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Is Benefiber Safe To Use When Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
What can I do for severe constipation in pregnancy? (Water, prunes, benefiber and colace don't work.)
Care with laxatives: This is often a challenging problem. It is likely aggravated by supplemental iron you are taking because you are anemic or iron in your prenatal vitamin. Do as much water as you can, add daily walking exercise of 45 minutes. A low dose of milk of magnesia may help. Talk with your doctor about switching to a lower dose supplement or taking vitamins with DHA, a nutrient that's also a stool softener. ...Read more
Yes: Safe and doesn't taste bad!Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get so bloated that i look pregnant. I have Crohn's (taking imuran) and IBS (on daily peg), benefibre makes it worse. How do I stop it?
Discuss with GI DOC: You need to discuss this with your gstroenterologist as it is related to your ibs and crohn diseases or the therapy. ...Read more
Probably: There is a Benefiber product especially designed for children which simply has the wheat dextrin in it (still considered gluten free) without additional ingredients or supplements. It could be added to a child's food/beverage safely, I believe. However, I suggest increasing fiber in the child's diet would be a better initial approach. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it safe to take benefiber and Zantac together? Not sure why it wouldn't be but asking to make sure.
It is safe: Not sure why you care though because Im not aware of any medical condition that calls for this combination of substances. ...Read more
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