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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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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