bulk-forming laxatives - oral (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking a bulk-forming laxative, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients (e.g., psyllium seed/husk, malt extract, methylcellulose); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: sudden/unexplained abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, other symptoms of appendicitis (e.g., very tense abdomen, fever, chills), blockage in the intestines, hole in the intestines (perforation).Some products may contain sugar or calcium. If you have diabetes or conditions with high blood calcium levels, consult your doctor or pharmacist for help choosing the right bulk-forming laxative for you.This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about using this drug safely.During pregnancy, this medication is considered to be safe when used according to the package directions.It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk. It is generally considered safe for use during breast-feeding. Consult your doctor for more information.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: medications taken by mouth that are monitored with blood levels (e.g., theophylline, digoxin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, valproic acid).This laxative may cause decreased absorption of other medications. Take all other medications at least 2 hours before or after taking a bulk-forming laxative. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information and for further directions on how to take your other medications.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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