Active Ingredient(s): Polycarbophil
Category: Laxative

FiberCon Overview

Polycarbophil calcium (INN) is a drug used as a stool stabilizer. Chemically, it is a synthetic polymer of polyacrylic acid cross-linked with divinyl glycol, with calcium as a counter-ion. Clinical uses It is used as stool stabilizer to treat constipation, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Bulk laxatives absorb liquid in the intestines and swell to form a soft bulky stool. The bulky mass stimulates the intestinal muscles, speeding stool transit time through the colon. Results usually occu...

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Hydroco/APAP5-500MG induced constipation

What is the best remidy for Hydroco/APAP5-500MG induced constipation? I know the first step is to stop taking this pain medicine, but what can I do to induce a bowel movement? ## You could try natural remedies such as fiber (Fibercon or power forumulas), eating prunes and lots of veggies, etc. Of course, your body should start to get back to normal once the meds are discontinued. Just double check to make sure you won't be going through withdrawals if you have been taking it for awhile. Hope this helps... ## When I was on pain management, I found the natural fiber supplements to be the most effective!


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 625mg
  • Tablet, Chewable: 1250mg, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for FiberCon: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0005-2500 Fibercon 625 mg Oral Tablet by Wyeth Pharmaceutical Division of Wyeth Holdings Corporation, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.

Other drugs which contain Polycarbophil or a similar ingredient: (6 results)

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