Medications


Flaxseed (Linseed) oral solution

What is this medicine?

FLAXSEED, also known as LINSEED (LIN seed), liquid provides temporary relief of dry mouth.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Rinse the liquid around the mouth, then swallow. Do not use more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching, or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • altered speech

  • difficulty with swallowing

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in taste

  • stomach upset

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Use within 3 months of first opening. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • inflammatory bowel disease

  • stomach or intestine problems

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to flaxseed, linseed, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. See your dentist regularly.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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