Sterculia is a bulk forming laxative and excellent treatment for your constipation predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
It is an extract from a tree which produces a gum called gum karaya which provides the bulk and is there a natural fiber for your bowel.
On this page you can find out more about this treatment including side effects and cautions.
It's trade name is Normacol for IBS or Normacol Plus.
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It is used in the treatment of IBS-C, proximal constipation in patients with ulcerative colitis, primary constipation and chronic diarrhea associated with diverticular disease.
Always consult professional medical advice if:
It is contraindicated in anyone who:
The main side effects include:
It comes as granules.
The dose is one to two 5ml spoonfuls or sachets placed on the tongue and washed down with plenty of water once or twice a day. Do not chew the granules
Always drink plenty of fluids whilst taking the drug.
It is quite a gentle laxative so you might not find it works initially, but keep taking it and movements should follow.
A laxative that I am particularly fond of as it doesn't cause the wind and bloating symptoms that other laxatives often cause due to fermentation in the bowel.
It bulks up the stool which increases bowel transit of your stools.
I look forward to reading your posts about this drug too.