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Psyllium / Senna Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 500 mg-9 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Constipation

Powder:
1 to 2 teaspoonfuls placed in the mouth and swallowed with at least 8 fluid ounces of cool liquid once or twice a day. Maximum dose is 2 teaspoonfuls every 6 hours not to exceed 5 teaspoonfuls in any 24 hour period.

Capsules (psyllium 500 mg/sennosides 9 mg):
1 to 5 capsules orally once or twice daily with at least 8 fluid ounces of liquid.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Constipation

Powder:
7 to 11 years: 1 teaspoonful placed in the mouth and swallowed with at least 8 fluid ounces of cool liquid once or twice a day.

12 to 18 years: 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls placed in the mouth and swallowed with at least 8 fluid ounces of cool liquid once or twice a day. Maximum dose is 2 teaspoonfuls every 6 hours not to exceed 5 teaspoonfuls in any 24 hour period.

Capsules (psyllium 500 mg/sennosides 9 mg):
12 years or older: 1 to 5 capsules orally once or twice daily with at least 8 fluid ounces of liquid.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Obstruction of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon has occurred when bulk- forming laxatives are administered without adequate fluids or in patients with intestinal stenosis.

Dialysis

Data not available

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