Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ispaghula husk?

Ispaghula husk is a type of natural fibre that belongs to a group of medicines known as bulk-forming laxatives. It works by increasing the bulk of your stools, which encourages your bowels to move these stools through your digestive system and in turn relieves constipation.

Is Ispagel® Orange suitable for children?

Ispagel® Orange is suitable for children over 12 years. Always take Ispagel® Orange as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.


Children over 12 years: One sachet of Ispagel® Orange in the morning and evening.

Children aged 12 years and under: Ispagel® Orange should not be used in children aged 12 years and under. Always read the label/leaflet.

I am pregnant and breast-feeding can I take Ispagel® Orange?

Ispagel® Orange can be used during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding. Always read the label/leaflet.

Do I need a prescription to take Ispagel® Orange?

Ispagel® Orange is an over the counter medicine and is sold in pharmacies and a wide range of shops such as supermarkets. Always read the label/leaflet.