1.6.1 Bulk-forming laxatives

Many of these products are cheap to buy and are readily available, along with advice, from pharmacies. Some self-care medicines are available in shops and supermarkets. Please click here for further information and a patient leaflet

Ispaghula husk
  • Granules 3.5g/sachet (£2.29 = 30 sachets)



  • One sachet twice daily, with at least 300ml of water


  1. Sufficient fluid intake is important in patients taking ispaghula husk sachets, in particular the elderly


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