Fybogel Mebeverine

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Fybogel Mebeverine

Used for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Maintains normal bowel function
  • Easy-to-take soluble solution
  • Reduces IBS symptoms
From £6.99

Fybogel Mebeverine provides natural relief from symptoms of abdominal pain and bowel dysfunction associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The sachets dissolve quickly in water for a pleasant tasting drink.

This sugar and gluten-free treatment contains mebeverine hydrochloride and natural ispaghula or psyllium husk fibre to help improve the digestive system and maintain regularity. Psyllium husks are a portion of seeds of a plant called Plantago ovata, which belongs to the plantain family. This product remains undigested in the gut where it absorbs water and produces slime, thereby increasing the volume and softness of stool and making it easier to pass.

Fybogel mebeverine contains two active ingredients: psyllium husk, a bulk-forming laxative, and mebeverine, an antispasmodic.

Psyllium is a type of fibre. It is used to treat constipation and can also be used in the maintenance of normal bowel function in various bowel disorders. Psyllium swells when it comes into contact with fluid in the gut and thus increases the volume of the faeces. It is not absorbed into the body. The increased mass in bowel stimulates the muscles in the walls of the bowel to push the content of the bowel along, which helps relieve constipation. It can take a few days of taking the medicine for the bowel movement to be improved.

Mebeverine works by relaxing the muscle in the walls of the intestine. This relieves painful muscle spasms in the gut and reduces related symptoms like colicky abdominal pain and cramps, bloating, wind, and diarrhoea alternating with constipation.

Fybogel Mebeverine is effective in providing natural relief to the symptoms of pain and bowel dysfunction associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

Fybogel Mebeverine consists of two active ingredients, both of which contribute to the relief of IBS. Psyllium husk provides treatment to constipation by helping in maintaining normal bowel function. Mebeverine is effective in relaxing the muscle in the walls of the intestines to relieve painful muscle spasms in the gut and reduces related symptoms like colicky abdominal pain and cramps, bloating, wind, and diarrhoea alternating with constipation.

You should consult your doctor before using Fybogel Mebeverine if this is the first time that you have had symptoms of IBS, if you have developed new symptoms, or your symptoms got worse.

Adults and adolescents over the age of 12 years should take one sachet half an hour before breakfast and one sachet half an hour before the evening meal. A third dose may be taken half an hour before lunch if necessary.

Each sachet of granules should be stirred into a glass of cold water and drunk straight away.

Do not take Fybogel Mebeverine without water. It is necessary that each dose of the granules is stirred into a glass of water before taking. Taking the granules without water will cause blockage in the gut. It is also important that enough liquid should be drunk throughout the day.

Do not take Fybogel Mebeverine shortly before going to bed.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms get worse, or if you get any new symptoms while using the medication.

Adults and adolescents over the age of 12 should take one sachet of the medicine 30 minutes before breakfast and another sachet 30 minutes before the evening meal. If necessary, another sachet should be taken 30 minutes before lunch.

Medicines and their side effects can affect individual users in different ways. If side effects are possible, it does not mean that everyone that uses the medication will experience the side effects.

The following are the possible side effects of Fybogel Mebeverine:

  • Flatulence and bloating due to excess gas in the stomach and intestines during the first few days of taking the medicine. The condition should improve with continued use.
  • Allergic reactions such as rashes, hives, or severe swelling of lips, face or tongue. Immediately stop taking the medication upon experiencing this rare side effects and see your doctor right away.

Even if you are diagnosed with IBS by a doctor, you should see a doctor before you start using this medication if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are 40 years old or over
  • You have blood in your stools
  • You have lost your appetite and your weight
  • You are feeling sick or vomiting
  • You have severe constipation
  • You have fever
  • You have recently traveled to another country
  • You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • You are a woman with unusual bleeding or discharge from your vagina
  • You have difficulty or pain when urinating

The following individuals should not take Fybogel Mebeverine:

  • Children under the age of 12.
  • Those with inactivity in the intestines or a blockage in the gut.
  • Those with compressed and hardened faces causing a blockage of the bowel
  • Those with weakness in the muscle of the bowel wall.
  • Those who are allergic to any ingredient of the medicine.
  • Fybogel contains aspartame and may not be suited for those with an inherited disorder of protein metabolism called phenylketonuria.

Psyllium husk is safe to use during pregnancy, the safety of mebeverine has not been fully established. For this reason, this medicine is not usually recommended for women who are pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking Fybogel Mebeverine you should stop taking it and see your doctor.

Psyllium is safe to use for breastfeeding but the safety of mebeverine is not established. It is not known if mebeverine passes into breast milk. The use of this medicine is not recommended for use by women who are breastfeeding.

Fybogel mebeverine is not known to affect other medicines. However, it will be best if you check first with your doctor the use of this medicine if you are taking other medicines, including those bought without prescriptions and herbal medicines.

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