Ispaghula Husk Orange 10Constipation can be caused by a poor diet, not drinking enough water, or not going to the toilet as soon as you feel the need to. Pregnancy, a lack of exercise or movement (such as being ill in bed) and some medicines, including some painkillers, can also cause constipation. Increasing the amount of fibre (such as bran) in your diet and drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day can effectively prevent or relieve constipation.
You will have been recommended ispaghula husk for constipation if you cannot increase the fibre in your diet or if this is insufficient. Ispaghula husk works by increasing the bulk of the stools, which encourages the bowels to move the stools through the digestive system thus relieving constipation.This bulking action means that it can also be used to help treat diarrhoea and to help regulate the passage of food through the gut in people with certain long-term bowel disorders such as an ileostomy, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. Ispaghula husk may sometimes be used in a combination preparation with mebeverine. Mebeverine is an anti-spasmodic which is used to relieve spasms in the gut. This particular Ispaghula Husk is flavoured with orange flavouring to improve the taste.
Mix one sachet in about 150ml (quarter pint) of cool water, stir briskly and drink immediately. Follow with an additional glass of liquid.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take as directed above, one to three times a day. Please ensure a minimum of 6-8 glasses of water are consumed daily when increasing dietary fibre.
Irradiated ispaghula husk (Plantago ovato) 3.5g, pregelatinsed starch, citric acid monohydrate, natural flavouring, sweetener (aspartame), colour (beta-carotene). Suitable for vegetarians.
If taking any medication, please wait one hour before taking Ispaghula Husk Orange. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a doctor before taking this product. Contains a source of phenylalanine. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Consult your doctor before taking this product if you have or have had bowel obstruction, diabetes, severe stomach pain for several hours with vomiting, difficulty in swallowing or breathing or any throat problems.
Consult your doctor if you are under medical supervision or are allergic to any of the ingredients.
If you experience any ill effects following use of this product, please discontinue use immediately and consult a doctor.