Active substance(s): ISPAGHULA HUSK
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Isogel contains dried Ispaghula Husk 90% w/w.
Small reddish granules
Isogel is not absorbed from the G.I. tract, but it absorbs water to form a mucilaginous
mass. This results in a purely mechanical stimulus to mass peristalsis without any
purgative effect. It is for this reason that Isogel is not only an effective remedy for
constipation, but is also of value in the treatment of diarrhoea, irritable bowel
syndrome and the management of patients with a colostomy. Isogel is indicated in
habitual constipation, including cases due to spastic colon, dietary insufficiencies and
in patients with haemorrhoids or diabetes. It can be used to normalise the bowel
movement in patients with mucous or ulcerative colitis.
Isogel is of help to patients with a colostomy as the formation of a well-formed, easily
passed stool assists in the maintenance of cleanliness and the establishment of
Posology and method of administration
Route of administration: oral
The required quantity of Isogel should be stirred briskly into half a glass of water and
swallowed at once. Carbonated water is frequently preferred and may make
2 teaspoonfuls once or twice daily, preferably at mealtimes.
1 teaspoonful once or twice daily preferably at mealtimes.
As for adults. Elderly or debilitated patients should be supervised whilst taking
The above dosage is only a general guide and it should be adjusted to suit the needs
of each individual patient.
In diarrhoea the dose, usually 1 teaspoonful, is taken 3 times daily until symptoms
Special warnings and precautions for use
This product contains sodium metabisulphite, which rarely may cause severe
hypersensitivity reactions and bronchospasm.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Fertility, Pregnancy and lactation
No known effects. However, as with all medicines, care should be taken during
pregnancy particularly during the first trimester. No effects in lactation.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
A few cases of inhalation of the mucilaginous mass which forms on allowing
an Isogel/water mixture to stand have been reported. In consequence, it is
important that Isogel should be swallowed immediately after mixing and
elderly or debilitated patients should be supervised whilst taking it.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal
product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance
of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any
suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
As Isogel is not absorbed and it has no purgative action, the problem of overdose does
Isogel absorbs water to form a mucilaginous mass. This results in a purely mechanical
stimulus to mass peristalsis without any purgative effect.
Not applicable, as Isogel is not absorbed.
Preclinical safety data
List of excipients
Gum mucilage: Acacia tears, methyl hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate,
Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 25°C. Keep the container tightly closed to protect from moisture.
Nature and contents of container
Cardboard outer cartons with greaseproof liners or polypropylene-polyethylene
laminate sachets containing 150g, 165g, 200g and 300g.
Special precautions for disposal
Isogel is supplied as granules. The patient should stir the required quantity briskly
into half a glass of water and swallow at once. Carbonated water may make
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Soho Flordis UK Limited
1 Botanic Court,
Trading as: Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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