Once a medicine has been approved
for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful
for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling,
psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid is used in certain patients with high cholesterol
For patients taking psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid for high cholesterol
Importance of diet - Before prescribing medicine for your condition,
your doctor will probably try to control your condition by prescribing a personal
diet for you. Such a diet may be low in fats, sugars, and/or cholesterol.
Many people are able to control their condition by carefully following their
doctor's orders for proper diet and exercise. Medicine is prescribed only
when additional help is needed. Follow carefully the
special diet your doctor gave you
, since the medicine is effective
only when a schedule of diet and exercise is properly followed.
Do not try to swallow the powder form of this medicine in the dry
form. Mix with liquid following the directions in the package.
Remember that this medicine will not cure your cholesterol problem
but it will help control it. Therefore, you must continue to take it as directed
by your doctor if you expect to lower your cholesterol level.
Other than the above information, there is no additional information relating
to proper use, precautions, or side effects for this use.