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psyllium (OTC)Brand and Other Names:Fiberall, Metamucil, more...Perdiem Fiber

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Constipation

2.5-7.5 g in 8 oz of water PO, up to 30 g/d divided PO or

1 teaspoonful or 1 tbs in 8 oz of water PO qD-TID, depending on product

Other Indications & Uses

Off-label: IBS, hypercholesterolemia

Constipation

<6 years old: Safety & efficacy not established

6-12 years old: 1.25-15 g/day PO in 8 oz of water in divided doses

>12 years old: 2.5-7.5 g in 8 oz of water PO, up to 30 g/day in divided doses

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            Adverse Effects

            1-10%

            Abdominal cramping

            Constipation

            Flatulence

            Frequency Not Defined

            Impaction

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity, GI obstruction, fecal impaction, symptoms of appendicitis or acute surgical abdomen, GI ulceration, dysphagia, rectal bleeding

            Cautions

            Powder should be mixed in 8oz of water or juice

            Pts with phenylketonuria as sugar free products contain phenylalanine

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: B

            Lactation: no data available; not absorbed, therefore it is unlikely to pose the risk in breast-feeding

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Onset: 12-72 hr

            Metabolism: not absorbed from GI tract

            Mechanism of Action

            Bulk-producing laxative

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