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What is Iberogast?
Iberogast (STW 5) is indicated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and dyspepsia. It is a liquid formulation of 9 herbs and has demonstrated proven efficacy in 14 clinical trials. There is around 5 million bottles of Iberogast sold worldwide each year. Iberogast has been used by natural health practitioners, doctors and patients for 50 years.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, patients should consult their healthcare professional.
Iberogast is commonly used with Agiofibe (a fibre supplement) which causes less bloating and wind in IBS patients.
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How to use Iberogast
What is Iberogast used for?
Iberogast is a specifically clinically proven herbal medicine which
Iberogast has been prescribed by health professionals in Europe for over 50 years and is used by many millions of patients.
Before you use Iberogast
There are no special warnings or precautions required for the use of Iberogast. There are no documented cases of overdose with Iberogast and there are no known contraindications to taking it. Unless advised by a health care professional, Iberogast should not be taken during pregnancy or by breastfeeding mothers due to lack of clinical evidence in these patient groups. But many years of therapeutic experience has shown no harmful effects for mothers or their children.
Taking other preparations
There are no known interactions between Iberogast and other medications.
How to take Iberogast
Iberogast is taken 3 times a day before or with meals, mixed with your favourite drink (ideally not chilled). The following table covers the dosages for all ages. Shake the bottle before use.
While you are taking Iberogast
You should remind all your health care professionals that you are taking Iberogast, especially if you are currently taking or starting to take any other medicine.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Iberogast has no known adverse effects in these situations.
Iberogast should only be used if the neck seal on the bottle is intact and it should not be used after the expiry date. Iberogast should be stored in a cool place that stays below 25oC. Please note, if Iberogast appears cloudy this will not affect the efficacy or safety of the product.
Iberogast contains ethanol (alcohol)
Patients with illnesses related to alcohol should avoid Iberogast. It should be noted however that there is more alcohol in a glass of apple juice than in 4 times the adult dose of Iberogast.
General information on gut health
Gastrointestinal problems are common and are often associated with a wide variety of symptoms. Iberogast has a very broad range of actions so it provides a comprehensive and holistic approach. Iberogast is a liquid product which makes it easy for the whole family to use, including children. Evidence from numerous clinical studies supports Iberogast’s safe and effective use.
A lack of dietary fibre can also contribute to some of these gastrointestinal symptoms. To increase fibre intake some people take dietary fibre supplements, but some of these products can increase feelings of bloating and other symptoms. The insoluble fibre in Agiofibe and Agiolax is a convenient and simple way to increase dietary fibre and helps improve gut health without causing bloating. These specifically clinically proven products are also available from Flordis.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
Iberogast is made in Germany by Steigerwald Arzneimittelwerk GmbH, one of the world's leading herbal medicine companies. Iberogast is marketed in Australia and New Zealand by Flordis Natural Medicines.