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Febrile Neutropenia, Cough (8432721-8)
on Jun 08, 2012 Male from NETHERLANDS , 44 years of age, weighting 209.4 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
  • diffuse large b-cell lymphoma
and was treated with Movicolon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: febrile neutropenia, cough. Movicolon dosage: Unk Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Prednisone Tab (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Rituximab (800 Mg, Unk)
  • Cyclophosphamide (1660 Mg, Unk)
  • Vincristine (2 Mg, Unk)
  • Cotrim (480 Mg, Unk)
  • Valganciclovir (1000 Mg, Unk)
  • Pegfilgrastim (6 Mg, Unk)
  • Doxorubicin Hcl (110 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatic Neoplasm Malignant, Blood Test Abnormal, Renal Failure, Blood Urea Increased, Gastric Mucosa Erythema, Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy, Renal Failure Acute (8319704-3)
Patient was taking Movicol. Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: hepatic neoplasm malignant, blood test abnormal, renal failure, blood urea increased, gastric mucosa erythema, portal hypertensive gastropathy, renal failure acute on Apr 24, 2012 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Male , 80 years of age, . Movicol dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pramipexole Dihydrochloride (Unk)
  • Mirtazapine
  • Voltaren /sch/ (Unk)
  • Bydureon (2 Mg, Weekly (1/w))
  • Advantan (Unk)
  • Tramadol Hcl (Unk, Prn)
  • Ramipril
  • Naproxen (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Neoplasm Malignant, Neoplasm Progression (8287673-0)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 13, 2012 by a Female taking Movicolon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: NETHERLANDS , weighting 198.4 lb, After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: neoplasm malignant, neoplasm progression.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Tamoxifen Citrate (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Zometa (4 Mg,/100ml/28 Days)
  • Acetaminophen
  • Zometa (4 Mg,/100 Ml/ 28 Days)
  • Zometa (4 Mg, Once Every 4 Weeks)
  • Zometa (4 Mg/100/28 Days)


Wheezing, Diarrhoea (8032579-5)
on Dec 29, 2011 Female from , 89 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was treated with Movicol (nulytely /01053601/). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: wheezing, diarrhoea. Movicol (nulytely /01053601/) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Oilatum (paraffin, Liquid)
  • Prednisolone
  • Furosemide
  • Vertab Sr (verapamil Hydrochloride)
  • Omeprazole
  • Oral Rehydration Salts (oral Rehydration Salt)
  • Levothyroxine (lexothyroxine)
  • Salamol (salbutamol)



Dyspnoea (7985325-5)
on Dec 05, 2011 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 80 years of age, was treated with Movicol /01053601/. Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: dyspnoea. Movicol /01053601/ dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Albuterol Sulfate Autohaler
  • Dexamethasone (2 Mg;bid;po ; 4 Mg;qd;po)
  • Dexamethasone (2 Mg;bid;po ; 4 Mg;qd;po)
  • Dexamethasone (2 Mg;bid;po ; 4 Mg;qd;po)
  • Dexamethasone (2 Mg;bid;po ; 4 Mg;qd;po)
  • Salmeterol
  • Ms Contin
  • Decapeptyl Sr


Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Vomiting (7965247-6)
Patient was taking Movicol (sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride, Macrogol). After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting on Nov 25, 2011 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Male , 72 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, . Movicol (sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride, Macrogol) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Pantoloc (pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate)
  • Oxazepam
  • Unikalk Forte (calcium)
  • Spiriva
  • Forteo
  • Innohep ((10000 Iu,1 In 1 D),subcutaneous)
  • Pinex (paracetamol)
  • Duragesic-100
Patient was hospitalized.

Grand Mal Convulsion (7888867-6)
Adverse event was reported on Oct 18, 2011 by a Male taking Movicolon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: IRELAND , 66 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: grand mal convulsion.
Associated medications used:
  • Lamictal
  • Phenytoin (350 Mg;qd ; 200 Mg;bid)
  • Omeprazole
  • Septra
  • Keppra
  • Temodal (150 Mg;qd ; 360 Mg;qm;po)
  • Temodal (150 Mg;qd ; 360 Mg;qm;po)
  • Lactulose


Delirium (7875723-2)
on Mar 18, 2010 Female from NETHERLANDS , weighting 136.7 lb, was treated with Movicolon Poeder Voor Drank In Sachet. Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: delirium. Movicolon Poeder Voor Drank In Sachet dosage: 1 Dosage Forms;.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Fucidin Tablet Omhuld 250mg (1500 Milligram;)
  • Metoprolol (100 Milligram;)
  • Fragmin 2500 Injvlst 12.500ie/ml Wwsp 0.2ml (1 Dosage Forms;)
  • Amlodipine Merck Tablet 5mg (10 Milligram;)
  • Dexamethasone Pch Tablet 4mg (8 Milligram;)
  • Zyvox
  • Aprovel Tablet Filmomhuld 150mg (300 Milligram;)
  • Cremor Triamcinoloni Acetonidi 1mg/g (1 Dosage Forms;)
Patient was hospitalized.

