Psyllium
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Psyllium?

(SIL i yum)

• This medicine is used to treat constipation.

• This medicine is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

• This medicine is used to increase fiber in the diet.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Try to separate other medicines from this one by 2 hours. This medicine prevents absorption of many medicines.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Gas.

• Stomach cramps.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These...

 
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