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Best Way To Take Metamucil
Any time: Any time is fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Night: Night time if you normally go to the washroom in the morning, or first thing in the morning if you go to the washroom in the evening. ...Read more
12 to48 hours: It start working in 12 to 48 hours, but can take up to 3 days to work. ...Read more
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, eat plenty of fruit, veggies & unrefined whole grains, enough to consume 35-45g daily. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-13722/metamucil-oral/details for more info. And http://goo. Gl/8iAEA3 for info re dietary fiber in general. ...Read more
Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Note that Metamucil may ferment in your gut to more gas. Be aware however that gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more
That's an easy one!: There is no substitute for fresh fruits & vegetables. No commercial fiber product can replicate the antioxidant, mineral, & vitamin benefits of produce. On the other hand, some people tolerate raw vegetables poorly with bloating, gasiness. For these people, or when vegetables may not be readily available, fiber supplements may suffice for bulk. Distinguish water soluble versus insoluble products. ...Read more
Can you mix/take different fiber together? For example, Metamucil pills, and a wal-mart brand of fiber gummies?
Depends on symptoms: Metamucil is a bulk forming fiber supplement laxative. How many to take depends on your symptoms and your dietary fiber intake. I would shoot for 25 to 40 g of fiber a day in your diet. You can adjust the dosage of Metamucil to help you achieve symptom control. I would not go over 40 g a day total. Remember to stay hydrated, and to be wary of drug-food interactions. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes its okay: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a gentle laxative. Metamucil is a fiber supplement, and not really a laxative. A high fiber diet, including supplement like metamucil or generic equivalent, will keep your bms soft and regular. Use a laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from time to time if you need some help. Once you get things moving, regular fiber only should suffice! ...Read more
Wait for 2 hours: It is safe to take your vitamins 2 hours after taking metamucil for full absorption. ...Read more
I'm taking Metamucil (psyllium fiber) for regularity - how much is the maximum one can take per day?
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Sure: If you are constipated it is fine to take it. ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with laringeal reflux and I was wondering if I can still take Metamucil (orange flavor) or if it somehow makes me worse?
Won't do anything.: Metamucil will not make this any worse and as you can see didn't make anything better either. ...Read more
Before the fast: Starts. Metamucil may have sugar in it, or a sugar substitute. You may take metamucil before starting the fasting period, i.E, 12 hours before the test. ...Read more
Yes, but...: You may take Metamucil, in either form with your diet. However, the hCG diet has not been shown to be safe and effective. It is a diet with severe calorie restrictions, and can increase the risk of gallstone formation, irregular heartbeats, and electrolyte imbalances, among other side effects. I would not recommend this diet. There are safer ways to lose weight. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it okay to take linzess (taking it for constipation) along with drinking Metamucil or should I avoid Metamucil while taking linzess?
Linaclotide&psyllium: No significant interaction (s) known or found for linzess and metamucil. Caution always advised with multiple medications ...Read more
Had a C-section 5 weeks ago. But for over a week now I have bad constipation. I take Metamucil twice a day but haven't had any relief.?
Post op Constipation: Constipation after a surgery is a frequent occurrence. This is partly due to the disruption of normal metabolism, and compounded by use of narcotic pain medications. It is important to stay well hydrated during this period (and stool softeners won't work properly without adequate fluid intake) and to walk as frequently as permissible (let your doctor and your comfort level be your guide). ...Read more
Yes, but...: What are you trying to achieve--laxative effect, improved sense of evacuation, appetite suppression, weight loss, relief of bloating, etc.? Unless these are recommended by your doctor after appropriate evaluation, poly-pharmacy of multiple over-the-counter agents may not only delay your ultimate diagnosis (& identification of remedy) but may add to your problem. Get the right medical care please. ...Read more
I've been taking Metamucil for days with no relief, can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) in the same day?
Dr said to take either Metamucil or fibercon as a fiber supplement. What is the difference? Which is better fiber supplement.
Try one.: You will have to try them and compare. There may be theoretical advantages, but practical differences are what matters most. Use the one you like best. ...Read more
If you take metamucil/flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping the meds thru the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?
If you take Metamucil or flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping them through the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?
Not as you surmise: Metamucil and flaxseed in can reduce constipation in the same way any other natural or supplemental fiber does. Neither speed up intestinal transit time to any significant degree or cause injury in recommended doses. However, fiber can bind to certain medications, decreasing their absorption. As a general rule, you should separate fiber supplements from medication intake by two + hours. ...Read more