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Psyllium/senna and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with psyllium/senna.


psyllium food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Bulk-forming laxatives such as guar gum, psyllium, polycarbophil, or methylcellulose may affect the bioavailability of concomitantly administered substances due to their effect on the rate of gastrointestinal transit and gastric emptying.

MANAGEMENT: In general, oral medications should be administered at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after dosing of the bulk-forming laxative.


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Psyllium/senna drug interactions

There are 236 drug interactions with psyllium/senna.

Psyllium/senna disease interactions

There are 6 disease interactions with psyllium/senna which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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