Ispaghula husk is a laxative that helps you to work through your constipation and get you more regular.
You can pick up ispaghula husk granules or powder, available in tubs or handy sachets that contain the right amount to make your ispaghula husk drink.
Drink it down with plenty of water for a gentle laxative that will help you to regain regularity.
You can find ispaghula husk in products from Fybogel and Manevac, in both normal and high fibre formulations, and can take your pick from orange, lemon, and natural flavours.
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Ispaghula husk is a type of laxative known as a bulk laxative.
This means it helps to ease constipation by making your poo bulkier, which helps to stimulate your bowels.
This stimulation encourages a bowel movement, helping it to pass comfortably and relieving your constipation within 2 – 3 days.
This is ideal for those who are suffering with constipation or irregular bowel movements, which can be caused by pregnancy, IBS, haemorrhoids or other medical conditions.
Ispaghula husk is usually suitable for those who are pregnant and suffering with constipation.
However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, so you can be sure your medicine is safe for you and your baby.
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.
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.
Like all medications, ispaghula husk can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
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.