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Fybogel Mebeverine is a granule medication that contains two ingredients, mebeverine, and psyllium husks. While the mebeverine helps to treat abdominal cramps, the husks are designed to support the movement of waste in the bowels. Used together, these two substances can be helpful at reducing the symptoms associated with constipation.
What is Fybogel Mebeverine?
Fybogel Mebeverine is a fruit-flavored granule medication that contains the active ingredients psyllium husks and Mebevrine. Psyllium husks are a kind of plant-based fibre. They’re used to address the issue of constipation, and support people in maintaining normal bowel function when they suffer from various bowel disorders.
When it comes into contact with fluid in the gut, Fybogel Mebeverine swells, which helps to increase the volume of faeces. The medication is not absorbed fully into the body. Increased volume in the bowel can help to stimulate the muscles of the intestines, which encourages them to move waste along and relieve constipation. However, it can take a while of taking this mediation before you will begin to notice any results.
While the plant fibers in this substance increase the bulk of your waste, the Mebeverine is suitable for relaxing the muscles and walls of the intestines. This means that you won’t get the cramps associated with constipation. You may also find that the antispasmodic medication in Fybogel Mebeverine helps to reduce symptoms like wind and bloating, as well as diarrhea that alternates with periods of constipation.
When is Fybogel Mebeverine used?
Fybogel Mebeverine is a common and well-tolerated treatment for constipation that can be prescribed by a doctor or consultant. It is given to help treat constipation and the various symptoms that are associated with an inability to evacuate the bowels, including stomach pains, cramping and bloating.
Fybogel Mebeverine is available in both a fruit flavored and plain version, which can be mixed with water to create a fibre-rich drink. The two active ingredients in Fybogel Mebeverine work together to soften your feces and reduce cramps. Additionally, some doctors and consultants will prescribe Fybogel Mebeverine to help keep the bowel movements of people with certain chronic conditions healthy. For instance, you may be given Fybogel Mebeverine if you have irritable bowel system. People with IBS or irritable bowel usually have trouble with diarrhea and constipation, as well as flatulence and abdominal cramping.
How do you use Fybogel Mebeverine?
Fybogel Mebeverine is a granule medication that comes in ready-to-use sachets. Before you use this medicine, make sure that you pay attention to the instructions provided by your consultant. At the same time, it is a good idea to read the instructions provided with Fybogel Mebeverine, so you know how to take the substance safely. Adults and adolescents over the age of 12 can take one sachet of Fybogel Mebeverine mixed with water. It is important to mix the substance thoroughly with water before you use it.
Fybogel Mebeverine can be mixed into 150 ml of water – or about a quarter of a pint. You will need to drink the mixture straight away before you begin using it. Make sure that you don’t take this medication without the water, otherwise you risk increasing the blockage in your gut. It’s also a good idea to ensure that you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day when using Fybogel Mebeverine.
Ideally, Fybogel Mebeverine is best taken an hour or so before breakfast, and an hour or so before your evening meal. If Fybogel Mebeverine makes you feel nauseous or sick, don’t take it with food. Consult your doctor if after using Fybogel Mebeverine for two weeks your symptoms do not improve. You should also speak to a professional if your symptoms get worse or you begin to get new symptoms when using Fybogel Mebeverine.
What dosages are there?
Fybogel Mebeverine is a relatively well tolerated medication. However, when you are unsure whether this substance is suitable for you, it might be a good idea to start with a low dose and work your way up. The dosage that you are given of Fybogel Mebeverine will depend on a number of things, including the severity of your condition, and your age.
The typical dose given for constipation is around one sachet of granules taken twice per day for adults over the age of 13. Children between the ages of 6 to 12 can take a single spoonful of granules twice per day. Under the age of 6 years, children should only take this substance under medical supervision.
It is not a good idea to take Fybogel Mebeverine for extended periods of time without the permission of your doctor. Your doctor will determine how long you should take Fybogel Mebeverine for.
