Pharmacist, Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist
MrPharmS DipNT mBANT rCNHC
ENTEROSGEL® is an oral intestinal adsorbent used as a supportive treatment of diarrhoea, some allergies with gastrointestinal symptoms and IBS-D.
Gastrointestinal adsorbent is a substance, taken to adsorb gases, toxins, and bacteria in the stomach and intestines. It is endowed with the property of attaching other substances to its surface.
Adsorbtion means adhearing or attaching to itself. To be absorbed means to penetrate into something. Thus ENTEROSGEL® is an intestinal adsorbent and adsorbs harmful substances. However, it is not absorbed into the intestinal wall and does not penetrate into blood stream.
ENTEROSGEL® is composed of an organic mineral and water (70% Polymethilsiloxane and 30% Purified water). ENTEROSGEL® does not contain substances that can cause allergic or toxic reactions.
It is free from preservatives, gluten, lactose, sugar, taste or color.
Other dosages and recommedations for use can be found here.
ENTEROSGEL® does not contain any ingredients of an animal origin or of products produced from animals. Therefore, ENTEROSGEL® is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
ENTEROSGEL® is easy to take. It has no taste or color. ENTEROSGEL® can be diluted in water or other liquid of the room temperature. It can also be taken off the spoon or a sachet and washed down with the sufficient amount of water. There is no overdosage. Please refer to the dosage on the pack, Patient Information Leaflet or here.
The standard dosage for adults is 1 – 1,5 table spoon of ENTEROSGEL® mixed with water. In cases of severe diarrhea or food poisoning the dose can be doubled and taken after every bowel movement. Other dosages and recommedations for use can be found here.
ENTEROSGEL® can be taken long-term, because it is not a medicine and not absorbed into the body. It is completely excreted after passing through the gut. ENTEROSGEL® does not cause any systemic side effects.
ENTEROSGEL® does not contain any active pharmaceutical ingredients and can be used alongside other treatments. It is recommended to take ENTEROSGEL® 1-2 hours before or after taking other medications.
ENTEROSGEL® tackles possible causes of diarrhoea in the gut, like viruses, bacterial toxins, allergens and pathogens.
ENTEROSGEL® unique porous molecule is developed to adsorb only medium and high weight molecular substances, which are harmful (bacterial toxins, pathogens, allergens), and doesn’t remove vitamins, which have low molecular weight.
ENTEROSGEL can be used as a supportive treatment of gastroenteritis: viral diarrhoea (norovirus, rotovirus), bacterial diarrhoea (E-Coli, food poisoning), Travellers diarrhoea; allergy related diarrhoea, IBS.
ENTEROSGEL® can be used as a supportive treatment of gastroenteritis caused by viral infections in children and adults. It is important to drink plenty of water or oral rehydration solutions during diarrhoea.
Intestinal adsorbents like ENTEROSGEL® have been recommended by the World Health Organisation specialists as a first aid in case of food poisoning (botulism) while waiting for medical help. Intestinal adsorbents have capacity to adsorb toxins from bacteria, which can cause traveller’s diarrhoea.
ENTEROSGEL® is an innovative intestinal adsorbent suitable for children and adults and for long-term use. Unlike charcoal, and due to it’s unique selective adsorption properties ENTEROSGEL® helps to adsorb only harmful substances from the gut. It is also gentle on the mucous membrane and does not penetrate into the intestinal wall or blood stream. ENTEROSGEL® is completely excreted within 12-24 hours.
There are several different intestinal adsorbents based on the natural silicol or clay. ENTEROSGEL® is based on pure organic mineral called methylsilicic acid. ENTEROSGEL® does not contain any preservatives and additives, which could cause allergic or toxic reactions. Patented technology of ENTEROSGEL® unique porous 3D molecule allows selective adsorption of only medium-weight harmful substances in the gut, which makes it suitable and safe for long-term use by children and adults. ENTEROSGEL® has an extensive body of post-marketing studies from early markets and excellent safety profile.
ENTEROSGEL® is used as a supportive treatment of diarrhoea dominant IBS.
The possible side effect of ENTEROSGEL® is constipation.
Contraindication for use of ENTEROSGEL is intestinal atony (severe constipation due to bowel obstruction).
Bloating is sometimes a symptom of IBS. Like other intestinal adsorbents ENTEROSGEL® also adsorb gases in the gut, helping to relieve bloating.
Yes, ENTEROSGEL® does not have any nut traces.
Yes, ENTEROSGEL® is gluten free. ENTEROSGEL® can be used by patients diagnosed with coeliac disease in cases of upset stomach.
ENTEROSGEL® has an excellent tolerability and safety profile during 20 years. There have been no reports of adverse reactions. The studies with children have shown the effectiveness and safety. ENTEROSGEL® is well-tolerated by children.
For children 1-3 years old it is always recommended to ask doctors’ advice first.
Yes, ENTEROSGEL® is a drug-free mineral gel, which is not absorbed into the body and doesn’t contain any preservatives, so ENTEROSGEL® is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is always important to consult with your GP or midwife if you are unwell during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Yes, ENTEROSGEL® is available in pharmacies and health stores behind the counter or over the counter. You don’t need a prescription to buy ENTEROSGEL®.
ENTEROSGEL® is available in tube 225g, tube 90g and box of 10 sachets 15g each. Tube 90g is usually enough for 5-6 days treatment of a child taking 5-10 g three times a day. Tube 225g is enough for 5 days treatment of adults, taking 15g three times a day. Each sachet is a single dosage for adults, convenient to have on the go or when travelling. Sachets have the same gel as in the tubes, which can be diluted in water or washed down with the sufficient amount of water.
ENTEROSGEL® is available in 30 countries throughout all continents, including most of the European countries, and also available in South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. Please, e-mail if you can’t find ENTEROSGEL® in your local pharmacy.
No, ENTEROSGEL® is composed of organic mineral and doesn’t contain any ingredients of animal or plant origin. For this reason, ENTEROSGEL® doesn’t need any preservatives and doesn’t need to be stored in the fridge.
Close the lid thoroughly to avoid drying out of the gel and use it within 30 days after opening the tube.
ENTEROSGEL® was developed in 1980-s and has been available as an over-the-counter treatment since 1996 in other countries. Since then millions of patients have been using ENTEROSGEL®. Over 20,000 patients have been studied during the post-marketing IIT (investigators initiated trials) in other countries.
100 doses of ENTEROSGEL® per second are taken in the world. 8 millions tubes are sold last year in Europe. During this time there have been no reported incidences of over dosage, systemic side effects or adverse reactions related to use of ENTEROSGEL®.
ENTEROSGEL® is a drug-free treatment and therefore does not cause any systemic side effects. The possible side effects are associated with constipation or nausea. It is recommended to drink more water during the treatment with ENTEROSGEL®.
ENTEROSGEL® is also free from preservatives and allergens and therefore is completely non-allergenic.