What is FiberCon?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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FiberCon is a brand name product containing polycarbophil that promotes bulk forming fiber by restoring a more normal moisture level and providing bulk in the patient's intestinal tract

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Constipation 11 4
Bowel irritability 10 3
Support digestive health 2 2
Diverticulitis 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Irritable bowel syndrome 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with FiberCon

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 1
Excessive gas 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking FiberCon

Dosage Patients Percentage
625 mg daily 2
1250 mg daily 1
1250 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking FiberCon

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking FiberCon

Duration

Currently taking FiberCon

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking FiberCon

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 5
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for FiberCon

May 8, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea

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