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Ispaghula Husk

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Bulk laxative Fybogel

Ispaghula Husk - What is it for

​This medication is used to increase fibre in your diet and can be used to treat constipation as well as maintain a normal bowel function.

Ispaghula Husk - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Ispaghula Husk cause?

  • ​Ispaghula husk may cause wind or bloating, especially during the first few days you take it.

Consult your healthcare professional if the symptoms do not go away or become bothersome.

Consult your healthcare professional if you have bleeding from the anus.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Ispaghula Husk, what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
  • You have phenylketonuria as some ispaghula preparations are sweetened with aspartame.
  • You have or had history of bowel obstruction (blockage in the small or large intestine)

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Ispaghula Husk?

​Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.

Ispaghula Husk - Dosage and How to Use

How should Ispaghula Husk be used?

  • ​Take your medication as instructed by your healthcare professional.
  • You may take this medication after meals with plenty of water. Avoid taking right before going to bed.
  • Stir the contents of each sachet in a glass of room temperature water (about 150ml) and drink immediately after mixing.

Consult your healthcare professional if your symptoms do not go away. The full effect of this preparation may take a few days to develop.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is too near to your next dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Ispaghula Husk - Handling

How should I handle Ispaghula Husk safely?

Ispaghula Husk - Storage

How should I store Ispaghula Husk?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

How should I dispose of Ispaghula Husk safely?

​Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.

Ispaghula Husk - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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