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Fiber Supplement Medication
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Fiber supplements: None are "good" to use if by good you mean they have been proven by proper trials to make what is bothering you better. Or make you live longer or healthier. ...Read more
No: Psyllium is safe for long-term use, as are fiber supplements in general. There is some risk, unrelated to how long you take the fiber, of obstruction, but this is thought to only occur with inadequate fluid intake along with the fiber. Overall, fiber supplements have many health benefits, and are definitely recommended for ongoing use. ...Read more
No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks. Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor. Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more
I've started taking a fiber supplement and noticed that my anus hole started to itch. Is this normal?
Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec?
No prilosec should be taken 1 hour before meals. Due to fiber binding up the drug in the stomach. Suggest 1 hour before fiber supplement or 2 hours afterward.
As always follow OTC label directions or med guidelines from your doctor included with your Prilosec from the pharmacy. ...Read more
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
What's the best soluble fiber ingredient to look for in a fiber supplement? Right now mine uses xylitol, but seeing if there's something more natural.
My toddler is a picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. She's not regular. Any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?
Fiber supplements: In the shape of cereals and nutrition bars are usually most readily accepted. However, my recommendation is to continue to entice her with small servings of different types of greens and fruits, prepared in different manners, taken together with things she may like. Most kids refuse veggies due to their texture, but I have not met many children who rebuff everything under the sun. Persistence! ...Read more
Could a fiber supplement be causing me to have orange stools the fiber supplement is an orange powder you put in 8 oz of fluid?
Started a fiber supplement. Noticed past few days when I have a bm it's usually a lot of blood with it. Not period or hemmrhoid. I take lax 3x a week?
No: Fiber supplements are not digested — that's what makes them fiber. They just sit in your intestines and attract water, helping to soften stools and make bowels regular. Since not digested, no calories or weight gain. Some may contain other ingredients to make them more palatalbe and tasty (I love the fiber brownies!) — then these do indeed have calories. Read container and see if lists calories. ...Read more
I have IBS. Is it safe to take methylcellulose every day? If not, can you recommend a daily fiber supplement that is safe for chronic use?
It is safe: It is safe to take methylcellulose for symptom management of IBS; fiber, of which methylcellulose is one kind, is generally effective for IBS symptoms. Another effective fiber supplement for IBS symptoms is psyllium. If you plan on taking any of these long-term (> 1 week -- and it sounds like you do!), keep your doctor in the loop and mention that youre taking them the next time you see him/her. ...Read more
My 8 year old son poops his pants and when he does use the bathroom it's a log. I have tried a fiber supplement and mild child laxative. What can I do?
After taking Metamucil fiber supplement to deal with my excess mucus production and foul odor, my stools are elastic in nature; look like intestines.
See your doctor: Mucous in the stools is not normal. See your doctor as you could have a more serious problem going on. ...Read more
Is there any meds that can cause u to need to take a fiber supplement daily to have a productive bowel movement?
Lots: Lots of meds can cause constipation, either by slowing transit time, increasing water extraction from bowel, both mechs, or other. Can include narcotics, calcium channel blockers for BP and heart conditions, calcium supp, other fiber stimulates bms by increasing water in the bowel, making for a bigger, bulkier, softer stool; increases the stretch and then the contractions of the bowel. ...Read more
Can I take a fiber supplement such as citrucel every day. This is the only one that suits me and have IBS with chronic constipation?
Does anyone know of a fiber supplement that does not cause excess gas? I struggle a lot with irritable bowel syndrome.
I think I overdose on fiber supplement. I'm experiencing flatulence, bloating and mucoid stools. What should I do and how long will it last.
Possibly: Each state differs some in what they allow food stamps to be used for. Fiber supplements and vitamins are likely to be allowable since they can improve and maintain overall health. Protein shakes offer benefit only in a select group of people, so unless you have documentation from a health care provider that they are indicated, food stamps may not be honored for them. ...Read more