Ispaghula Husk Pharmacology

Ispaghula Husk

About Ispaghula Husk
Bulk forming agent, Laxative
Mechanism of Action of Ispaghula Husk
Absorbs water in the GI tract to form a mucilaginous mass which increases the volume of faeces and hence promotes peristalsis
Pharmacokinets of Ispaghula Husk
Absorption: Absorbed after oral administration
Metabolism: Metabolised in the colon
Onset of Action for Ispaghula Husk
Duration of Action for Ispaghula Husk
Half Life of Ispaghula Husk
Side Effects of Ispaghula Husk
1.Hypersensitivity reactions
2.Temporary increase of flatulence and abdominal distension
Contra-indications of Ispaghula Husk
1.Intestinal obstruction
2.Colonic atony
Special Precautions while taking Ispaghula Husk
1.Intestinal or oesophageal obstruction
2.Faecal impaction
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Ispaghula Husk
3.Mild to moderate hypercholesterolaemia
Interactions for Ispaghula Husk
May delay or reduce GI absorption of the cardiac glycosides, coumarin derivatives, lithium, vitamin (e.g. vitamin B12) and minerals (e.g. calcium, iron or zinc), carbamazepine
Typical Dosage for Ispaghula Husk
Constipation: 3.5 g, taken 1-3 times daily. To be taken immediately after mixing in 150 ml of water or fruit juice
Haemorrhoids: 3.5 g, taken 1-3 times daily. To be taken immediately after mixing in 150 ml of water or fruit juice
Mild to moderate hypercholesterolaemia: As an adjunct to lipid-lowering diet: 7 g daily
Schedule of Ispaghula Husk
Storage Requirements for Ispaghula Husk
Store below 40 degree celcius in a well closed container. Protect from sunlight and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Ispaghula Husk
Effects of Overdose of Ispaghula Husk

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