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If you take metamucil/flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping the meds thru the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?

If you take metamucil/flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping the meds thru the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?

No: No risk of injury. You should still be able to absorb the medication just fine even though fiber may increase the speed at which food and medicines travel trough the gut ...Read more

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If you take Metamucil or flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping them through the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?

If you take Metamucil or flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping them through the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?

Not as you surmise: Metamucil and flaxseed in can reduce constipation in the same way any other natural or supplemental fiber does. Neither speed up intestinal transit time to any significant degree or cause injury in recommended doses. However, fiber can bind to certain medications, decreasing their absorption. As a general rule, you should separate fiber supplements from medication intake by two + hours. ...Read more

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Is Metamucil safe?

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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Can Metamucil work and how long does it take to work?

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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Is it better to take Metamucil in the morning or at night?

Is it better to take Metamucil in the morning or at night?

Metamucil: Better at night with a full glass of water. As a laxative, expect results by the end of the following day. Also, night time is when the body produces cholesterol. Psyllium, the active ingredient in metamucil helps to reduce cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can my body become dependent on metamucil if I take 2 teaspoons daily?

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

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1 tablespoon of Metamucil a delcolax 1 day prier. Had squiggly weird bm first looked like than normal after is this from the laxat?

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

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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?

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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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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Does Metamucil cause constipation?

Does Metamucil cause constipation?

It can.: Metamucil is a dry fiber. It is recommended to take it with water. If not enough water is taken the fiber will firm up and can constipate. ...Read more

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How much Metamucil to prevent diverticulitis?

If you eat: Adequate fiber in your diet, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains, don't waste your money on metamucil or other fiber substitutes and don't forget to drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Fluid is necessary for fiber to work properly. Even so this will not prevent 100% of the cases of diverticulitis but it will reduces your chances. ...Read more

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Metamucil making my constipation worse. What should I do?

Its not: Supposed to. You should be taking about 20-30 gms a day. If you are not tolerating it well you can switch to another brand such as citrucel or konsyl. You can also take a stool softener and keep in mind to drink a lot of fluids, specially in this warm weather. If symptoms don't improve talk to your family doc as you may need workup to rule out other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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Metamucil makes me constipated, is there a better alternative?

Metamucil makes me constipated, is there a better alternative?

If metamucil is: Making you constipated the problem is most likely that you are not drinking enough fluids/ water. With adequate water intake the stool should become softer/ more moist. With poor hydration - it is likely to cause constipation. ...Read more

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I misread the label and took 1 rounded tablespoon of Metamucil instead of 1 rounded teaspoon. Am I in trouble?

Not much!: Metamucil is plant fiber. It is not toxic. When starting it it is best to start with low doses so that the gut can adapt to the increased fiber load gradually to avoid bloating. Drink extra water. If you do notice bloating take simethicone to help relieve 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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What's more effective citrucel or metamucil?

Both equally: Metamucil contains psyllium which could make someone more gassy. ...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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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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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 don't 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