What are Ispaghula Husk Orange Sachets?
Ispaghula Husk sachets are a treatment for constipation that helps to restore the body’s natural bowel movements. The active ingredient in these sachets is an ispaghula husk, which is a natural ingredient that contains fibre and also works as a mild laxative.
What is constipation?
Constipation is a condition that is felt when bowel movements slow down or stop completely, causing pain and discomfort in the gut. Constipation can be caused by a number of different conditions, which include:
- A lack of fibre in the diet
- Not drinking enough liquids
- A lack of exercise
- Changing the diet
- Stress and anxiety
In rarer cases, constipation can be caused by a medical condition.
Who are these 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 contained in the sachets. Do not use if you have been suffering from constipation for longer than 2 weeks, or a blockage in the bowel. If you are using any other type of medication, then 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 when pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are unsure though, speak to a medical professional.
How should Ispaghula Husk Orange Sachets be used?
Adults and children aged 12 and over should use one sachet and add it to a glass of water. Stir thoroughly before using and take at meal time. For children aged 6-12, use a different amount of granules depending on age and size. For advice, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you are unsure on how much to use. Use for as long as needed, which should be no more than 2 weeks.
Are there any side effects?
There is a chance of side effects when using these sachets. Potential side effects include flatulence and bloating as a result of the fibre increase, though these should reduce as use increases. There is also a chance of side effects as a result of an allergic reaction. If you notice any side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect 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.
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