Constipation (Obstipation)

Acute constipation is not defined by the frequency of bowel movements. A normal bowel movement can be three times daily up to three times a week. One speaks of constipation, when the bowel movement is less frequent than three times a week and is difficult.

Further is constipation marked by hard feces, pain during bowel movement, tension in the lower abdomen, and a bloated belly.

Most of the time, decreased bowel movement frequency is the consequence of a low fiber nutrition, not enough liquid intake, or a lack of exercise. In the elderly, all factors are often coming together.

For chronic constipation (e.g., in case of constipation-dominant irritable bowel syndrome) laxatives should not be used longer than 14 days without medical supervision.


Herbal medicine for constipation an bloating. The laxative can be taken short-term (1-2 weeks) or on while travelling for relief from acute constipation. Mild to stronger laxative effect. In addition, the digestive functions in the entire digestive tract are stimulated and flatulences are reduced.

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Disponible en pharmacie et en droguerie.

This is an approved drug. Read the package insert.