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USES: Polycarbophil restores normal moisture levels to the intestine and helps produce well-formed stools. It is used to treat certain types of diarrhea or constipation.

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Polycarbophil restores normal moisture levels to the intestine and helps produce well-formed stools. It is used to treat certain types of diarrhea or constipation.
  • Bulk-producing laxatives are the safest and most natural of all the laxatives.
  • To maintain normal bowel habits, it is important to drink plenty of fluids (4 to 6 8 ounce glasses a day), increase your intake of fiber and roughage and exercise regularly.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water and drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication.
  • Chewable tablets are to be chewed thoroughly before swallowing followed by a full glass of water.
  • Regular tablets can be swallowed with a full glass of water.

Side Effects
  • This medication is generally well tolerated.
  • Bloating, gas, and a feeling of fullness may occur.
  • If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • If you experience stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, rectal bleeding or unrelieved constipation, notify your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor if you have any illness or allergies.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This medication does not appear in breast milk.
  • However, you should consult your doctor before using any medication while breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Because laxatives may interfere with the absorption of some medications, it is important to tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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