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which is better metamucil or citrucel

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Both equally: Metamucil contains psyllium which could make someone more gassy.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Fiber: Citrucel is methylcellullose. Metamucil is psyllium. These are 2 types of fiber. Is one better than the other? I think citrucel tastes slightly better ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Drink Plenty of H2O: Fiber acts like a sponge in the intestinal tract, providing "bulk" to help treat constipation. It is not a medicine--nothing is absorbed into your sys ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
21 years experience in General Surgery
All effective: Theses are just supplements. All are effective but i caution that while taking benefiber you have to make sure you drink lots of water with it. But ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
About the same: Both are soluble fibers and will soak up liquids. Metamucil is ferment able so make cause more bloating than citrucel. Start slowly ; work your way u ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Healthy diet: Try eating a healthy diet before resorting to medication. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and plenty of water. Stay away from all sweets, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Would be expected: to lower strain and lower risk of them
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Why would U so think: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fib ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
What'd U want it 2do: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fib ... Read More

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