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What are some of the precautions when taking Metamucil and citrucel?

What are some of the precautions when taking Metamucil and citrucel?

Drink Plenty of H2O: Fiber acts like a sponge in the intestinal tract, providing "bulk" to help treat constipation. It is not a medicine--nothing is absorbed into your system. Like any sponge, it requires liquid to become effective--otherwise, it can actually cause constipation. Make an active effort to drink 64 ounces of water a day. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Kohli
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Which is the most effective product of the following: benefiber, metamucil, or citrucel?

Which is the most effective product of the following: benefiber, metamucil, or citrucel?

All effective: Theses are just supplements. All are effective but I caution that while taking benefiber you have to make sure you drink lots of water with it. But these just supplement your diet. Most people need 25-30 grams a day and it is impossible to get this just from these products. You still have to change your diet and get it there. Consult with your physician for more info. ...Read more

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Which is more effective for ibs-d: Metamucil or citrucel?

Which is more effective for ibs-d: Metamucil or citrucel?

About the same: Both are soluble fibers and will soak up liquids. Metamucil is ferment able so make cause more bloating than citrucel. Start slowly ; work your way up. ...Read more

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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

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What is the difference between citrucel & metamucil?

What is the difference between citrucel & metamucil?

Fiber: Citrucel is methylcellullose. Metamucil is psyllium. These are 2 types of fiber. Is one better than the other? I think citrucel tastes slightly better than metamucil, but that is a personal opinion. ...Read more

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Is Metamucil safe?

Yes: But you need to take it with liquids and to remain well -hydrated. ...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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What is Celevac (methylcellulose) tablets?

What is Celevac (methylcellulose) tablets?

Made from cellulose: Powder with multiple uses. It is in KY Jelly, can be used as a laxative, and is in some skin care products and as a thickener in cooking. See a great discussion here: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Methyl_cellulose ...Read more

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Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Citrucel: Citrucel, an over-the-counter laxative consisting mostly of methyl cellulose, in suspension has a pH of approximately 4, making it acidic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use citrucel daily?

Is it safe to use citrucel daily?

Yes: It is absolutely safe. It is just natural fiber, and it is good for your bowels. If you do this, be sure to drink lots of liquids with it also. It is a good thing to do. Go for it. ...Read more

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Does Metamucil help soften stools?

Does Metamucil help soften stools?

Metamucil: Helps to soften stool. Metamucil contains 100% psyllium fiber which absorbs excess liquid in the intestines. This acts as a laxative to develop softer ; bulkier stools, . ...Read more

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Which is better, benifiber or citrucel?

Which is better, benifiber or citrucel?

Water soluble fiber: Both benefiber and citrucel are water-soluble fibers that are equally well tolerated and effective. Choose your favorite based on price, tolerance, taste, availability, and/or your doctor's preference (if he has one ask him why). Read also some great healthtap responses on the overall benefits of fiber supplementation. ...Read more

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Should you have dark stool after using metamucil?

Should you have dark stool after using metamucil?

Dark stool: Metamucil does not turn the stool dark. Peptobismol, iron pills and upper gastrointestinal bleeding can turn the stool dark. ...Read more

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How many Metamucil capsules should I take daily for IBS?

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

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How long should I wait to take vitamins after taking metamucil?

How long should I wait to take vitamins after taking metamucil?

Wait for 2 hours: It is safe to take your vitamins 2 hours after taking metamucil for full absorption. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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