specialist Pharmacist, Locala community Partnerships CIC

NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County Shabnum Aslam, Medicines Management Pharmacist Produced: Oct 2012 Review Date: September 2014 Page 1 Medicines Management in Care Homes – Constipation remedies (e.g. senna, lactulose)

3 INTRODUCTION Constipation is common in older people [1]. It adversely affects quality of life [2], and incurs significant healthcare costs for laxatives and the treatment of

Folk Remedies and Cosmetics Many non-Western folk remedies (herbal medicines) colic, constipation, and general neonatal use Bokhoor (and noqd) Saudi Arabia Wood and lead sulfide burned on charcoal to product pleasant fumes and calm infants Cebagin Middle East Teething powder

Homely remedies should be purchased for general use by the home, and should not be labelled for individual residents. Constipation Senna tablets or syrup One or two tablets/5ml spoonfuls at night Refer to GP if needing to use frequently or

Good Practice Guidance 2: The Use of Homely Remedies (non- NHS Berkshire East does not support the use of bulk prescribing as a way of supplying Constipation Senna Tablets One or two tablets at night

Constipation may occur if you have a reduced dietary intake, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust • Favourite natural remedies include syrup of figs, prunes and prune juice.

For relief of constipation Senna 7.5mg/5ml liquid For relief of constipation Bisacodyl 5mg tablets For relief of constipation Loperamide 2mg capsules Remedies must not be labeled for individuals if they are to be administered to several service users.

Within individual care home medication policies. Acknowledgements This work has been undertaken as part of a task Contact GP or NHS Direct. Is the resident taking any medication which may cause Guidance for treatment of minor ailments with household remedies – CONSTIPATION

Bowel Care Information for patients BSUH Physiotherapy Department are taking ‘over the counter’ remedies for constipation. Are there any other ways to help? © Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR PAEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY- Functional Constipation- A Quick Reference Guide. (Avoid indigestion remedies within 1 hour of taking bisacodyl) 2-5 years, 5mg twice daily for 2-3 days. 5-10 years Correspondence to peter.gillett@luht.scot.nhs.uk or houstonfiona1979

Bowel Dysfunction in the Elderly – Constipation Dr Rachel Bradley Consultant Geriatrician University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust & St Martins Continence Promotion Unit, Bath