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Last updated on 04/08/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Ispaghula husk + Plantago seed
CHINESE NAME: 潤腸顆, 車前子 + 車前子殼
DRUG CLASS: Laxatives
SUB CLASS: Bulk-forming laxatives
USED FOR: Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
What is Agiocur for?
Agiocur is a bulk-forming laxative. It is a combination of two herbs Ispaghula husk and Plantago seed. It can absorb liquid in the intestine to make stool more bulky and softer, so that stool can pass more easily. Therefore, Agiocur is used for treating constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
How to use it?
Agiocur is available as granules in Hong Kong. When taking Agiocur, mix the granules with water by stirring and then drink. When it thickens, add more liquid and stir.
Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
Child above 12 years of age, adult and elderly
1 rounded teaspoon in a full glass of water 3 times daily.
Child between 6-11 years of age
0.5 rounded teaspoon in a full glass of water 3 times daily.
What are the side effects of Agiocur?
Common side effects of Agiocur include changes in bowel habits, abdominal distension and minor bloating.
Who should not take Agiocur?
– People with a difficulty in swallowing.
– Patients with fructose intolerance, malabsorption of glucose and galactose or sucrase-isomaltase.
– People with faecal impaction.
– Patients with intestinal obstruction or sub-obstruction, abdominal pain syndromes of unknown cause.
– It takes 12-72 hours for the drug to take effect.
– Ensure you take it with enough liquid and are able to swallow well, otherwise, it may lead to choking.
– Add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
– Don’t ignore the urge to defecate.
Common dosing schedule:
Agiocur is taken 1-3 times daily.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Agiocur may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
Where to buy Agiocur in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Agiocur is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Agiocur in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.