Ispagel® Orange contains the active ingredient ispaghula husk in the form of granules which, when dispersed in water, make an orange flavoured drink1,2.
Ispaghula husk is a type of natural fibre that is capable of absorbing upto 40 times its own weight of water and belongs to a group of medicines known as bulk-forming laxatives1,2.
It works by increasing the bulk of the stools, which encourages the bowels to move the stools through the digestive system to help relieve constipation.
In addition, colonic bacteria are believed to feed on the hydrated material. The mass of the bacterial cells increases, which consequently helps soften the stools1.