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Doctor insights on: Metamucil Side Effects

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Is bad bloating a common side effect of just starting taking lactulose solution and Metamucil? How long will this it last?

Is bad bloating a common side effect of just starting taking lactulose solution and Metamucil? How long will this it last?

Possibly: It may also be an early sign of gallbladder disease- consult your physician for testing, exam and ultrasound.Who prescribed this combination? Pleases top all OTC and Rx medications until seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Metamucil body wt.: Not really, metamucil has no role as a weight loss agent.It is prescribed to make a bulk in the stool so you dont get constipation. ...Read more

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Which is better: Metamucil vs citracel?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Will Metamucil deplete your sodium levels?

Why would U so think: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. But too much fiber can make you gassy and increase stool volume. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Metamucil on fodmap diet?

Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Note that Metamucil may ferment in your gut to more gas. Be aware however that gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can test if I am allergic to metamucil?

Can i tell me how i can test if I am allergic to metamucil?

Difficult to test: A 43 yo would like to know how to test for allergy to metamucil. There is no standardized test for this rare allergy and in general medication allergy (especially rare allergies) are hard to test. I am not sure what the symptoms of your allergic reaction are, but you should see an allergist for further evaluation. The allergist may be able to perform a prick to prick skin test or oral challenge ...Read more

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Is it possible that i mix a red color crystal light with my metamucil?

Sure: give it a try. Just remember that drinks and foods with dyes may cause coloration of stool. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

Is it healthier to take bulk former like Metamucil or eat lots of greens?

That's an easy one!: There is no substitute for fresh fruits & vegetables. No commercial fiber product can replicate the antioxidant, mineral, & vitamin benefits of produce. On the other hand, some people tolerate raw vegetables poorly with bloating, gasiness. For these people, or when vegetables may not be readily available, fiber supplements may suffice for bulk. Distinguish water soluble versus insoluble products. ...Read more