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Angioedema, Agitation (7860036-5)
on Oct 19, 2011 Female from , 75 years of age, weighting 211.6 lb, was treated with Movicol (nulytely /01053601/). After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: lower respiratory tract infection, angioedema, agitation. Movicol (nulytely /01053601/) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amoxicillin (750 Mg (250 Mg, 3 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Irbesartan (150 Mg (150 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Cosopt (cosopt)
  • Latanoprost
  • Chlorpheniramine Tab
  • Bendroflumethiazide (bendroflumethiazide)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
  • Risperidone (2 Mg (1 Mg, 2 In 1 D), Oral)
Patient was hospitalized.

Epistaxis, Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (7725350-2)
Patient was taking Movicol (sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Macr. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: epistaxis, upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage on Aug 18, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 64 years of age, . Movicol (sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Macr dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Figitumumab (figitumumab) (10 Mg/kg, 1 In 3 Wk, Intravenous)
  • Diprobase Cream (cetostearyl Alcohol, Parafin, Liquid, Cetomacrogol, W
  • Docetaxel (165 Mg, 1 In 3 Wk, Intravenous)
  • Verapamil
  • Valsartan
  • Venlafaxin (venlafaxine Hydrochloride)
  • Innohep (16000 Iu (16000 Iu, 1 In 1 D), Subcutaneous)
  • Prednisolone (10 Mg (5 Mg, 2 In 1 D),)
Patient was hospitalized.

Orthostatic Hypotension, Dizziness, Adrenal Insufficiency (7649053-8)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 13, 2011 by a Male taking Movicol (polyethyl. Glyc. W/ Potas. Chlor./sod. Bicarb.) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 75 years of age, Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: orthostatic hypotension, dizziness, adrenal insufficiency.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aspirin
  • Carboplatin (330 Mg, Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
  • Gemcitabine (2000 Mg, Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
  • Prednisolone
  • Finasteride (finasteride) (finasteride)
  • Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) (tamsulosin)
Patient was hospitalized.

Arthralgia, Muscular Weakness, Bone Pain (7538336-8)
on Jun 06, 2011 Male from IRELAND , 35 years of age, was treated with Movicol /01625101/. After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: arthralgia, muscular weakness, bone pain. Movicol /01625101/ dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Dacarbazine
  • Dexamethasone
  • Emend /01627301/
  • Motilium /00498201/
  • Bleomycin Sulfate
  • Neupogen (30 Million Unit, Qd)
  • Doxorubicin Hcl
  • Vinblastine Sulfate
Patient was hospitalized.

Agitation, Movement Disorder, Off Label Use, Headache, Dizziness, Condition Aggravated, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fatigue, Insomnia (7474584-3)
on Apr 18, 2011 Male from GERMANY , 84 years of age, was treated with Movicol /01749801/. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: agitation, movement disorder, off label use, headache, dizziness, condition aggravated, restless legs syndrome, fatigue, insomnia. Movicol /01749801/ dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Ropinirole (See Image)
  • Palladon /00080902/
  • Magnesium
  • Neupro (See Image)
  • Molsidomin
  • Agiolax /00029101/
  • Pantozol /01263202/
  • Laxatives
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Epilepsy (7460773-0)
Patient was taking Movicolon. Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: epilepsy on Apr 28, 2011 from NETHERLANDS Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 213.8 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
  • dry eye
  • multiple sclerosis relapse
and. Movicolon dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Duratears (Unk)
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate (Unk)
  • Fty 720 (0.5 Mg, Qd)


Blood Creatinine Increased, Febrile Neutropenia (7443212-5)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 19, 2011 by a Male taking Movicolon (Dosage: N/A) . Location: NETHERLANDS , weighting 188.7 lb, After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: blood creatinine increased, febrile neutropenia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Pazopanib
  • Holoxan
  • Metoclopramide
  • Temazepam
Patient was hospitalized.

