Children (under 18 years old):
Doses of 3.4-16 grams of psyllium taken by mouth daily have been studied, but more research is needed to determine safety and effectiveness.
- To treat diarrhea, one tablespoon of Metamucil® has been taken by mouth twice daily for a total daily dose of 3.4 grams for two weeks.
- To treat high cholesterol, doses of 3-7 grams of psyllium-enriched cereal have been taken by mouth daily for 6-12 weeks. Two-thirds of a cup of psyllium has been taken by mouth daily for 4-5 weeks.
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