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METAMUCIL WAFERS
Constipation and bowel cleansers
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Drug Name:

METAMUCIL WAFERS OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Psyllium husk 3.4g; per 2 wafers; apple crisp or cinnamon spice flavor; contains sodium, potassium.

Company:
Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for METAMUCIL WAFERS:

Constipation.

Adult:

3.4g of powder in 8oz liquid, or 2 wafers or 5 caps with 8oz liquid 1–3 times daily, or 5 caps plus calcium with 8oz liquid up to 4 times daily. Drink 8 more ounces of liquid after powder. Results in 12–72 hours.

Children:

<6yrs: not recommended. 6–11yrs (use powder or wafer): 1.7g of powder in 8oz liquid, or 1 wafer with 8oz liquid 1–3 times daily. Drink 8 more ounces of liquid after powder.

Contraindications:

Signs/symptoms of appendicitis. Intestinal obstruction. Fecal impaction. Dysphagia.

Warnings/Precautions:

Rectal bleeding. Esophageal narrowing. Diabetes (sugar-containing forms).

Interactions:

Separate dosing by at least 2 hours from other medications.

See Also:

METAMUCIL ORIGINAL TEXTURE

METAMUCIL ORIGINAL TEXTURE ORANGE

METAMUCIL BERRY BURST!

METAMUCIL PINK LEMONADE

METAMUCIL SMOOTH TEXTURE SF

METAMUCIL SMOOTH TEXTURE ORANGE

METAMUCIL CAPSULES

METAMUCIL CAPSULES PLUS CALCIUM

Pharmacological Class:

Bulk forming.

Adverse Reactions:

Esophageal, gastric, enteral, rectal obstruction.

How Supplied:

Pwd—48, 72, 114, 180, 220 doses; Pwd packets—30; Wafers—24; Caps—100, 160, 300; Caps + calcium—75, 120

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