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Doctor insights on: Dehydration From Metamucil

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Is Metamucil safe?

Is Metamucil safe?

Yes: But you need to take it with liquids and to remain well -hydrated. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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Is Metamucil healthy?

If taken w adequate: Fluids it's fiber will help with regularity. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Metamucil body wt.: Not really, Metamucil has no role as a weight loss agent. It is prescribed to make a bulk in the stool so you don't get constipation. ...Read more

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Which is better: Metamucil vs citracel?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Will Metamucil deplete your sodium levels?

Why would U so think: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. But too much fiber can make you gassy and increase stool volume. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Metamucil on fodmap diet?

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

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Can I tell me how I can test if I am allergic to metamucil?

Difficult to test: A 43 yo would like to know how to test for allergy to metamucil. There is no standardized test for this rare allergy and in general medication allergy (especially rare allergies) are hard to test. I am not sure what the symptoms of your allergic reaction are, but you should see an allergist for further evaluation. The allergist may be able to perform a prick to prick skin test or oral challenge ...Read more

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Is it possible that I mix a red color crystal light with my metamucil?

Sure: Give it a try. Just remember that drinks and foods with dyes may cause coloration of stool. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

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

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Does taking Metamucil once a day hurt your body? Can it lower your cholesterol?

Does taking Metamucil once a day hurt your body? Can it lower your cholesterol?

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! ...Read more

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Dr said to take colase... I don't have any... Can I use metamucil? Will it do the same thing?

Dr said to take colase... I don't have any... Can I use metamucil? Will it do the same thing?

Colace or Metamucil.: Same goal by different mechanism. Both taken daily as opposed to “as needed”. Metamucil is certainly worth a try if you don’t have any Colace. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Metamucil and Benefiber? Is one better than the other? Are they safe to use every day?

Different but the: Same - almost! Both are sources of fiber. Benefiber comes from wheat dextrin, while Metamucil comes from psyllium seed. One is not necessarily better than the other, you just have to see which one your body better tolerates. Be ware, Benefiber contains exceptional small amounts of gluten, so that may come into play for a very sensitive select few. Both can be used daily. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil work and how long does it take to work?

12 to48 hours: It start working in 12 to 48 hours, but can take up to 3 days to work. ...Read more

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Is it better to take Metamucil in the morning or at night?

Metamucil: Better at night with a full glass of water. As a laxative, expect results by the end of the following day. Also, night time is when the body produces cholesterol. Psyllium, the active ingredient in metamucil helps to reduce cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can my body become dependent on metamucil if I take 2 teaspoons daily?

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

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1 tablespoon of Metamucil a delcolax 1 day prier. Had squiggly weird bm first looked like than normal after is this from the laxat?

1 tablespoon of Metamucil a delcolax 1 day prier. Had squiggly weird bm first looked like than normal after is this from the laxat?

Probably, but...: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that works by increasing movement of intestines, helping stool to come out, assuming normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Metamucil is a bulking agent. Used together, stools appear altered. But a change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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How long is Metamucil ok to use. Currently, it's the only thing that helps produces a soft, BM. Thought about trying Align. Any thoughts?

Metamucil: Metamucil is essentially a fiber supplement to your diet, and it is safe to use it on a regular basis for the long-term. In fact, it is probably good for you to do so. Eating foods that are higher in fiber is a good idea also. If you increase your fiber intake, you should also increase your fluid intake. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Metamucil cause constipation?

Does Metamucil cause constipation?

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. ...Read more

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How much Metamucil to prevent diverticulitis?

If you eat: Adequate fiber in your diet, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains, don't waste your money on metamucil or other fiber substitutes and don't forget to drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Fluid is necessary for fiber to work properly. Even so this will not prevent 100% of the cases of diverticulitis but it will reduces your chances. ...Read more

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Metamucil seems to be making constipation worse?

Metamucil seems to be making constipation worse?

Very common: The most common mistake is to take Metamucil at night, which definitely causes constipation. Fiber is like a dry sponge. If you do not consume enough fluid with it, the fiber turns hard and constipates you. ...Read more

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Metamucil making my constipation worse. What should I do?

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 don't improve talk to your family doc as you may need workup to rule out other causes of constipation. ...Read more