What is Fybogel?
Fybogel contains the active substance Ispaghula Husk. It is an easy and convenient way to increase the fibre in your diet helping your digestive system work more efficiently and gently relieving constipation the natural way. As it works naturally with your body, it takes care of constipation without undue straining, discomfort or unnatural urgency, helping to restore and maintain regularity.
Ispaghula can be used whenever increased fibre is needed in your diet to relieve constipation; including constipation during pregnancy. It can also be used to help maintain normal bowel function if you suffer from haemorrhoids (piles).
Do not take Fybogel if you have a:
allergic response to Ispaghula husk
sudden change in bowel habit that has persisted for more than two weeks
blockage of the bowel (intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction)
weakness of the bowel wall (colonic atony)
naturally occurring reduced gut motility
difficulty in swallowing or any throat problems
phenylketonuria (an inherited genetic disorder) as this product contains aspartame, a source of phenylalanine.
undiagnosed rectal bleeding and unable to pass stools following the use of laxatives.
symptoms that worsen or do not improve after 3 days
difficulty in swallowing or any throat problems.
How to take Fybogel
Fill a glass with approximately 240ml cold water. Pour in the required Fybogel amount (see dosage below). Stir well and drink straight away, preferably after meals. Do not take without water. Fybogel should be taken at least 30 mins before or after taking other medicines and should not be taken immediately before going to sleep.
Different Ages –
Adults and children over 12 years:
Take one sachet in the morning and one in the evening, preferably after meals.
Children aged 6 to 12 years:
Take half to one level 5 ml spoonful depending on size and age, morning and evening, preferably after meals.
Children under 6 years:
Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
If symptoms worsen or if there is no bowel movement after 3 days of treatment, consult a doctor.