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how long does it take for metamucil to work

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
12 to48 hours: It start working in 12 to 48 hours, but can take up to 3 days to work.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not a stool softener: Metamucil is not a softener per se. Rather it adds bulk and can retain (adsorb to be technically correct) fluid which may 'soften' the stool indirectl ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Wait for 2 hours: It is safe to take your vitamins 2 hours after taking metamucil for full absorption.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Metamucil is basically a fiber supplement. If you feel like you need it to regulate your bowels that should be fine. You won't become dependent on i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Metamucil: takes a while to "work" and the amount of time varies. Since you have a "motility" problem (constipation) it may take a week or more to help! In the m ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
21 years experience in General Surgery
Eat your fiber: Lots of water and fiber are requirements for evryone. If you tend to be constipated then you need more fiber. You masy need to add more metamucil bu ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
OK, 10 days: Azithromycin persists inside the body's cells for around 10 days after the last dose. It's OK to take both azithro and fiber supplements like Metamuci ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: Age does affect colon function and bowel habits, with or without IBS. It is good that you are under medical care and have had screening examination do ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is fine: Insure that you are hydrating adequately.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
Metamucil: Better at night with a full glass of water. As a laxative, expect results by the end of the following day. Also, night time is when the body produce ... Read More
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