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Ispaghula Husk

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

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 - 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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