Drug Index


Mechanism :

Psyllium is a soluble fibre. It absorbs water in the intestine to form a viscous liquid which promotes peristalsis and reduces transit time.

Indication :

  • Constipation
  • Dietary fibre supplement

Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to psyllium or any component of the formulation; faecal impaction; GI obstruction.

Dosing :

6 to 11 years:
1.25 to 15 g per day PO in divided doses.
≥12 years:
2.5 to 30 g per day PO in divided doses.

Adverse Effect :

Abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, esophageal obstruction, intestinal obstruction, anaphylaxis, allergic conjunctivitis, bronchospasm.

Interaction :

No known significant interactions.

Hepatic Dose :

No dose adjustment recommended.
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