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is it safe to take metamucil during pregnancy

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can take it: Yes you can take it, and it will add extra fiber which will help with elimination, and it is safe.You can add a stool softner like docusate sodium to ... Read More
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Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it is safe: Constipation during pregnancy is extremely common. It can be difficult to control, and if not treated, hemorrhoids become your next big problem! met ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Metamucil is safe and effective and a good idea to use during pregnancy. Also increase the fiber in your diet and use a stool softener.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Metamucil is fine in pregnancy.
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Metamucil is OK: Metamucil is composed of psyllium, which is a non-digestible fiber supplement that is safe to use in pregnancy. Fiber supplements in general are safe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
AS LONG AS IT IS: A non absorbable compund(which it is) and it is not used in excess, it should be fine.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This medication is safe during pregnancy. Other over the counter medications such as ranitidine and dramamine are also safe snd help with nausea and h ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
11 years experience Family Medicine
Should be safe: a prenatal (multivitamin) is generally a great idea during pregnancy to supplement you and your baby's health. however, it is a good idea to consult ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: yes, safe if taken as directed
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Travel is safe up to 32-36 weeks gestation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates are safe: Eating dates and other fruits and vegetables are safe. There are no restrictions of fruit and vegetables in pregnancy.
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Cytotec (misoprostol) is used to induce labor. It is safe to take but only under the supervision of a healthcare provider and only in a hospital sett ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure of the drug: I am not familiar with "loprin". You might be referring to a drug that phonetically sounds like loprin but I like to be exact. Please check the corr ... Read More

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