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Isphagula husk, also known as psyllium, is a natural fibre that works as a bulk-forming laxative, perfect for those times when you need a little extra help to get things moving.
Ispaghula powder is available in a range of delicious flavours from trusted brands like Fybogel and Manevac, so you can choose the best fibre drink for you.
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Is ispaghula husk suitable for those with IBS?
Ispaghula husk can be used by those who suffer with IBS and it can be used alongside most other IBS remedies, such as Buscopan.
However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any two medications together, and make sure to read the patient information leaflets that come with your medications carefully to be sure that they’re safe to use at the same time.
Can I use ispaghula husk if I’m pregnant?
Does ispaghula husk have side effects?
Like all medications, ispaghula husk can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Flatulence and bloating during the first few days of treatment, this should lessen the more you take it
- Symptoms of allergic reaction, e.g. skin rash or hives, itchiness, redness, shortness of breath. If you experience any signs of extreme allergic reaction while taking this or any other product, seek medical help right away.
- Stomach pain or cramps
For more information about the side effects of your medication, please read the patient information leaflet carefully, and speak to your doctor or pharmacist if necessary.
Is ispaghula husk suitable for children?
Ispaghula husk can be used by children, however, children under the age of 6 should only be given this remedy under medical supervision.
If you’re giving ispaghula husk to your child, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before giving them the product for the first time, to be sure that it’s the best possible remedy for them.
Follow the instructions given by your doctor, pharmacist, or the manufacturer of the product carefully, paying close attention to age guidelines.