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Does taking metamucil once a day hurt your body? can it lower your cholesterol?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
No: Metamucil in is a bulk laxative. The only concern is the absorption of medicines with it. Take meds 2 hours apart from metamucil.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Bottoms up!: Remember to drink lots of water (6-8 glasses a day). Otherwise Metamucil can turn super solid inside your plumbing. Some folks can't handle extra fiber because it can make you gassy. Don't forget natural fiber in whole grains, fruits and veggies, nuts and beans too. Congrats on making healthy changes!

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Last updated May 12, 2018

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