Metamucil (Psyllium)

METAMUCIL® Preparations

Procter & Gamble

Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid

Laxative – Fibre Supplement

Indications And Clinical Uses: The relief of chronic, atonic, spastic and rectal constipation and for the constipation accompanying pregnancy, convalescence and advanced age. As adjunctive therapy in the constipation of mucous and ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis. To provide supplementary dietary fibre in special dietary programs. Also useful in the management of hemorrhoids and following anorectal surgery.

Contra-Indications: Presence of nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain or symptoms of an acute abdomen, intestinal obstruction, fecal impaction, undiagnosed rectal bleeding or dysphagia. The Instant Mix preparation is contraindicated in patients who must severely restrict their dietary sodium intake, including patients with congestive heart failure.

Precautions: Sensitization to psyllium has occurred in some individuals. Therefore, Metamucil may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium powder.

Do not take a laxative within 2 hours of taking any other medicine.

Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block the throat or esophagus and cause choking. Do not take Metamucil if you have difficulty swallowing. If you have chest pain, vomiting or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking the product, seek immediate medical attention.

Notice to Health Care Professionals: To minimize the potential for allergic reaction, health care professionals who frequently dispense powdered psyllium products should avoid inhaling airborne dust while dispensing these products.

Handling and Dispensing: To minimize generating airborne dust, spoon the product from the canister into a glass according to label directions

Powder: Original Texture, Unflavored: Each dose of 7 g contains hydrous dextrose 51% (3.6 g total) which provides approximately 25 calories. Smooth Texture Orange: Each dose of 12.24 g contains: sucrose 68% (8.3 g) which provides approximately 50 calories. Contains no added sodium.

Keep this medication out of reach of children.

Dosage And Administration: Because of its gradual mode of action, therapy should be taken for 2 to 3 days to become fully effective. Do not interrupt dosage during this time.

Metamucil may cause temporary gastrointestinal distress (cramping, flatulence, bloating). To minimize the potential for this effect, the dosage level may be gradually increased up to the daily recommended dose during the first 1 to 2 weeks.

Adults: 1 rounded teaspoonful of Sugar-Free Smooth Texture Orange Powder or Sugar-Free Smooth Texture Unflavored Powder or Original Texture Unflavored Powder; 1 rounded tablespoon for Smooth Texture Orange Powder (sugared) in 240 mL of cool liquid. An additional glass of liquid by itself is recommended. The Powder or Sugar-Free Powder can also be mixed with other suitable liquids, e.g., fruit juice. Drink without delay when mixed.

This dose may be taken 1 to 3 times daily depending on the condition being treated, its severity and individual response.

Children: 6 years of age and over: one half the adult dose 1 to 3 times/day, the dose being adjusted for patient size and need. Each dose is taken in 240 mL or more of water or other suitable liquids.

Availability And Storage: Powder, Smooth Texture and Sugar-Free Powder and Original Texture, Unflavored, contains: dietary fibre (natural and gluten-free) derived from the refined husk of the psyllium seed (Plantago ovata).

Powder: Original Texture, Unflavored: Each rounded teaspoonful of buff colored, unflavored powder (approximately 7 g) contains: psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid 3.4 g. Nonmedicinal ingredients: sucrose (3.56 g).

Smooth Texture Orange: Each rounded tablespoon (12.24 g) of fine orange powder contains: psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid 3.4 g. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, D&C Yellow #10, FD&C Yellow #6, orange flavor and sucrose. Sucrose: 8.3 g. Bottles of 65 doses (800 g).

Powder: Sugar-Free: Smooth Texture Unflavored: Each rounded teaspoonful (5.4 g) of smooth, beige powder contains: psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid 3.4 g. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid and maltodextrin.

Smooth Texture Orange: Each rounded teaspoonful (5.8 g) of fine orange powder contains: psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid 3.4 g. Nonmedicinal ingredients: aspartame, citric acid, FD&C Yellow #6, orange flavor and maltodextrin. Bottles of 114 doses (660 g), 65 doses (410 g) and 45 doses (275 g) and boxes of 30 single dose packets.

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