What is Igol® (ispaghula husk) used for?
Igol® is commonly used for the treatment, control, prevention and improvement of the following conditions, such as:
- Pregnancy-associated constipation
- Swollen vein in anus regions
- Small tear in the tissue (which lines the anus)
- Muscle spasm in the colon
- Inflammatory bowel disease
How should I take Igol® (ispaghula husk)?
Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert.
How do I store Igol® (ispaghula husk)?
Igol® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Igol® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Igol® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Igol® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Igol® (ispaghula husk)?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You have allergic reactions to any ingredients of this drug.
- You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Igol® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Igol®.
What side effects can occur from Igol® (ispaghula husk)?
These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Intestinal obstruction
- Excessive intestinal gas formation
- Abdominal discomfort
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Igol® (ispaghula husk)?
Igol® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Igol® (ispaghula husk)?
Igol® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Igol® (ispaghula husk)?
Igol® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Igol® (ispaghula husk).
What is the dose of Igol® (ispaghula husk) for an adult?
Dosage is based on your condition.
The recommended dose is one teaspoonful once or twice daily.
What is the dose of Igol® (ispaghula husk) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Igol® (ispaghula husk) available?
Igol® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Powder; Oral; Psyllium Husk 660 mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Igol®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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Review Date: February 17, 2017 | Last Modified: February 17, 2017