What are the side effects of Fybogel Mebeverine?
Though Fybogel Mebeverine is a very safe medication that rarely causes a lot of dangerous results, it’s important to note that all medications can come with unintended side effects. Medicines affect different people in different ways. Reading through the medication leaflet that comes with Fybogel Mebeverine will give you a more comprehensive idea of the kind of side effects that you can expect with this medication. Keep in mind that just because a side effect is stated, doesn’t mean that you will experience it.
Fybogel Mebeverine doesn’t cause many common side effects. The most likely symptoms that you will have after taking this medication include bloating, general stomachache and nausea. This is caused by the excess gas in your stomach during the first few days when you are using this medication. Usually, these symptoms will go away on their own with continued use. Additionally, your symptoms will decrease as your constipation is treated. Speak to a doctor or pharmacist if the side effects of your treatment worsen or persist.
In very rare circumstances it is possible to have an allergic reaction to this medication. You may notice this reaction in the form of a rash on your skin, hives, or severe swelling around the tongue, face, throat or lips. If you do notice an allergic reaction it is crucial that you stop taking this medication immediately and seek medical attention.
If you have any other side effects aside from the ones listed above, speak to a doctor.
When shouldn't you use Fybogel Mebeverine?
Most people will be able to use Fybogel Mebeverine without any negative side effects. You should speak to your consultant about your medical background before you begin taking this medication and answer any questions that they might have about your history or condition. If this is the first time that you are taking a treatment for constipation, you may need to be extra cautious.
Sometimes, it may not be safe to take Fybogel Mebeverine if you have other symptoms aside from constipation, including blood in your stool, feeling sick or vomiting, loss of appetite, you’re pale or tired, or you have a fever. Do not take this medication without approval if you have lost your appetite, recently travelled abroad, or you are pregnant.
If you are a woman having unusual discharge or bleeding from your vagina, see a doctor before using this substance. Additionally, seek advice if you have pain or difficulty urinating.
Fybogel Mebeverine might not be appropriate for people over the age of 60 or those under the age of 12, unless a doctor approves the medication. You should not take Fybogel Mebeverine if you:
- Have a blockage in the gut or inactivity in the intestines;
- Children under 12;
- Are someone with weakness in the bowel wall;
- Are someone with hardened or compressed feces;
- Are someone who is allergic to the ingredients of Fybogel Mebeverine;
- If you have a protein metabolism disorder called phenylketonuria.
Does Fybogel Mebeverine interact with any other medications?
Some medications can interact poorly with the other substances that you are using to treat various conditions. It is important that you speak to your consultant about all the substances that you are using already before you begin using Fybogel Mebeverine. This includes making sure that your consultant is aware of any prescription medications that you have been given by other doctors, as well as over the counter medications you are taking.
Make sure that you tell your consultant if you are using any herbal supplements, and do not begin using more or less of a certain substance when you are using Fybogel Mebeverine without the approval of your doctor. At this time, Fybogel Mebeverine is not known to interact negatively with other medications. However, you should double check to make sure.
It is not a good idea to take Fybogel Mebeverine with other forms of medicine intended to treat constipation. Taking too much of a similar medicine like this at once can increase your chances of dangerous side effects like diarrhea, sickness, and dehydration. If you are using other medications already to treat constipation, check to find out which substance you should continue using, and when you should stop using the other drug. You may need to give the other drug time to exit your system before you can begin using Fybogel Mebeverine.
Where can you buy Fybogel Mebeverine?
Fybogel Mebeverine is available to buy online and offline with a prescription. If you wish to get a dose of Fybogel Mebeverine, you will need to complete a consultation with one of our experts. Once your consultation is complete, we can have a prescription sent to a local pharmacy for you within three working days, so you can collect it.
Can you get Fybogel Mebeverine without a prescription?
Fybogel Mebeverine is not available without a prescription. You should not take this substance without checking whether it is the right treatment for you.
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