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is it safe to take metamucil every day

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience 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 43-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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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Not much: they are both fiber supplement some people preferred one over the other base mostly on taste and flavors some claimed that they might be different in ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Fiber in Diet: Fiber makes us feel full, it provides bulk aiding elimination, and it helps lower blood Cholesterol. Let Wise Woman within you Reflect: Need to take F ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow directions: 1 capfull per day is the dose
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
For a short while: Hi, diclofenac is a very strong NSAID (same family as ibuprophen). It can lead to kidney dysfunction if used for a long time. It can also harm your ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Safe.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not if you: are planning this long-term.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
WHY?: Probably. It has been a very safe drug for decades. Some indications and side effects- well documented. Get list from pharmacist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes with supervision: If you have somewhat slower kidney function you could accumulate magnesium levels in blood causing abnormal heart rhythm. Need a doctor supervision fo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No problem.: There should be no problem with this one time use.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium supplement: Healthy adults who eat varied diet generally do not need to take magnesium supplement.If your diet is erratic or if your magnesium level in blood is l ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Milk thistle: Milk thistle is a herb that supposed to lower cholesterol and help in liver disease. Taken over time it can cause diarrhea and bloating.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: it is not a good idea to use them in the long run. In the short-term, for a few weeks or less, if necessary, they should be tolerated very well. Good ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Nih advises : appropriate dose of biotin depends on several factors: user’s age, health, et al. Not enough scientific info now to determine appropriat ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is actual: Laxative tea - you don't want your gut to become dependent on it's use for regularity. It may be healthier to use when needed.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Generally yes: Hard to answer without knowing the precise medication prescribed, but most diuretics are safe for daily use. Some may require intermittent lab monitor ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Constipation: Constipation becomes more of an issue as we grow older. If a high fiber diet, plenty of water and avoidance of too much dairy( they harder the stool) ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Ask your own doctor, not someone who does not have access to your lab data or a detailed history.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Laxatives: using a laxative no more than once a month will usually not be harmful. However, one should only do this if it is truly necessary. Laxatives should on ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is preferrable: Not to use long term- but I have many patients who do use it long term with success. Are you using excellent sleep hygiene? If not- try that first. 1. ... Read More
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