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how often should I drink metamucil

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Metamucil: Metamucil is a good source of fiber. We should be striving to get 20 to 30 g of fiber in our diet a day, and very few of us achieve that. Since you no ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neelima Reddy
23 years experience Gastroenterology
Just fiber: Not laxative good supplement as we dont take in enough fiber daily.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Fiber in Diet: Check w/ doctor for underlying causes. Metamucil is Psyllium, a type of water soluble fiber. 2-3 servings of Metamucil gives you 6-15 grams (dependin ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes It is ok: with breastfeeding, as it is a bulk laxative, acts locally in the bowel, no systemic absorption, so won't be secreted in the breast milk,
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
20 years experience Gastroenterology
Bloating: Some fiber preparations do cause some minor bloating which usually improves. However if bloating continues to be a problem, you should try switching t ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
See how drug works: Linaclotide has been approved for use in constipation of unknown cause and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Metamucil is a stool softener w ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Count calories: You may be eating too many calories. How tall are you? If you are eating too many calories for your height and activity level, it does not matter ho ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dooreck
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Constipation : It sounds like your response to the metamucil can be improved by reducing the amount used. Fluids definitely are important especially for constipation ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: no if you are not on intake restricted diet like for liver disease, heart disease or kidney disease.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
21 years experience 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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