isphagula/psyllium (Plantago sp.)-oral (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth as directed. Take this product 3 hrs before or 3 hours after other medications. Drink 1-2 full glasses of fluid (8oz.-16oz. or 240ml-480ml) with each dose unless otherwise directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Continue taking this product for 2 to 3 days for maximum benefit. If your condition persists for more than 3 days, or it worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
SIDE EFFECTS: Bloating, gas, and feelings of fullness may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. An allergic reaction to this product is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: stool impaction, narrowing or obstruction of the bowel, diabetes, any allergies.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use. This product may interfere with the absorption of some medications (e.g., vitamins, minerals, digoxin, warfarin, and lithium).
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: If you have diabetes, your insulin dosage may need to be adjusted. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. To maintain normal bowel habits, it is important to drink plenty of fluids (4 to 6 eight-ounce glasses a day) unless otherwise directed, and to exercise regularly.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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