What is Fybogel Hi-Fibre Orange?
Fybogel Hi-Fibre is an easy and convenient way to increase fibre in your diet which can help your digestive system to work more efficiently and gently relieve constipation. It works naturally with your body and takes care of constipation without straining, discomfort or unnatural urgency, helping to restore and maintain regularity. This product can also be used to help maintain normal bowel function if you suffer from haemorrhoids.
Why is fibre important?
There is strong evidence that eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. A diet rich in fibre can also help digestion and prevent constipation. Fibre bulks up stools and makes them softer, therefore, easier to pass, which makes waste move through the digestive tract more quickly.
Research has increasingly shown how important the bacteria is to our health and it has been suggested that a fibre-rich diet can help increase the good bacteria in our gut.
How does Fybogel work?
Fybogel 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. Fybogel contains the active ingredient- Ispaghula Husk which helps to relieve constipation by increasing faecal mass which stimulates the passing of stools.
Can you take this product with other medicines?
Do NOT take this medicine if you are taking other medicines which may cause constipation (e.g. codeine or morphine).
Do NOT take Fybogel Hi-Fibre Orange within 30 min to an hour before or after the following medicines:
- Insulin – If you are diabetic and use insulin, you may need to reduce your dose of insulin, if you take Fybogel Hi-Fibre Orange with meals
- Medicines for thyroid problems – Your doctor may need to change the dose of the thyroid hormones you are taking
Take care if you have phenylketonuria (an inherited genetic disorder) as this product contains aspartame which is a source of phenylalanine.
How to take Fybogel
This product is for oral use. Always take this medicine exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as described by your doctor or Chemist 4U pharmacist.
Fill a glass with approximately 240ml of cold water. Pour in the required amount (see dosage). Stir well and drink straight away, preferably after meals.
Adults and children over 12 years: Take one sachet in the morning and one in the evening preferably after meals.
Children aged 6 – 12 years: Take half to 1 level 5ml 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
Do NOT take this product without water. This product should be taken at least 30 mins before or after taking other medicines and should not be taken immediately before going to sleep.
When NOT to take this product
Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if:
- You have a sudden change in bowel habit that has persisted for more than two weeks
- You are suffering from a blockage of the bowel (intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction)
- If you have a weakness of the bowel wall
- The speed in which material moves through your gut has always been slow (naturally occurring reduced gut motility)
- You have difficulty in swallowing or any throat problems
Seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist 4U pharmacist if
- You are suffering from undiagnosed rectal bleeding and unable to pass stools following the use of laxatives
- Your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 days
Always read the leaflet included with this product before use for full information and to ensure this product is suitable for you.
Like all medicines, Fybogel can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them.
This product can cause allergic reactions, if symptoms of an allergic reaction occur, discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Due to the increased fibre intake of your diet, you may experience flatulence (wind) or bloating during the first few days of taking this product, which should lessen as you continue to take it.
See the patient information leaflet for full information on possible side effects.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Each single dose sachet contain 3.5 g Ispaghula Husk.
Other ingredients are potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, riboflavine sodium phosphate, beta-carotene, aspartame (E951), orange flavour, saccharin sodium, polysorbate 80 and silica colloidal anhydrous.
What Can I do if My Baby or Child is Constipated?
Have you gone to change your baby and found that the little present they usually leave for you in their nappy just isn’t there?
Or maybe your child is finding it difficult to go to the toilet and tries to avoid pooping like the plague?
Your child could be suffering with constipation, and today we’re going to find out what that is, why it’s happening, and what you can do to help.
Don’t you just hate blockages? Whether it is in the nose and you struggle to breathe through it and smell, or whether it is a traffic jam caused by an accident that leaves you stuck on the road, they are a pain.
The same can be said about constipation, a simple blockage in the digestive system that can cause a lot of problems. To find the solution to constipation, first, you need to know the cause.
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