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Metamucil Side Effects
Is bad bloating a common side effect of just starting taking lactulose solution and Metamucil? How long will this it last?
1-2 days : It also passes! and thus so does its effect. ...Read more
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
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
After accidentally taking a tablespoon of metamucil, had bm was fuzzy and one was squiggle and like a small piece of yarn shape. Normal?
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
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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