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Psyllium husk powder (vitamin shoppe) safe during pregnancy? How many times in a day may I use this product? How many times a week?

Psyllium husk powder (vitamin shoppe) safe during pregnancy?  How many times in a day may I use this product? How many times a week?

Yes, definitely: Psyllium powder is definitely safe in pregnancy. It is not absorbed by your body, but rather pulls water into the intestine. You could use the product every day, even twice a day. Another great medication that functions in he exact same way (but tastes better) is miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent. Same idea, not absorbed, can take 1-2 times a day. Remember to drink lots of water too! ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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18 y/o girl. Is it okay to take 3-4 psyllium husk tablets daily to stay regular?

Added Fiber: That sure seems like too much. Remember in medicine that more is never better. This saying is repeatedly proven over and over in all kinds of scenarios when it comes to health care. One or two capsules followed by appropriate amounts of water is the recommended dosing. ...Read more

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Is psyllium husks safe for functional dyspepsia?

Is psyllium husks safe for functional dyspepsia?

Probably safe: There is a dearth of high quality medical studies on psyllium in functional dyspepsia. That being said, psyllium is generally well tolerated by most people. The real question is whether psyllium is an effective treatment. In this area, more study needs to be done. ...Read more

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How long can i take psyllium husk ?

How long can i take psyllium husk ?

Psyllium husk.: Psyllium husk is safe to use in the long term as a fiber and nutrient supplement. My concern with it is more the fact that it's easy. Remember that men need no more than 50 grams of fiber daily - it's easy to start sprinkling a lot of that stuff on everything. I'd rather you get the majority of your fiber from your regular meals and add Psyllium husk to oatmeal, salads and smoothies for example ...Read more

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How soon after diverticulitis attack can you take psyllium husk powder?

How soon after diverticulitis attack can you take psyllium husk powder?

I generally: Treat acute diverticulitis with 2 weeks of antibiotics and to stay on a no to low fiber diet for 6 weeks from diagnosis. I do not recommend starting psyllium before the 6 weeks have elapsed and you are symptom free as you risk a more severe recurrence during those 6 weeks with possible complication of perforation, abscess or fistula development, all of which are emergencies. ...Read more