What are Fybogel Original Sachet Drinks?
These Fybogel sachets are a form of treatment that works to reduce the effects of constipation. Fybogel contains the active ingredient, Ispaghula Husk, which helps bulk-forming in the gut in order to help ease constipation. Bulk-forming works by increasing the amount of water that is absorbed by the stools in the gut. This increase in water helps to move them along in the digestive system. Fybogel Original can be used in a diet where an increase in fibre is necessary. These sachets can also be used if you suffer from haemorrhoids to help maintain normal bowel movement.
What causes constipation?
Constipation is a common condition that can affect anyone. The cause of the condition isn’t always obvious, but there are several potential causes which include:
- Not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables, and cereals
- Not drinking enough fluids
- Not exercising
- Ignoring the need to go to the toilet
- A change in diet or daily routine
Constipation can be also a condition that occurs during pregnancy or after birth.
Who are these Fybogel sachets suitable for?
These sachets are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 6 and over. They should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients that are contained in the sachets. Do not use these sachets if any of the following apply to you:
- A sudden change in a bowel movement that has persisted for more than 2 weeks
- Suffering from a blockage in the bowel
- Have a bowel weakness
- Have difficulty swallowing
If you are using any medication for any other condition, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these sachets?
These sachets are suitable to be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should Fybogel Original Sachet Drinks be used?
Fill a glass with 240ml of water and applied the dosage of Fybogel needed. The recommended dosages are:
- Children 6-12 – Take half to one 5ml spoonful depending on the size and age of the child. Use them in the morning and evenings after a meal.
- Children aged 12 and over and adults – Use one sachet in the morning and another in the evening, preferably after a meal.
If symptoms persist or worsen, or there are no bowel movements after 3 days of use, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
There are potential side effects to using these sachets, as it is a medicine. Potential side effects include an allergic reaction, which can cause side effects such as a rash or swelling. If you notice any side effect, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice. You can also record a side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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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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