Brand Names:
Metamucil, Mitrolan

Drug Type: Laxative, Antidiarrheal


Psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative which causes the fluid and ion content of the feces to increase by absorbing water. It is used in birds to enhance the elimination of certain substances from the gastrointestinal tract, by reducing the transit time in the intestines. Psyllium can also be helpful for removing small solid objects, such as lead paint chips or shots.
  • 0.5 tsp with 60 mL baby food, diluted peanut butter, fruit or veggies, administered with a dosing syringe or eyedropper. Repeated 1-2 times a day.
  • constipation