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Generic Name: Ispaghula
Product Name: Fybogel

Indication of Fybogel

May help to relieve constipation and maintain bowel regularity.

Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.

Action of Fybogel

Fybogel is made of a natural substance called Ispaghula husk, which has a great capacity to absorb water. When taken orally, it travels to the colon without being absorbed into the bloodstream. Once in the colon, it attracts and absorbs water, which helps to soften stools. Healthy bacteria that live in the colon also feed on Ispaghula and their increasing numbers also help to make the faeces softer and easier to evacuate.

Dose advice of Fybogel

Dose information

  • Fybogel powder should always be mixed with water and taken as a drink straight away.
  • Available in regular or orange flavour.
  • Bulking agents such as Fybogel are the only laxatives acceptable for long-term use.

Mix the following with water and take immediately, preferably after meals:

  • Adults and children >12 years: – 1 sachet morning and evening.
  • Children <12 years: – 1/2 sachet morning and evening.
  • Children < 6 years: – Seek medical advice before using Fybogel in children under the age of 6.

Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use this product, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.


  • Intestinal obstruction.
  • Colon atony (e.g: senile megacolon).
  • Known hypersensitivity to ispaghula, aspartame or saccharin sodium.

Specific considerations

  • Phenylketonurics should be warned that Fybogel is sweetened with a product that contains phenylalanine.

Pregnancy and lactation

  • Ispaghula husk is not absorbed into the system so Fybogel is safe for use in pregnancy and lactation.

If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.

Schedule of Fybogel

Unscheduled. Fybogel is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.

Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 17 August, 2017

Created by: myVMC