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Can You Take Metamucil While Pregnant
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I'm 10 weeks pregnant, is Metamucil safe during pregnancy? Can I take it every day? Very constipated and food fiber is not working..
Yes it is safe: Constipation during pregnancy is extremely common. It can be difficult to control, and if not treated, hemorrhoids become your next big problem! Metamucil is safe, even daily. You should also be on a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) 100mg 1-2 times per day. This is also safe. Good luck! ...Read more
Having constipation, pregnant. Took Metamucil once yest, now stool is thin and not that much. Is that normal? Is that how it starts working?
Constipation: Increase the dose of metamucil, suggest at least 3 tablespoons every day. Take 2-3 prunes every day and also increase fluid intake. ...Read more
Is inulin (metamucil) safe during pregnancy? I'm 28 weeks & have tried everything diet related to avoid constipation, and this type of Metamucil is the only thing that seems to work.
Is inulin safe during pregnancy? I've been taking it in the form of Metamucil (not the same as psyllium though). I've read that it's a vegetable fiber but just wanted to be sure it's safe. I'm in my 3rd trimester.
AS LONG AS IT IS: A non absorbable compund (which it is) and it is not used in excess, it should be fine. ...Read more
What causes intestinal bloating? Looks like I am pregnant. Could lose 10lbs, but not really overweight. More fiber? Metamucil or citrucel?
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, processed food, soft drinks, and fast food. After several days your digestive system should straighten out. If not check with your physician. ...Read more
I'm pregnant, and ive had one bowel movement during the last three weeks. I'm on colace, (docusate sodium) Metamucil. My doctor says not to worry. Should I worry?
Not normal: I would be concerned about your bowel habits. It is not normal to have bowel movements that infrequently. I recommend to my patients that they increase fiber in their diet, add a fiber supplement, take colace, increase oral fluid intake, and take miralax (polyethylene glycol). The miralax (polyethylene glycol) is especially important as it will work for almost everyone if they take enough of it. Good luck. ...Read more
My wife is 10 wks pregnant and having severe constipation. Tried stool softeners and Metamucil. The dr recommended miralax (polyethylene glycol) but we read mixed info. Ok?
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is fine. Most important, though, is drinking lots of water. The hormones of early pregnancy slow the bowel down, so constipation is a problem. It usually gets better in the second trimester, but then worse again in the late third. When the baby's head is taking up room in the pelvis. ...Read more
Can you mix/take different fiber together? For example, Metamucil pills, and a wal-mart brand of fiber gummies?
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
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
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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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
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
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
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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
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