Epilepsy (7417732-3)
on Apr 12, 2011 Female from NETHERLANDS , weighting 213.8 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
  • multiple sclerosis relapse
  • dry eye
and was treated with Movicolon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: epilepsy. Movicolon dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate (Unk)
  • Duratears (Unk)
  • Fty 720 (0.5 Mg, Qd)


Subcutaneous Haematoma, Blood Pressure Decreased, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Injection Site Haemorrhage, Dysphagia, Somnolence, Urinary Tract Infection (7329072-1)
on Feb 09, 2011 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 87 years of age, weighting 112.0 lb, was treated with Movicol (macrogol, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Chlo. Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: subcutaneous haematoma, blood pressure decreased, lower respiratory tract infection, injection site haemorrhage, dysphagia, somnolence, urinary tract infection. Movicol (macrogol, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Chlo dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Trimethoprim (200 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Furosemide
  • Warfarin (warfarin) (3 Mg)
  • Warfarin (warfarin) (3 Mg)
  • Warfarin (warfarin) (3 Mg)
  • Omeprazole
  • Dihydrocodeine Compound
  • Zopiclone (zopiclone)
Patient was hospitalized.

Oropharyngeal Pain, Syncope (7303904-5)
Patient was taking Movicol. After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: oropharyngeal pain, syncope on Feb 14, 2011 from AUSTRALIA Additional patient health information: Female , child 12 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • intestinal obstruction
and. Movicol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ventolin
  • Flixotide (125mcg Twice Per Day)
  • Puffers


Blood Pressure Decreased, Injection Site Haemorrhage, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Contusion (7296908-2)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 09, 2011 by a Female taking Movicol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , weighting 112.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: blood pressure decreased, injection site haemorrhage, international normalised ratio increased, contusion.
Associated medications used:
  • Trimethoprim
  • Zopiclone
  • Dalteparin Sodium
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Ibuprofen
  • Dalteparin Sodium
  • Fentanyl
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
Patient was hospitalized.

Aortic Arteriosclerosis, Aortic Stenosis, Cardiac Murmur, Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Pressure Increased (7295409-5)
on Jan 21, 2011 Female from NETHERLANDS , 79 years of age, was treated with Movicolon. Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: aortic arteriosclerosis, aortic stenosis, cardiac murmur, inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, abdominal pain upper, blood pressure increased. Movicolon dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Minirin (0.2 Milligram(s);daily;oral)
  • Thyroxin
  • Prev Meds
Patient was hospitalized.

Coma, Respiratory Depression (7273913-3)
on Jan 25, 2011 Female from SWITZERLAND , 89 years of age, was treated with Movicol. After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: coma, respiratory depression. Movicol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Dormicum
  • Amlodipine
  • Calcimagon D3
  • Trittico
  • Torem
  • Aprovel
  • Paspertin
  • Temgesic Sublingual
Patient was hospitalized.

Syncope (7269349-1)
Patient was taking Movicolon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: syncope on Jan 19, 2011 from NETHERLANDS Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 156.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • prophylaxis
  • multiple myeloma
and. Movicolon dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Thalidomide
  • Prednisone
  • Thalidomide
  • Melphalan
  • Ascal
  • Pantazol
  • Pcm
Patient was hospitalized.

Alveolitis, Influenza Virus Test Positive, Pulmonary Fibrosis (7268287-8)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 26, 2011 by a Male taking Movicolon (Dosage: Unk) . Location: NETHERLANDS , 69 years of age, weighting 160.9 lb, Patient felt the following Movicol side effects: alveolitis, influenza virus test positive, pulmonary fibrosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ascal (1 Unk, 1x/day)
  • Diltiazem Hcl (60 Unk, 3x/day)
  • Tramadol
  • Pantozol (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Lyrica (300 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Acenocoumarol
  • Oxycontin
  • Metformin Hcl (1 Unk, 2x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Angioedema (7246774-6)
on Jan 12, 2011 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
  • infection
  • hypertension
  • arrhythmia
  • anxiety
  • dyspepsia
and was treated with Movicol. After Movicol was administered, patient encountered several Movicol side effects: angioedema. Movicol dosage: 1 Df, Qd.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ciprofloxacin (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Bendrofluazide (2.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Flecainide (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Zopiclone
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (10 Mg, Qd)


Night Sweats, Thrombosis, Hot Flush, Endocarditis Bacterial (7235605-6)
on Jan 18, 2011 Male from NETHERLANDS , weighting 149.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
  • prostate cancer
  • hypertension
and was treated with Movicolon. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Movicol side effects: night sweats, thrombosis, hot flush, endocarditis bacterial. Movicolon dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lucrin Depot 30 Mg
  • Adalat
  • Acenocoumarol (According To Schedule)
  • Enalapril
Patient was hospitalized.

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