FYBOGEL

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Fybogel is one of a group of drugs called bulk forming laxatives. It is a source of natural fibre which helps to regulate bowel function. These drugs are designed to attract water into your stools, making them softer and easier to pass, thus reducing constipation.

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IBS is a common condition that affects the digestive system.
It causes symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.
It’s usually a lifelong problem. It can be very frustrating to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life.
There’s no cure, but diet changes and medicines can often help control the symptoms.
The exact cause is unknown – it’s been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress, and a family history of IBS.

Symptoms

Common IBS symptoms
The main symptoms of IBS are:

stomach pain or cramps – usually worse after eating and better after doing a poo
bloating – your tummy may feel uncomfortably full and swollen
diarrhoea – you may have watery poo and sometimes need to poo suddenly
constipation – you may strain when pooing and feel like you can’t empty your bowels fully
There may be days when your symptoms are better and days when they’re worse (flare-ups). They may be triggered by food or drink.

farting (flatulence)
passing mucus from your bottom
tiredness and a lack of energy
feeling sick (nausea)
backache
problems peeing – like needing to pee often, sudden urges to pee, and feeling like you can’t fully empty your bladder
not always being able to control when you poo (incontinence)
See a GP if you think you might have IBS
They can check for IBS and do some tests to rule out other problems

What can trigger IBS symptoms

IBS flare-ups can happen for no obvious reason.

Sometimes they have a trigger like:

alcohol
caffeine
certain foods – such as spicy or fatty food
stress and anxiety
Other symptoms of IBS

Ask for an urgent appointment if you have:
lost a lot of weight for no reason
bleeding from your bottom or bloody diarrhoea
a hard lump or swelling in your tummy
shortness of breath, noticeable heartbeats (palpitations) and pale skin
These could be signs of something more serious.

Diet, lifestyle and medicines

There’s no single diet or medicine that works for everyone with IBS. But there are lots of things that can help if you’ve been diagnosed with it.

General tips to relieve IBS symptoms
Do
cook homemade meals using fresh ingredients when you can
keep a diary of what you eat and any symptoms you get – try to avoid things that trigger your IBS
try to find ways to relax
get plenty of exercise
try probiotics for a month to see if they help
Don’t
delay or skip meals
eat too quickly
eat lots of fatty, spicy or processed foods
eat more than 3 portions of fresh fruit a day (a portion is 80g)
drink more than 3 cups of tea or coffee a day
drink lots of alcohol or fizzy drinks
You can buy a card or key from The IBS Network shop or Disability Rights UK shop that can help you access public toilets if you get symptoms while away from home.

How to ease bloating, cramps and farting
eat oats (such as porridge) regularly
eat up to 1 tablespoon of linseeds a day
avoid foods that are hard to digest – like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, beans, onions and dried fruit
avoid products containing a sweetener called sorbitol
ask a pharmacist about medicines that can help, like Buscopan or peppermint oil

Product Description

Fybogel contains the active substance Ispaghula Husk. It is an easy and convenient way to increase the bre in your diet helping your digestive system work more efficiently and gently relieving constipation the natural way. As it works naturally with your body, it takes care of constipation without undue straining, discomfort or unnatural urgency, helping to restore and maintain regularity.
Ispaghula can be used whenever increased bre is needed in your diet to relieve constipation; including constipation during pregnancy. It can also be used to help maintain normal bowel function if you suffer from haemorrhoids (piles).

Do not take Fybogel if you are

• You are allergic to Ispaghula husk
• You have a sudden change in bowel habit that has persisted for more than two weeks
• You are suffering from a blockage of the bowel (intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction)
• If you have a weakness of the bowel wall (colonic atony)
• The speed in which material moves through your gut has always been slow (naturally occurring reduced gut motility).
• You have difficulty in swallowing or any throat problems

• You have phenylketonuria (an inherited genetic disorder) as this product
contains aspartame, a source of phenylalanine.
• You are suffering from an undiagnosed rectal bleeding and unable to pass
stools following the use of laxatives.
• Your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 days
• You have difficulty in swallowing or any throat problems.

How to take

Fill a glass with approximately 240ml cold water. Pour in the required amount (see dosage below).
Stir well and drink straight away, preferably after meals.
Do not take without water. This product should be taken at least 30 mins before or after taking other medicines and should not be taken
immediately before going to sleep.
Adults and children over 12 years: Take one sachet in the morning and one in
the evening, preferably after meals.

Children aged 6 to 12 years: Take half to one level 5 ml spoonful depending on
size and age, morning and evening, preferably after meals.
Children under 6 years: Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
If symptoms worsen or if there is no bowel movement after 3 days of treatment,
consult a doctor.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybodygets them.
This product can cause allergic reactions with symptoms including difficulty in breathing, wheezing or coughing, skin rash, itching and a sudden life-threatening allergic reaction.
This product contains allergens and it is possible to come into contact with them via skin, inhalation or when taking the product by mouth and may cause red or itchy eyes, runny or blocked nose and a skin rash.

If symptoms appear, you should immediately contact your doctor or pharmacist. Due to the increased bre intake of your diet you may experience wind (flatulence) or bloating during the next few days of taking this product,
which should lessen as you continue to take it.

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