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Does metamucil cause constipation?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
It can.: Metamucil is a dry fiber. It is recommended to take it with water. If not enough water is taken the fiber will firm up and can constipate.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

What causes constipation?

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Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
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General Practice 9 years experience
Many things: Constipation can be caused by lot of problems. Though usually diet related, other causes are medications (narcotics) or (less commonly) hypothyroidism. The first thing you should do is evaluate how much water you are taking in a day (>8 cups/day) and how much fiber you are eating (25 to 35 g/day). If that doesn't work, look to see if you are taking too many constipating foods like dairy or pasta.

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