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What is metamucil used for

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: But you need to take it with liquids and to remain well -hydrated.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If taken w adequate: Fluids it's fiber will help with regularity.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is fine: Insure that you are hydrating adequately.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
12 to48 hours: It start working in 12 to 48 hours, but can take up to 3 days to work.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Difficult to test: A 43 yo would like to know how to test for allergy to metamucil. There is no standardized test for this rare allergy and in general medication allergy... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: Metamucil (http://www.metawellness.com/en-us/articles/about-metamucil/digestive-health) is a brand of fiber. Don't fall for the advertising. Instead, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
No problem: A tablespoon of metmucil will do no harm. Relax and go about your life.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Probably, but...: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that works by increasing movement of intestines, helping stool to come out, assuming normal GI anatomy wi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Fiber: This is a fiber effect from the metamucil. Fresh fruit and veggies work just as well with 8-10 glasses of water daily.

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