malt soup extract (OTC)

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Dosing & Uses

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Tablets

4 tablets PO q6hr, with liquid

Powder or Liquid

2 TBS PO q12hr x 3-4 days, then 1-2 TBS HS, 8 oz of fluid taken with each dose

Other Indications & Uses

Constipation

Tablets

Not recommended in children

Powder or liquid

1-2 TBS in milk or cereal PO qDay or q12hr x 3-4 days, then 1-2 TBS HS, 8 oz of fluid taken with each dose

>1 Month Old

1-2 teaspoonful in a single feeding

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            Adverse Effects

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            Flatulence

            Impaction

            Excessive bowel activity

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, bowel obstruction, appendicitis, dysphagia, fecal impaction, rectal bleeding

            Cautions

            Rule out GI obstruction/perforation before administration

            Caution with severe active ulcerative colitis

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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

            Mechanism of Action

            Bulk producing laxative

            Pharmacokinetics

            Onset: 12-72 hr

            Metabolism: hydrolized in the colon, absorbed and then metabolized in the liver

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