ENTEROSGEL® is an oral intestinal adsorbent composed of organic minerals and water.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF ENTEROSGEL®?
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, flavours or colouring.
IS ENTEROSGEL® SUITABLE FOR VEGANS & VEGETARIANS?
ENTEROSGEL® does not contain any ingredients of an animal origin or products produced from animals. Therefore, ENTEROSGEL® is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
HOW TO USE ENTEROSGEL®
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.
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY CAN I TAKE ENTEROSGEL AND WHAT IS THE DOSAGE?
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.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT DOSAGE OF ENTEROSGEL FOR TREATMENT OF IBS DIARRHOEA?
During treatment of IBS diarrhoea you may adjust your dosage to suit your stool consistency and bowel movements. You can increase treatment to 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.
CAN ENTEROSGEL® BE TAKEN LONG-TERM?
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® can be taken for 21 days continuously followed by a short break then you can continue for another 21 days.
WHAT ARE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR TAKING ENTEROSGEL?
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.
CAN ENTEROSGEL® BE USED ALONGSIDE MEDICATIONS?
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.
HOW TO TREAT ACUTE DIARRHOEA WITH ENTEROSGEL?
In the beginning of the treatment on Day1 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 ENTEROSGEL one to three times a day during the following 3-4 days.
CAN ENTEROSGEL® BE USED WHILE TRAVELLING?
Enterosgel has been proven to adsorb toxins from E.Coli, Shigella and C.difficile – common causes of gastroenteritis and traveller’s 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.
HOW IS ENTEROSGEL® DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SILICA BASED INTESTINAL ADSORBENTS?
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 studies from early markets and excellent safety profile.
CAN ENTEROSGEL® BE TAKEN BY PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS?
Contraindication for use of ENTEROSGEL is intestinal atony (severe constipation due to bowel obstruction) or intestinal bloackage.
CAN I TAKE ENTEROSGEL® IF I HAVE DIABETES?
Yes, ENTEROSGEL can be taken by patients with diabetes. ENTEROSGEL® does not contain any sugar.
CAN I TAKE ENTEROSGEL IF I AM DIAGNOSED WITH COELIAC AND SUFFER FROM DIARRHOEA AND BLOATING?
ENTEROSGEL is suitable for people with coeliac disease. ENTEROSGEL does not treat the coeliac disease itself. In case of diarrhoea ENTEROSGEL reduces the duration of diarrhoea and frequency of stools in a drug free way. ENTEROSGEL also adsorbs substances that can lead to the build-up of gases and can relieve bloating after eating.
I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. CAN I TAKE ENTEROSGEL®?
Yes, ENTEROSGEL® does not have any nut traces.
CAN I TAKE ENTEROSGEL IF I HAVE IBS AND FOOD ALLERGY OR FOOD INTOLERANCE?
Often patients with IBS also suffer from food allergy or food intolerance. ENTEROSGEL is non-allergenic, free from preservatives, gluten, sugar and any additives! ENTEROSGEL can be used to treat diarrhoea in patients with IBS and food allergy or food intolerance.
I HAVE A GLUTEN ALLERGY. CAN I TAKE ENTEROSGEL®?
Yes, ENTEROSGEL® is gluten free. ENTEROSGEL® can be used by patients diagnosed with coeliac disease in cases of upset stomach.
CAN ENTEROSGEL® BE TAKEN BY CHILDREN?
ENTEROSGEL® has an excellent tolerability and safety record during 30 years. There have been no reports of adverse side effects. The studies with children have shown the effectiveness and safety of the product. ENTEROSGEL® is well-tolerated by children.
For children 1-3 years old it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to use of ENTEROSGEL.
CAN ENTEROSGEL® BE TAKEN DURING PREGNANCY AND WHILE BREASTFEEDING?
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.
WHAT ENTEROSGEL® PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE UK?
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.
IS ENTEROSGEL® AVAILABLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
ENTEROSGEL® is available in 30 countries throughout all continents, including most European countries, it is also available in South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. Please e-mail if you can’t find ENTEROSGEL® in your local pharmacy.
DO I NEED TO STORE ENTEROSGEL® IN THE FRIDGE?
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.
HOW LONG CAN I TAKE ENTEROSGEL?
Duration of treatment with ENTEROSGEL is 3-5 days for acute diarrhoea and up to 21 days for chronic diarrhoea.
HOW LONG CAN I USE A TUBE OF ENTEROSGEL® AFTER OPENING?
Close the lid tightly to avoid drying and use it within 30 days after opening the tube.
WHAT ARE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PATIENTS TREATED WITH ENTEROSGEL®?
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 in other countries.
100 doses of ENTEROSGEL® per second are taken in the world. 7.5 million tubes were sold last year in Europe. During 30 years there have been no reported incidences of overdose, systemic side effects or adverse reactions related to use of ENTEROSGEL.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF ENTEROSGEL?
ENTEROSGEL is a safe and drug free treatment with brilliant safety history over 30 years and no reports of adverse events. There are no systemic side effects from taking Enterosgel. Very rare possible side effects are constipation or nausea, which can be also due to the underlining condition (e.g. IBS, stomach or vomiting bugs). It is important to take plenty of fluids during treatment of diarrhoea. During treatment of chronic IBS diarrhoea stop taking ENTEROSGEL if you do not have bowel movement for 1-2 days and increase intake of water and continue the treatment after the next bowel movement.