FiberCon

Generic Name: Calcium polycarbophil

  • What is this medication?

    FiberCon contains a bulk-forming laxative. It is intended to relieve occasional constipation to help restore and maintain regularity. It is also intended to produce a bowel movement generally in 12 to 72 hours.
  • Are there any warnings associated with FiberCon?

    Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking.

    Do not take this product if you have difficulty swallowing.

    If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.

    Do not use this product for more than 7 days unless directed by a doctor.

    Do not take more than 8 caplets in a 24-hour period unless directed by a doctor.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if rectal bleeding occurs or if you fail to have a bowel movement after use of this or any other laxative. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking FiberCon?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting, or a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other drug. Take this product 2 or more hours before or after other drugs. All laxatives may affect how other drugs work.

  • What are the possible side effects of FiberCon?

    Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking FiberCon?

    Do not use this product for more than 7 days unless directed by a doctor.

    Do not take more than 8 caplets in a 24-hour period unless directed by a doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with FiberCon?

    FiberCon and all laxatives may affect how other drugs work.

    If FiberCon is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining FiberCon with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of FiberCon?

    Take each dose of this product with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking.

    FiberCon works naturally so continued use for one to three days is normally required to provide full benefit. Dosage may vary according to diet, exercise, previous laxative use, or severity of constipation.

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 caplets once a day. The daily maximum dosage is 4 times a day.

    Children <12 years: Consult a physician.

  • How should I store FiberCon?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture.