Bulk - producing laxatives - oral

Pfizer | Bulk - producing laxatives - oral (Medication)


This medication has been used to treat common constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, diverticulitis, and hemorrhoids. Bulk-forming laxatives, also called fiber laxatives, work by increasing the amount of water in the stool, making it softer and easier to pass.

Laxatives are taken by mouth to:relieve constipation; prevent constipation after surgery or heart attack; prevent dry, hard stools.

Psyllium, one type of bulk-forming laxative, has also been used along with diet to treat high cholesterol. Take this medication by mouth 1 to 3 times daily as directed on the product package. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, take it exactly as directed. ...

Side Effect:

Bloating, gas, or stomach cramps may occur. These effects usually decrease with smaller doses. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, that may indicate a more serious condition, stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately:rectal bleeding, bloody stools, sweating, fast heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, fainting.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...


Before taking a bulk-forming laxative, tell your healthcare provider if you have any type of allergies. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:sudden/unexplained abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, other symptoms of appendicitis (e. g. , very tense abdomen, fever, chills), blockage in the intestines, hole in the intestines (perforation).

Some products may contain sugar or calcium. If you have diabetes or conditions with high blood calcium levels, consult your doctor or pharmacist for help choosing the right bulk-forming laxative for you. This medicine may contain aspartame.

During pregnancy, this medication is considered to be safe when used according to the package directions. It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk, therefore consult your doctor for more information. ...