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Is it safe to take metamucil during pregnancy

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
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
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Metamucil is fine in pregnancy.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
AS LONG AS IT IS: A non absorbable compund(which it is) and it is not used in excess, it should be fine.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenniffier Mahand
Family Medicine 13 years experience
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
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: yes, safe if taken as directed
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Travel is safe up to 32-36 weeks gestation.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 59 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Definitely: Macrobid is one of the safest antibiotics women can take during pregnancy.