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Composition

Each spoonful contains 3.5 gm Psyllium husk as an active ingredient. When the husk is mixed with water it forms a thick gel that helps to relieve constipation & regularize bowel.

Indications

Psyllium Husk is indicated in-
  • Constipation
  • Raised levels of cholesterol
  • Hemorrhoids or piles
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Reduces blood glucose level
Psyllium also provides easy bowel movement with smooth stool. So, it is desirable in patients with anal fissures, colon cancer, post anal & rectal surgery and during pregnancy.

Description

Psyllium Husk is a mild laxative & it contains 80% soluble fibre. The main chemical ingredient of Psyllium is mucilage; very useful in chronic constipation, piles or hemorrhoids & colon cancer. It has also soothing effects on the gastric & intestinal mucosa and hence effective in gastric irritation and ulceration. Psyllium also lowers serum cholesterol levels (LDL), reduces blood glucose that are suitable for obese & diabetic patients.

Dosage

Usual dose: 1 spoonful 1-3 times daily or as per doctor's advice.

Adults and children over 12 years: 1 spoonful with water 2 times daily or as per doctor's advice.

Children 6 to 12 years: ½ to 1 spoonful with water depending on age and size, in the morning and at bedtime or as per doctor's advice.

Children below 6 years: Not recommended except as directed by the physician.

An additional glass of water is helpful after taking this gel.

Administration

  • Take one spoonful with the provided spoon.
  • Put this husk into an empty glass.
  • Fill glass with water (150 ml or 2/3 of the glass) stir & drink immediately.

Interaction

No significant interaction has been observed with other medicine.

Contraindications

Contraindicated in patients with gastrointestinal tract obstruction or threatening obstruction of the bowel.

Side Effects

Common side effects are flatulence, abdominal distension, gastro-intestinal obstruction.

Therapeutic Class

Bulk-forming laxatives

Storage Conditions

Store in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children.