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A 49-year-old member asked:

Metamucil making my constipation worse. what should i do?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 20 years experience
Its not : Supposed to. You should be taking about 20-30 gms a day. If you are not tolerating it well you can switch to another brand such as citrucel or konsyl. You can also take a stool softener and keep in mind to drink a lot of fluids, specially in this warm weather. If symptoms dont improve talk to your family doc as you may need workup to rule out other causes of constipation.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

Metamucil seems to be making constipation worse?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Try something else: Use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) one capful a day, never fails, and increase your water intake to 8 glasses a day.
Last updated Apr 2, 2016


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