What is Fybogel and what is it used for?
Fybogel Sachets provide natural relief from constipation; the high-fibre granules dissolve quickly in water for a tasty drink. This sugar- and gluten-free treatment contains natural ispaghula husk fibre, which helps maintain regularity.
Fybogel sachets are available in three different flavours; orange, lemon, and plain. All of the flavours come in boxes of 30 sachets. Fybogel is manufactured by Forum Health and marketed by Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare.
Fybogel is used for:
- Relieving constipation.
- Regulating bowel movements and making stool easier to pass.
- Maintaining normal bowel function in people with an ileostomy or colostomy, chronic diarrhoea due to diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.
Fybogel treats constipation and softens stools. It naturally stimulates the bowel and is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Fybogel can take up to three days to show an effect.
How does Fybogel work?
Fybogel contains the active ingredient Ispaghula husk, which is a bulk-forming laxative. It is a type of fibre that swells when it comes into contact with fluid in the gut and increases faecal volume. The increased mass in the bowel stimulates muscles in the walls of the intestines to push the contents along, which helps relieve constipation. Digestive improvement can take up to three days.
Alternatives to Fybogel
Drinking plenty of fluids, regular exercise and a diet rich in vegetables and fibre are simple lifestyle changes that help with constipation. Lack of dietary fibre is one of the main causes of bowel irregularity, Fybogel Sachets (or other bulk-forming laxatives like Normacol) can help combat this and relieve discomfort. Fybogel contains no chemical stimulants.
Fybogel Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5652.pdf