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Doctor insights on: Metamucil Side Effects Long Term

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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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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?

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

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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

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How long will Metamucil make my stomach hurt?

How long will Metamucil make my stomach hurt?

Highly variable: Metamucil does not invariably cause pain. If you are having pain from it then you should get it checked out. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. Read more

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How long does it take for a stool softener like Metamucil to take effect?

How long does it take for a stool softener like Metamucil to take effect?

Not a stool softener: Metamucil is not a softener per se. Rather it adds bulk and can retain (adsorb to be technically correct) fluid which may 'soften' the stool indirectly. The effect is usually within 24 hours. The dose may need to be gradually increased to (a) be effective and (b) minimize gas, cramps etc. Read more

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Is Metamucil supposed to work instantly, like within 3 days, or is there an adjustment period for your gut to adjust? How long? Days/weeks/months?

Is Metamucil supposed to work instantly, like within 3 days, or is there an adjustment period for your gut to adjust? How long? Days/weeks/months?

Metamucil: Takes a while to "work" and the amount of time varies. Since you have a "motility" problem (constipation) it may take a week or more to help!
In the meantime DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS!!!! Metamucil will not help without fluids in the gut!

Hope this helps!
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Had an open lower anterior resection for colon cancer. Taking metamucil. How long can I expect to have clustering and fecal incontinence? 2mths post

It's really variable: The anatomy is totally different after the surgery and will work differently.
Metamucil is a very good first step. Frankly, physical ttherapy for anal/rectal tone
If there is a gap in the perineum, SOLESTA can act like bondo and fill in missing areas a bit.
Phys therapy and overview of topic:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/268674-treatment Read more

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What are the side effects / long term effects of sedation in a 3 yo kid?

What are the side effects / long term effects of sedation in a 3 yo kid?

Depends on the med: Sedation in a 3yo is generally well tolerated when used in the basically healthy child. The term sedation has a variable meaning, with a bit of benedryl making some groggy to the gas anesthesia that puts them in deep sedation. Side effects depend on the med & how fast it leaves their system. Read more

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What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

Long term: Most women are very happy after breast augmentation. Breast implants are long term devices that may have to be replaced in time. The breasts will change over time with or without an implant. 10% of women are troubled by capsular contracture, or hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. Rippling or implant visibility. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/breast-augmentation/index. Html. Read more

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What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

It is always: Important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. Read more

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What are the side effects of long term herniation?

What are the side effects of long term herniation?

Tell us more: Are you talking about herniated discs in the back or are you talking about abdominal and groin hernias? Read more

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Is there long term side effects to a levothyroxcin overdose?

Is there long term side effects to a levothyroxcin overdose?

Yes, if the: Affected end organs suffer damage. But this is rare. Serum half life of thyroid hormone is 2 weeks, so it will take some time before your levels return to normal. Read more

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What are the long term side effects of the recreational drugs

Depends: The answer depends completely on which drugs, in what quantity, in which combination, for how long. Read more

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Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. Read more

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Long term side effects of high fevers?

Long term side effects of high fevers?

Fever: Temperature elevations above 105 f may create brain damage. In children they may be associated with seizures that will seldom if ever recur when the fever regresses. Otherwise there should not be permanent deficits from high fevers. Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of rosacea?

What are the long-term side effects of rosacea?

Scarring: Broken blood vessels thickening of the skin and swelling of the skin on the nose with formation of scar tissue are signs of advanced rosacea. Read more

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