Fiberlax Effervescent Granules: Each 5.4 gm of Fiberlax effervescent granules contain 3.5 gm of Ispaghula Husk BP.
Ispaghula Husk also referred to as Psyllium is derived from the husks of the seeds of Plantago ovata. It contains up to 70% of soluble and 30% of insoluble fibers. Ispaghula Husk is capable of absorbing up to 40 times of water of its own weight and part of its activity can be attributed to its action as a simple bulking agent. It swells as it absorbs water in the bowel and the increased bulk in the bowel helps regulate bowel movement. It also softens stools and makes them pass through the bowel more easily which helps relieve constipation. Soluble fiber content of Ispaghula Husk has the ability to bind with bile acids - an important component in the digestion of fat found in our body from cholesterol. This process lowers circulating blood cholesterol level by excretion of those fats.
Fiberlax is indicated for constipation, chronic constipation, pregnancy induced constipation. It is also indicated for for the management of bowel function in patients with colostomy, ileostomy, haemorrhoids, anal fissure.
"Adults and children over 12 years: One level spoonful (supplied) Fiberlax in morning and evening. Children aged 6 to 12 years: Half to one level spoonful (supplied) Fiberlax, depending on age and size, in morning and evening. Children
under 6 years: To be taken only when prescribed by a doctor. Half level spoonful (supplied)
Fiberlax, depending on age and size"
The drug is contraindicated if patients are allergic to it, in cases of intestinal obstruction,faecal impaction and if patient has phenylketonuria.
Do not take Ispaghula Husk without water. It is important that each dose of granules is stirred into a glass of water before taking. Do not take this medicine just before going to bed.
Safe during pregnancy.