Enterosgel is CE certified medical device that is composed of an organic mineral and water (70% Polymethylsiloxane polyhydrate and 30% Purified water). Enterosgel does not contain substances that can cause allergic or toxic reactions. It is free from preservatives, gluten, dairy, sugar, flavours or colouring.
Enterosgel was developed in 1980’s and has been available as an over-the-counter treatment since 1996 in Europe. Since that time millions of people have used Enterosgel worldwide.
There is a lot of scientific evidence to support Enterosgel, there have been lab-based studies to show how it works by binding and removing harmful substances from the gut that can cause diarrhoea and other symptoms, in both short-term diarrhoea (acute) and also in people with IBS with diarrhoea (IBS-D).
Many clinical studies in both adults and children have shown that it is a safe and effective treatment. Two of these studies have been completed in the UK. The first was a randomised controlled trial investigating Enterosgel® for the treatment of acute diarrhoea in adults recruited from GP surgeries. This showed that Enterosgel significantly reduced the duration of diarrhoea in patients that either had a gastrointestinal infection or other causes for their short-term diarrhoea.
The second was a large UK trial of 440 patients and investigated the efficacy and safety of Enterosgel in the treatment of patients with IBS-D. The results are just being published and show that Enterosgel is safe and effective treatment for the main IBS-D symptoms of; diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloating, and urgency. After all trial patients got to take Enterosgel during the open label phase, 76% of them said that it gave then adequate relief of their IBS symptoms.
No, Enterosgel is classified as a medical device and has a CE certificate for use in Europe. It is a medical device and not a medicine as Enterosgel is not absorbed into the bloodstream from the gut but travels along the inside of the gut before it is completely excreted with the stools. Enterosgel does not cause any systemic side effects.
Enterosgel is a safe and drug free treatment with a brilliant safety history over 30 years and no reports of severe adverse events.
There are no systemic side effects from taking Enterosgel. Rare possible side effects are constipation or nausea, which can be also due to the underlining condition (e.g. IBS, stomach or vomiting bugs).
During treatment of chronic IBS diarrhoea stop taking Enterosgel if you do not have a bowel movement for 1-2 days and increase intake of water and continue the treatment after the next bowel movement.
There are several different intestinal adsorbents based on the natural silica 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. Enterosgel has an extensive body of post-marketing clinical studies and over 10 years of use in Europe with an excellent safety profile.
Enterosgel is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. The plastic tubes are recyclable and the outer packaging is recyclable and is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved. The manufacturer is committed towards exchanging the sachets to a recyclable option.
Enterosgel is a tasteless gel which when mixed with water forms a slightly opaque liquid, which people find tolerable and easy to drink.
How to Use
Mix a dose of Enterosgel (a teaspoon or a table spoon depending on the age and indication) in a glass of water and take 2 hours before or after a meal or taking medications.
Dose for children 15+ and adults:
1-1.5 table spoon or 1-1.5 sachet diluted in 200ml of water 3 times a day.
During treatment of IBS with diarrhoea you may adjust your dosage to suit your stool consistency and bowel movements. You can increase treatment to a double dose up to 3 times a day if your stool is loose or reduce to a single dose once a day if your stool is normal. Maximum 6 doses per day.
For children 1-6 years old: 1 teaspoon or 1/3 of a sachet diluted in 50-100ml of water 3 times a day
For children 7-14 years old: 2 teaspoons or 2/3 of a sachet diluted in 50-100 ml of water 3 times a day
For children 15+ and adults: 1-1.5 table spoon or 1-1.5 sachet diluted in 200ml of water 3 times a day.
At the start of treatment, you can double the first dose and then continue with the single dose after each bowel movement from 3 to 6 times a day. Maximum 8 doses on the first day. Continue taking an Enterosgel dose 1 to 3 times a day during the following 3-4 days until your bowel movements return to normal.
In children and adults, treatment of diarrhoea should also replace lost fluids, this may include use of an oral rehydration solution.
Do not use Enterosgel if you are currently taking modified-released orally administrated medications, or if you have intestinal atony (severe constipation due to bowel obstruction) or intestinal blockage
Enterosgel does not contain any active pharmaceutical ingredients and can be used alongside other treatments. It is recommended to take Enterosgel 2 hours before or after taking other medications. However, do not take Enterosgel if you are currently taking modified-released orally administrated medications.
Enterosgel can be taken in the longer term. Enterosgel can be taken for 21 days continuously followed by a short break for 1-2 days.
No, Enterosgel should not be taken with meals, it is best to leave a 2 hour gap between meals and taking Enterosgel.
The recommended daily dose is dependent on your bowel movements and symptoms. If you miss a dose you can take it as soon as you remember, we advise that you follow the dose listed in the Instructions for use.
Enterosgel has a shelf life of 3 years in the unopened tube or sachet. Once the tube is opened it can be used for 30 days, please keep the lid of the tube tightly closed in between use. Sachets are single use and should be used immediately after opening.
No, Enterosgel is composed of organic mineral and doesn’t contain any ingredients of animal or plant origin. For this reason, Enterosgel does not need to be stored in the fridge but at a temperature of between 4-30°C and away from direct sunlight
Enterosgel should be stored at room temperature (4-30°C), away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.
Who Can Use
Yes, Enterosgel is safe for children and is well-tolerated. Enterosgel has an excellent tolerability and safety record during 30 years of use. There have been no reports of severe side effects. The clinical studies in children have shown the effectiveness and safety of the product.
For children 1-3 years old it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to use of Enterosgel.
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.
Often patients with IBS also suffer from food allergies or food intolerance. Enterosgel is non-allergenic, free from preservatives, gluten, sugar and any additives! Enterosgel can be used to treat diarrhoea in patients caused by food allergies or food intolerance.
Enterosgel is suitable for people with coeliac disease. Enterosgel does not treat the coeliac disease itself, but it can help relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea. Enterosgel also adsorbs harmful substances that can lead to the build-up of gases and can thereby help relieve bloating.
Yes, Enterosgel can be taken by patients with diabetes. Enterosgel does not contain any sugar.
Enterosgel does not contain any ingredients of an animal origin or products produced from animals. Therefore, Enterosgel is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Enterosgel is currently indicated for the treatment of acute diarrhoea and medically diagnosed IBS-diarrhoea. We recommend that you speak to your doctor before taking Enterosgel for the treatment of other types of chronic diarrhoea or other medical conditions.