Disease Information for Psyllium (Metamucil) Administration/Toxicity

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Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Apolipoproteins Apo B/Abnormal (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Cholesterol (Lab)
LDL (Low density lipoprotein) (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Food allergy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG-Herbal Improves fat metabolism/HDL claims
DRUG-Herbal Mild Laxative/softener claim
DRUG-Herbal Stool softener/Bulk addition
DRUG-Herbal group (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Delayed gastric emptying/gastrostasis
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
admin, Ispaghula, Psyllium, Psyllium (product), Psyllium (substance), Psyllium Gum, Psyllium Husk, Psyllium preparation, Psyllium preparation (substance), Psyllium Seed Gum, Psyllium Seed Husk, Brand name/Konsyl (Psyllium), Brand name/Metamucil (Psyllium fiber), Brand name/Regulan (as Ispaghua husk/psyllium) Br., Herbal name Plantago afra, Herbal name Plantago psyllium, Synonym/Ispaghula administration
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Colitis/Chronic colitis claims
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Multiple sclerosis claim
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Urethritis claims
DRUG-Herbal Helps Diverticulitis claims
DRUG-Herbal Helps Irritable bowel syndrome claims
DRUG-Herbal Lowers cholesterol claims
DRUG-Herbal Prevents arteriosclerosis claims
Drug Dosage
DRUG/.1990 or before
DRUG/Dose BID Medication
DRUG/Dose once daily (RX)
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Irritable bowel drug;hygroscopic non-absorbed soluble fiber

that adds bulk and moisture to stool;incidently binds enterohepatic bile acids and cholesterol slightly lowers cholesterol

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