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Trifyba – an improved bulk laxative?

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Trifyba (Sanofi Winthrop) is a bulk laxative derived from wheat bran. Its mode of action resembles that of bran (so differs from other medicinal bulk laxatives), but it is a more concentrated source of fibre. Trifyba has been available for 8 years, but has only recently become available on NHS prescription. Is it any more useful than natural bran and other bulk laxatives?

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