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Brand name: Metamucil Smooth TM

Active ingredients: psyllium husk powder

What it is used 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

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Beige powder.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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