Which medications in the drug class Bulking Agents are used in the treatment of Postcholecystectomy Syndrome?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Steen W Jensen, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Bulking Agents

Bulking agents absorb water in the intestine to form viscous liquid that promotes peristalsis and reduces transit time.

Psyllium (Metamucil, Citrucel, Reguloid, Sorbulax)

Psyllium contains natural fiber that acts to increase the content of feces and, at the same time, promotes bacterial growth. The main indications for its use are in chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and bowel management in cases of patients with hemorrhoids.

Polycarbophil (Fiber-Lax, FiberCon, Konsyl Fiber)

Polycarbophil restores moisture levels and provides bulk in the patient's intestinal tract.


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