Drug Index

Psyllium

 
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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.


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