Fybogel Mebeverine is a powdered medication commonly prescribed for the treatment of constipation. Developed and marketed by Reckitt Benckiser pharmaceutical company, this medicine is designed to be mixed with water into a drinkable solution which is then consumed by the patient. Over the years, Fybogel Mebeverine has achieved significant success, proving to be highly adept at mitigating the symptoms of IBS, including constipation. With just two applications per day (usually, once in the morning and once in the evening), this treatment can cause significant improvements fairly quickly. And for those more severe cases, the doctor might even recommend a third dose that is to be taken around midday.
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Constipation is a relatively common condition, with most people experiencing it at least once over the course of their lives. Characterised by significantly decreased frequency of bowel movements and subsequent dryness and hardness of the stools due to increase in water absorption in the intestine, constipation can be rather uncomfortable condition, but is rarely considered to be dangerous. Most commonly, those affected will notice feelings of bloatedness and occasional stomach pain.
Constipation can be caused by numerous factors, including poor dietary habits, lack of fluid intake and underlying medical conditions such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). The root cause of the condition, its severity and the potential presence of other medical conditions will be the central variables that the doctor will use in order to determine whether prescription medication is necessary for each specific case of constipation. Milder cases will usually require no medical intervention and can be remedied by increasing fibre intake and the amount of fluid consumed. If IBS is diagnosed, then additional tests will be needed in order to determine which specific foods tend to cause the characteristic symptoms.
Finally, if these non-medicinal approaches fail to produce the desired results and the symptoms persist, the doctor will likely recommend prescription medications that can help provide relief from constipation.
How Fybogel Mebeverine treats constipation?
Fybogel Mebeverine is a so-called combination treatment, meaning it contains not one, but two active ingredients which act in different ways within the organism to tackle the problem from different angles. In case of Fybogel Mebeverine, those two active ingredients are ispaghula husk and mebeverine hydrochloride. The former is a fibre compound which has been known to modern science for its laxative properties. Once ingested, it will provide bulk to the food present in the gut, thus facilitating movement of the smooth muscle tissue within the intestine, pushing the food out and increasing frequency of defecation.
The latter, mebeverine hydrochloride is officially classified as antispasmodic and as such, it is highly adept at providing relief from the digestive pain, by causing the muscles in the guy to relax. While this process will have mild to moderate effect on constipation, it will go a long way towards providing relief from subjectively experienced discomfort.
Can I buy Fybogel Mebeverine online in the UK?
Yes, it is possible to buy Fybogel Mebeverine online, however, you should keep in mind that in the UK, this medication can be obtained only with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional. Because of this, prior to ordering Fybogel Mebeverine online, you will be required to undergo online consultations with a doctor, most commonly through the use of a customised and detailed medical questionnaire that you will be asked to fill in so that the doctor can get familiar with your medical profile and history and determine your suitability for using Fybogel Mebeverine.
If everything is in order, the prescription will be issued and used that very same moment to have the medication sent from a partner pharmacy to the address you provided.
How is Fybogel Mebeverine used?
When using this medicine, it is important to closely follow the instructions provided by your prescriber. By doing so, you will make sure that you will be making the most out of your treatment while at the same time limiting the risk of experiencing potential side effects. And if you need a quick recap of doctor’s instructions, you can always refer to the official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of Fybogel Mebeverine.
Below, we will provide you with a short summary of the most important guidelines that you should keep in mind when using this medication. It is important to emphasise that what follows can under no circumstances be used as a substitute for the doctor’s instructions or the official information provided in the leaflet. Instead, it is here as a kind of illustration that will help you get a better idea of what Fybogel Mebeverine treatment might involve.
- Always use exactly as instructed
- The most common dose is one sachet in the morning and one in the evening
- Your doctor might recommend a third dose at lunchtime if necessary
- Regardless of when exactly will you take Fybogel Mebeverine, you should always aim to do so roughly half an hour before eating
- To use the medicine, mix the contents of one sachet with 150ml (quarter of a pint) of water and still until the granules dissolve (mode of administration is the same as is the case with Movicol)
- Drink immediately upon preparation
- The total duration of your treatment will be determined by your doctor
- If the symptoms persist for more than two weeks the doctor will likely recommend a different treatment
- Never exceed the prescribed amount
- If you miss a dose, just skip it and continue with the treatment as usual
What are Fybogel Mebeverine side effects?
Fybogel Mebeverine is considered to be a relatively safe medication, however, some side effects have been documented over the years. The most serious of those is an allergic reaction to any of the two active ingredients of the medication. If this occurs, you will be required to halt your treatment and seek immediate medical attention. Signs and symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction include:
- Itchy rash
- Swelling of the face, lips, mouth or tongue
- Difficulties breathing
Other documented side effects include:
- Feeling bloated
- Abdominal discomfort
- Very mild nausea