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Brand name: Metamucil Smooth

Metamucil Smooth is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) psyllium husk powder. On this page you will find out more about Metamucil Smooth, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: psyllium husk powder

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Metamucil Smooth Orange 535 mg/g powder for oral liquid, 283 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Management of chronic constipation; constipation in irritable bowel syndrome; as adjunctive therapy in diverticular disease; in the bowel management of patients with haemorrhoids; and for constipation during pregnancy, convalescence and senility. New Indication as at 14 April 2002: Diets low in saturated fat and cholestrol that include 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may lower cholesterol levels. Reductions in cholesterol may contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease. New Indications 24 June 2008: To restore and maintain regularity. To help lower cholesterol levels. Metamucil improves your health in 5 ways: 1. Is a daily cleanser for your insides 2. Assists in body's natural toxin removal process due to its cleansing effect 3. Feel lighter 4. Feel more active 5. Maintains healthy cholesterol levels

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Beige powder.
Dosage Form Powder, oral
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
1062g 180 doses: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
175g 30 80 183: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
200g 40 90: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
283g 48 doses: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
285g 50 100: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
300g 60 110: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
315g 72 180: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
425g 70 114: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
425g 72 doses: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
425g x 2 72 x 2 doses - Combo pack: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
672g 114 doses: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
673g x2 114 doses x2 (Combo pack): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Jar/Can
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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