Normal bowel functions vary widely between different people. Not everyone has a bowel motion every day; ‘normal’ can range from up to three times per day, to three times per week. It is the change from this normal pattern that is important.

No. Constipation is a symptom with many causes. These include poor diet, insufficient fluid intake, lack of exercise, some medications, hormonal changes, and other causes. Some cases of constipation may be due to medical conditions, so if you experience severe or recurrent constipation, it is important to see your doctor.
No. The general consensus amongst medical professionals is that increasing fibre and fluid intake can prevent constipation. There are however many other causes such as medications, pregnancy, reduced physical activity, changes in a person’s routine or ignoring the urge to go to the toilet which can all have an impact on the functioning of the bowel.
Sometimes constipation is a symptom of a more serious condition. Check with your doctor if you have recurrent or severe cases of constipation or if bowel motions are blood-stained or black and tar-like, bowel habits change frequently from constipation to diarrhea, if motions become painful to pass, or you are unwell experiencing fever, headache, vomiting and recent weight-loss.
You can find the Coloxyl constipation treatment product range at your pharmacy, Woolworths supermarkets and selected online retailers.
Coloxyl 50 or Coloxyl 120 can be taken in pregnancy but check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking. A doctor or pharmacist will assess the benefits of Coloxyl against the risks.
Coloxyl 50 or Coloxyl 120 can be taken whilst breastfeeding, but check with your doctor or pharmacist first before taking. A doctor or pharmacist will assess the benefits of Coloxyl against the risks.
Coloxyl is manufactured in Australia and has been providing gentle, effective relief from constipation for over 40 years.

Which constipation treatments can help?

Lifestyle changes are usually the first step in treating constipation.  It is important to talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about the different lifestyle changes you can safely make before trying anything.

If lifestyle changes don’t work well, then you may need to use a laxative for a short time. The type of laxative that is best suited to you will depend on several things including other health conditions you may have, and the medications you are taking – so it is important to seek advice before taking any laxative.

Coloxyl‘s constipation treatment range has been providing gentle, effective relief from constipation in Australia for over 40 years. As the experience of constipation may differ from person to person, the range is tailored to suit different needs with a step-wise approach to constipation treatment.