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Geri mucil by Gericare Pharmaceuticals

Dosage form: powder, for solution
Ingredients: PSYLLIUM HUSK 3.4g in 5.8g
Labeler: Gericare Pharmaceuticals
NDC Code: 57896-491

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Geri Mucil

Drug Facts

Active ingredient

(in each rounded TEASPOON)
Psyllium Husk, approximately 3.4 g

Purpose

Bulk-forming Laxative

Uses
  • effective in treating occasional constipation and restoring regularity

Warnings

Choking: Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking.  Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing.  If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.

Allergy alert: This product may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium

Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • a sudden change in bowel habits persisting for 2 weeks
  • abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • constipation lasts more than 7 days
  • rectal bleeding occurs

These may be signs of a serious condition.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

Put one dose into an empty glass. Mix this product (child or adult dose) with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. See choking warning. Stir briskly and drink promptly. If mixture thickens, add more liquid and stir.

adults & children 12 years & over1 rounded TEASPOON in 8 oz of liquid at the first sign of irregularity. Can be taken  up to 3 times daily.
children under 12 yearsconsult a doctor.

Laxatives, including bulk fibers, may affect how well other medicines work.  If you are taking a prescription medicine by mouth, take this product at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after the prescribed medicine.  As your body adjusts to increased fiber intake, you may experience changes in bowel habits or minor bloating. New Users: Start with one dose per day; gradually increase to 3 doses per day as necessary.

Other information

  • each teaspoon contains: potassium 30 mg, sodium 5 mg
  • Phenylketonurics: phenylalanine 25 mg
  • Store below 30°C (86°F). Protect contents from humidity. Keep tightly closed.

Inactive ingredients

Aspartame, Citric Acid, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, Maltodextrin and Natural Orange Flavor.

Uses Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Geri-Mucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One adult does of Geri-Mucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. Consult a doctor if you are considering use of this product as part of a cholesterol-lowering program.

WARNINGS Read entire label, including warnings in Drug Facts.

Directions Adults 12 yrs. & over: 1 rounded TEASPOON in 8 oz of liquid 3 times daily. Under 12 yrs.: Ask a doctor. See mixing directions in Drug Facts. NOTICE: Mix this product with at least 8 oz (a full glass) of liquid. Taking without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take if you have difficulty swallowing.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 rounded teaspoon (5.8 g)Servings per container 48
Amount Per Serving                        %DV**
Calories 20
Total Carbohydrates        5 g2%
Dietary Fiber              3 g12%
Soluble Fiber              2 g*
Sugars                   0 g *
Iron                     0.8 mg4%
Sodium                  5 mg<1%
Potassium                30 mg<1%
**% Daily Value (DV) is based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*Daily Value (DV) not established.

INGREDIENTS: Psyllium Husk, Maltodextrin , Citric Acid, Natural Orange Flavor, Aspartame, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake.

‡This product is not manufactured or distributed by Procter & Gamble, owner of the registered trademark Metamucil®

DIST BY:
BERI-CARE PHARMACEUTICALS CORP.
1650 63RD STREET
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11204

R 05/11

PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL
GERI MUCIL 
psyllium husks powder, for solution
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:57896-491
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
PSYLLIUM HUSK (PSYLLIUM HUSK) PSYLLIUM HUSK3.4 g  in 5.8 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
ASPARTAME 
ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
MALTODEXTRIN 
LACTOSE 
ORANGE 
MODIFIED CORN STARCH (1-OCTENYL SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDE) 
RAW SUGAR 
CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE 
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATE 
BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE 
COW MILK 
ORANGE JUICE 
MODIFIED CORN STARCH (1-OCTENYL SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDE) 
BENZYL ALCOHOL 
Product Characteristics
ColorORANGE (pale orange) Score    
ShapeSize
FlavorORANGEImprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:57896-491-10283 g in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart33402/08/2011
Labeler - Gericare Pharmaceuticals (611196254)
Registrant - Contract Pharmacal Corporation (968334974)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
Contract Pharmacal Corporation968334974MANUFACTURE

Revised: 09/2011
 
Gericare Pharmaceuticals

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