Metamucil Wafers Generic Name & Formulations
Psyllium husk 3.4g; per 2 wafers; apple crisp or cinnamon spice flavor; contains sodium, potassium.
Pwd—48, 72, 114, 180, 220 doses; Pwd packets—30; Wafers—24; Caps—100, 160, 300; Caps + calcium—75, 120
Metamucil Wafers Indications
Metamucil Wafers Dosage and Administration
3.4g of powder in 8oz liquid, or 2 wafers or 5 caps with 8oz liquid 1–3 times daily, or 5 caps plus calcium with 8oz liquid up to 4 times daily. Drink 8 more ounces of liquid after powder. Results in 12–72 hours.
<6yrs: not recommended. 6–11yrs (use powder or wafer): 1.7g of powder in 8oz liquid, or 1 wafer with 8oz liquid 1–3 times daily. Drink 8 more ounces of liquid after powder.
Metamucil Wafers Contraindications
Signs/symptoms of appendicitis. Intestinal obstruction. Fecal impaction. Dysphagia.
Metamucil Wafers Boxed Warnings
Metamucil Wafers Warnings/Precautions
Rectal bleeding. Esophageal narrowing. Diabetes (sugar-containing forms).
Metamucil Wafers Pharmacokinetics
Metamucil Wafers Interactions
Separate dosing by at least 2 hours from other medications.
Metamucil Wafers Adverse Reactions
Esophageal, gastric, enteral, rectal obstruction.
Metamucil Wafers Clinical Trials
Metamucil Wafers Note
Metamucil Wafers Patient Counseling